SERAPHINA x TIMEOUTKL Rhinestone Leather Cuff Tutorial

Photos by Light Show Photography/Time Out Kuala Lumpur; edited by DIYKL

What your DIYKL kit supplies:

  • 1 pre-cut soft leather cuff in fuchsia
  • 1 pre-cut stiffer leather cuff in turquoise
  • A variety of rectangle, marquise, teardrop and round rhinestones
  • 2 button screw-on studs
  • E6000 glue (optional)

Click to purchase the Seraphina x TIMEOUTKL Rhinestone Leather Cuff Kit.

DIY Steps:

  1. Begin with inserting the screw into the hole of the pre-cut leather piece. This should be the square end of the cuff, not the triangle end. (Picture 2)
  2. Next, take the button stud and screw it on tightly. (Picture 3)
  3. You can now plan out your design - go ahead and freestyle! Tip: Try designing from the middle and spread the design outwards. Take a photo of the design before you begin glueing the rhinestones onto the leather. (Picture 4)
  4. Now that you're happy with your design, start glueing from the centre. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area when you begin glueing! Apply a dab of E6000 glue to the back of the rhinestone at the centre and adhere it to the leather cuff. Tip: Always start glueing the rhinestones from the middle of the cuff to maintain symmetry. (Picture 5)
  5. Continue until the design is complete. Let the glue set for at least 24 hours before wearing, for the glue to bond completely to the surface. 

Voila! Your SERAPHINA x TIMEOUTKL Rhinestone Leather Cuff is now ready to be worn. Have an awesome #armparty!

Main text by Ng Su Ann of Time Out Kuala Lumpur; edited by DIYKL