Sunday, April 7, 2013

Cousin's Slider Bracelet

Hi Crafters!
Each month we highlight a manufacturer by designing with their products.  This month we're highlighting Cousin.  Personally, I've been using their products ever since I started designing jewelry.  They have a wide range of products and come out with something new all the time. 

Leather slider bracelets are very popular and Cousin has come out with a new program where you can make it youself and inidividualize it to suit your personality.  They are super quick to make, too.  Cousin sent us a lovely goodie box filled with their great products right down to the glue that we needed to make the bracelet. 
Here's what you need to make a slider bracelet:
There's the leather band, a clasp, some sliders and the glue. 

As you can see, the band that I received is a bright white.  I wanted to change that to coordinate with the sliders I liked which have a vintage gold color, so I took a stamp pad and stamped the band to color it. 

Here's a close-up of the leather to show how it looks.  I like how the ink brought out the texture in the leather.

Following the instructions, I trimmed the leather to fit my wrist allowing for the length of the clasp.  Then, I slid the sliders onto the band and glued the clasp on the ends.  Here's the finished bracelet.

Here's another shot of the bracelet.

I can't wait to try another one!  I've got a few more ideas I want to try.  Hmm, maybe wire wrapping...or, some patina on the sliders...   You'll find more great ideas from the designers who are participating in this manufacturer challenge.  Just hop forward using the Designer Craft Connection!

Happy Crafting!

PS  If you need more help with putting it together, here's a link to the video on Cousin's website.  You'll also be able to see all the sliders, bands and clasps available.  They're available now in most Jo-Ann stores.


  1. I love Cousins! This bracelet looks great. Picturing it with jeans. I would have never known it started out white. The inking makes it looks so natural.

    Have a great week, Terry!

  2. Love that you applied ink it really is easy to personalize, great project!