I think it goes without saying that I love anything with any kind of studs. Admittedly, despite the name, this blog tends to lead more towards the studs side (though I do love a good strand of pearls!). I recently whipped up a mixed media bracelet that I've been wearing with my Ettika bracelet (Metal Bangle with 8 Nugget Spikes) - I like how the dome studs are similar, but different in finish. I'm big metal-mixer!
The thing I love most about this DIY is that even the leopard print is handmade. It uses similar techniques found in this past bracelet project from 2012.
I'm planning on making another one, maybe with different studs, using a closed bangle to coincide with the Ettika bangle. The style of the two bracelets balance each other out when worn - the Ettika bangle is basic and can match with absolutely everything - while the leopard wrapped number brings in a little extra edge. Keep reading to see how I made it!
Glue down the end. Press and hold for a few seconds to help secure.
5) Glue a couple studs directly onto the leather. Let dry.
Styled with the Ettika bangle. I think I just found my two newest accessory staples.
The Metal Bangle with 8 Nugget Spikes was provided by Ettika for review and consideration. All thoughts & comments are my own. Click here to read more about collaborations and sponsorships.