Variegated leaf bracelet


I think the leaves of the croton plant are absolutely gorgeous:

So when I saw the leaves used to make a cuff in a runway show (blogged about here), I decided to make my own.

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I started out with some sketches

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I traced my sketches, pinned them onto felt, and cut them out. I sewed two leaves of each shape together to make each leaf thicker and sturdier. Then I painted.

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I free-handed the designs while using my sketches as a reference, but could have also transferred the designs using tracing paper or a fabric pencil. I used magenta, dark green, light green, and yellow fabric paint. The easiest technique was to use the bottle they came in to apply the paint. I used a paintbrush for the magenta, but it was hard to control.

Finally, I laid out the leaves I liked best, and sewed them together. I used elastic and a snap to close the cuff.

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After I did all this work, I realized I could have just bought a fake plant and hot glued the false leaves to some elastic. Or done a photo transfer onto fabric to make the leaves, then sewn them together. At least it is one-of-a-kind! And I had a lot of fun making it.

  1. De verdad que estaba buscando esto, la verdad que es bueno conseguir cosas asi, ahora mismo iniciaré un trabajo que se relaciona bastante con esto.


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