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Rocker Belt Buckles

Channel your inner rock star with these fun-to-make fashion accessories. Bring on the glam with this rock-inspired belt buckle, customized with glitter and rhinestones.

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custom belt buckle with glitter and rhinestones

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Materials and Tools:

belt buckle blank with a ridge
rock 'n roll images
scrapbooking or wrapping paper
glue stick
rhinestones
jewel glue
toothpick
découpage medium
ultra-fine glitter
small paintbrush
leather paints
paintbrushes
leather belt

Steps:

1. Trim the paper and the image(s) to fit inside the belt buckle blank well. Glue paper to the inside of the buckle blank.

2. Decide on the placement and glue image(s) in place.

3. Using jewel glue and a toothpick, attach rhinestones in a decorative pattern.

4. Add glitter to a small amount of découpage medium and brush over both the image(s) and rhinestones. Work carefully to keep the medium in the well of the belt buckle. Let dry overnight, or longer if needed.

5. Decorate the belt with leather paints and attach buckle to belt.

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Resources

  • Castin' Craft Clear Liquid Plastic Casting Resin and Catalyst from Environmental Technology Inc. (ETI)