Leather cuff with silver shackle

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Catherine Ash-Vie

I have been really struggling with this piece.  It is lovely to wear, with a good heavy feel and sits well on the wrist. It can look great on both men and women.

However, Andy found that a very hot shower would weaken the glue so that the clasp could pull off.  So I have been experimenting with different types of glues and ways to mark up and mask off the leather.  Not with complete success! I spent almost a whole weekend messing this up; but I think I've got there now.

My next challenge is to find good 20mm wide leather strips; I've had to try US and China!