How to Embellish a Belt Buckle with a Pendant or Charm

Have you ever wanted to create your own embellished belt buckle? It can be especially tempting when you can't find one in the stores that is just right. This article shows how you can decorate an existing belt buckle through pictorial demonstration of a basic design. You can use this article as a basis for your own more complex designs, adapting it as you see fit.

Steps

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    Start with a blank buckle.
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    Glue the suede on top of the buckle. Make sure to leave the decorative edge of the buckle exposed.
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    Position and glue the rhinestone chain around the inner edge of the buckle, making sure to cover the edge of the suede.
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    Cut off the ring of the charm or pendant using the side cutter if necessary and file down any sharp edges with the files.
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    Glue a charm or pendant in the middle of the buckle. The example in this article has used a crystal embellished cross pendant that matches the color of the suede and the rhinestone chain.
    • Let the buckle dry overnight before wearing.
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Warnings

  • Set up your workspace in a well-ventilated area.
  • Be careful using the sharper tools. You may get hurt

Things You'll Need

  • Blank belt buckle
  • High strength glue
  • Wire cutters
  • Rhinestone chain
  • Suede fabric
  • A charm or pendant of your choice (to suit the fabric color)

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