Warrior Cuff

  • Author: Project DIY
  • Time required: 25 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Step 1 Warrior Cuff  ¶ 

  • STEP 1: Gather your materials. You will need the contents of the project pouch, E6000 glue, and a sharp scissor for cutting the trims. You may also want to set some paper down on your work station because the glue can get a little messy.

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Step 2  ¶ 

  • STEP 2: Planning out your design. We urge you to plan out your design before you glue it down and try out a variety of combinations.

  • Skip the imitation leather lining for a more metal-driven look and cut up the gold pearl trim into tiny pieces to create an allover gold studded motif. You can also create different shapes such as crosses, flowers or your initials!

  • Our instructions will show you how to create the design shown on the box images. But feel free to stray from the instructions and come up with your own.

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Step 3  ¶ 

  • STEP 3: Measuring and Cutting your Trims. In order to prepare the imitation leather lining, start by pulling the trim along the length of the cuff and cut to size. Cut the remaining trim to the same size so that you have two identical lengths.

  • Now lay your trims on a flat surface. Using the glue applicator syringe or a cotton swab, apply glue to one side of the length of the trims, on the flat part only. Make sure not to apply glue to the raised part: that will be visible on the border of your bracelet.

  • Let the glue settle for a few minutes --- this will increase its stickiness and will make attaching it to the bracelet easier. Gently press it into the underside of the bracelet, using the edge of the cuff as the guideline for the raised part of the trim. Press firmly and hold for a minute. Repeat on the other side of the bracelet.

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Step 4  ¶ 

  • If you want to line the edges of the bracelet with the gold pearl trim, follow the same procedure to pull the trim along the length of the cuff and trim it into two identical lengths. Apply glue to the bracelet in a straight line across the edge and press the trim into it, holding for 30 seconds.

  • To use the glue applicator syringe, see our guide How To Use a Glue Applicator Syringe

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Step 5  ¶ 

  • STEP 4: Adding your designs. Now that the foundation of your cuff is complete, use the glue applicator syringe to apple a small amount of glue to the back of each component. Gently press the components onto the bracelet where desired.

  • Please remember to let the glue fully cure for 24 hours. After that, you will be ready to rock your warrior cuff and show everyone your personal expression through your designs.

For more information, check out the Joan of Arc category page.

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This is the BEST web-site ever!!

Easy,easy instructions, great pics, and very affordable to make.

Thank you do much for creating this site for us not so beginners

Kathie Giese, · Reply

I am loving this project but some tips and photos on how to put the glue into the syringe would be super helpful, I am just staring at it like.... whaaaaaaaa?!

Catherine, · Reply

Hi Catherine!

We're so sorry we didn't include some tips on how to use the glue applicator. We are working on a short guide for our DIY Tips n' Tricks section on gluing techniques, but in the meantime here are a few tips:

The glue applicator works like a little syringe. Attach the pink tip to the end of the applicator, and pour the glue into the other side. Then put the plunger into the open side of the applicator (where you just poured the glue). Squeeze the plunger and the pressure will make the glue pour out of the pink tip at the other end. Practice pushing the glue out a few times on a piece of paper to get the hang of it, and then you should be ready to start gluing.

Stay tuned for our How To Use The Glue Applicator guide coming soon! Thank you so much for your comment.

-The Project DIY Team

Project DIY,

I reviewed the Project DIY Joan of Arc kit and so far, my readers have responded by loving these designs. Review: http://abt.cm/1bvO9PH

The glue applicator took me a second to get the hang of, too, but a bit of fumbling and I had it figured out. While this bracelet project is fairly easy, it was also inspirational. I haven't dealt much with epoxy glue, and now I'm thinking of all of the possibilities that I have with the bangles in my jewelry box!

I changed up the design and added an antique watch face to my bangle, but I'd suggest that crafters stick with the fake leather underneath, and adding the 'gold' studs. It really gives this bracelet that medieval look. If anyone needs help with this project, I'd love to craft along with you! Ask me for tips on this Project DIY box at http://facebook.com/aboutdiyfashion

Rain Blanken, · Reply

Hi Rain, Thanks so much for your in depth review and comments!! We absolutely LOVE the design you've come up with, and that you brought in some personal elements.

We've also added a guide on how to use the Glue Applicator in our DIY Tips n' Tricks section and hope this will help with future glue projects!

We can't wait to see how you customize December's box! -The Project DIY Team

Project DIY,

Hi Rain, Thanks so much for your in depth review and comments!! We absolutely LOVE the design you've come up with, and that you brought in some personal elements.

We've also added a guide on how to use the Glue Applicator in our DIY Tips n' Tricks section and hope this will help with future glue projects!

We can't wait to see how you customize December's box! -The Project DIY Team

Project DIY, · Reply

I noticed that some people had trouble understanding how to use the glue syringe. I thought it was very intuitive--but I am glad you added the instructional guide.

This was fun to make (though I don't know that I'll ever wear it). I am afraid, though, that it will start to fall apart within a few wearings--I couldn't get the edges (the leather and the gold trim) to stay down flat, even with extra glue, and the curve of the cuff is keeping some of the gunmetal trim pieces from staying down flat. Maybe some clothespins could help hold the edges in place. It seemed a big raggedy along those edges, too. Not as polished-looking as your other projects have been. Any suggestions?

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