If you follow our sister site, Two It Yourself, at all you know I'm a bit of a knockoff-oholic. Pottery Barn is my favorite...but when I picked up a bunch of these acrylic cuffs from Punch Place Plus for just $1.65 each I knew at least one of them was destined for a Chanel knockoff. Um...no way would I pay the $475 price tag and when you see just how easy this was to make, you will wonder who would!
|Chanel Resin Black and White Cuff|
Since I was working with a white cuff I measured the inside of the cuff using my tape measure and then drew out a rectangle in Studio to be cut in black vinyl. Using the SCALE tool, I manually typed in the measurements > unchecked 'Lock Aspect' > Click 'Apply'.
To make the logo, I just typed out one C and from the REPLICATE tool mirrored it to the left. I moved it on top of other C to create the Chanel logo. Both 'Cs' were then selected so I could weld them together to make the logo. (Right Click > Weld).
I resized the entire design so it would fit on the cuff which is 1.20" wide.
|Blank acryclic cuffs are from Punch Place Plus|
To make applying the black strip easier on the inside of the cuff, I did not use transfer tape. I peeled the vinyl from the backing and then leaving just a quarter or half inch exposed at one end, I put the rest of the strip onto a piece of extra vinyl backing. I did this so I could line up the strip without the vinyl sticking to itself or the cuff before I was ready. Then it was just a matter of putting the logo on.
Um...this cost me next to nothing, took about 5 minutes to make, and saved me a boatload!
Here's another cuff I designed and made. It's kind of a play on a charm bracelet with my son's little silhouette. If you're looking for the step by step lesson on how to turn a photo into a silhouette, check out this tutorial.
A monogram would be perfect, too, don't you think?! I added one to this cuff using etched glass vinyl of all things! More on that tomorrow :)
I hope you like the cuffs as much as I do because...
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