Day #7 Leather Cuffs and Life

view it We are now a week in this 31 days of writing challenge and I am feeling like I do when I’m a week in on one of those awful juice cleanses. I know it’s good for me, but I’m ready to jump ship. It’s not that I’m not enjoying this, but life gets in the way and my creativity seems to go kaput. So I’m pulling one of my projects off the shelf that has been sitting and just needed a little love.

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anchor This leather cuff began as one of those ankle weight cuffs that people use to exercise with. I picked it up for 25 cents at a yard sale. I slit the backside and a thousand tiny little beads fell out onto the ground (beads that I am still vacuuming up six months later). But the cuff was too bulky and masculine.

other So tonight I cut off the inside layer of leather. (This took using my husband’s super sharp hunting knife and I am always like one inch from being rushed to the ER because the blade is so dang sharp). I then had to cut off the excess strap and make a new hole for the clasp to be tighter. It is a loose cuff around the wrist or a tighter one in the crook of my elbow. I’m trying to start a new trend. I am hoping to get a new tattoo on my arm there, but will need to cover it for work, so I’m bringing the “upper cuff” to the fashion world.

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