I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project. I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them! This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering!
I’ll leave a few links in case you’d like to re-create this project for yourself. A few of these links (though not all) are affiliate links, which means if you decide to make a purchase, it does benefit my blog at no extra cost! CLicking through is totally up to you, though. You will need:
- Bench block and hammer
- Eyelet setter
- Copper eyelets (or any finish you like)
- Leather cuff – if you choose one without holes, be sure to get a punch to add your own holes. I also used an awl to stretch the holes just a tiny bit more.
As I mentioned, I did stretch the holes a little to make it faster to add the eyelets. I put one in each pre-punched hole. I used 5/32 size for this project but smaller would probably be okay.
Then, I set each eyelet with a hammer. Just put the setter base on your bench block, add the setting tool to the top of the rivet, and tap it with your hammer a few times to set it!
If you want to, you can add a charm to one of the holes! I love this little tree, and it matches the metal I added.
And that’s it! Depending on how quickly you set your eyelets, this is a pretty quick project. It took me about 15 minutes.
It’s a nice fall accessory, and I always love an excuse to bust out the hammer! Haha. What are you making this fall?