Basketweave Cuff Bracelet Part Two: Dyeing and Finishing
August 8, 2013 4 Comments
We just finished setting up our cuff in Part One. We glued the pieces together and now we are ready to dye. Now, some people dye the pieces before the glue. It is all about preference. Please remember that the you should always go by your own wrist measurements and make sure to add an inch.
I took a fine brush and applied Atomic Wax to the letters before dyeing. Allow to dry completely. I failed to do that but I liked the result.
I used Lt Brown Dye but it comes out a little dark. I keep thinking it will be tan but it is more of a reddish brown. Use a wool dauber to apply the dye. In addition, I used another fine line brush to apply dye in the crevices where the dauber could not reach.
Do not forget about your edges. I also dye the back of my bracelets and as I mentioned before it is all a matter of preference. If you do not want to dye the back then you need to be extremely cautious when dyeing. It can easily seep into the flesh side. An option would be to use painter’s tape on the back and remove afterward. Sorry about my nail polish, yikes!
Allow bracelet to dry completely. Wipe off excess dye with a soft cloth.
Add rivets and snaps according to instructions.
Congratulations! A cuff worthy of any little Cowboy!