To create these three bracelets I used a fun product called Metal Complex Flat Leather. They are pre-packaged leather strips that measure 10 x 2mm and come in a wide assortment of color groups. The color group shown here is the Yellow/Steel Grey Metallic group. Metal Complex also has available 5mm spools in 20 different colors as well as 3mm spools of colored faux snake leather.
What I love about this product is you can leave the leather strips as is like I did with the top bracelet. This is just how the leather strip looks when taken out of the packaging. For the middle bracelet, I decided to see if I could emboss the leather strip using my Sizzix Big Shot and an embossing folder. It worked beautifully and the embossing was perfect. Then for the bottom bracelet I figured since the leather embossed so beautifully I would try some metal stamping. I metal stamped the quote “Smile, Breathe & go slowly” by Thich Nhat Hanh and love how it came out. It looks great.
As you can tell from the embellishments on each bracelet I’m having a lot of fun creating hammered flowers. I really like the simplicity of this flower style.