DIY Image Transfer onto Leather

Use Citrasolv (a natural cleaner) to easily transfer images onto leather.

You need to use a laser printed image, or a zerox/toner copy. Ink jet printed images will not work with the Citrasolv method.

Find the DIY Image Transfer onto Leather Tutorial from Thicketworks here.

Another option for transferring images to leather, is to use tee shirt transfer paper. Lana Red uses iron-on tee shirt transfer paper to transform leather scraps into jewelry here.

If you want to use Citrasolv to transfer images to fabric, you can check out this tutorial here.


Just added this (season 1) Emma Swan bracelet to my Etsy shop!

Made of reddish-brown leather like one of Emma’s signature jackets, and braided into a heart pattern (because she finally found the family who loves her), this 7-8" wrap bracelet also mimics the shoelace she wears wrapped around her wrist after the untimely death of Sheriff Graham. The magnetic closure is for the magic that binds her to the people of Storybrooke, and the pewter cuff holding the bracelet together, her new role as town Sheriff.

Yours for $32 (plus shipping — international shipping available, too).


Playing with some ring ideas again using scrap leather and mostly stuff I have laying around to give my brain and eyes a little shift from all the bracelets I’ve been making. :)

On the left is a wood and leather ring with silver crimps holding it together. 

On the right is a little Emma Swan ring using the red leather I use for her bracelets and a hammered silver ring I found at work. It’s very cute, but I have to find a better way to secure the leather (well, a bigger crimp) because I didn’t necessarily like the way I finished this one. Otherwise, I like its simplicity. If people like it, I’ll work harder on finding a solution. If not, I’ll be sporting it myself for a while.


A little commission work for my friend (and one of my absolute favorite fan artists) @scribblecat27. She wanted a braided leather kumihimo bracelet with turquoise, white, light brown, and sage. The result was a nice thick band with a great color combo. What I liked best about it was that it looked as good on the “wrong” side as it did on the “right” side. I like to think of this as a reversible bracelet. :) My only complaint is with the white leather. Because it’s colored white and not actually white, the color breaks a bit when it bends. I might have to tinker with some other types of “shiny” leather to see if I can find a version that doesn’t do that quite so much. I do love the effect of the white though with the other shades. It’s all very pretty!

Have a request for a custom bracelet? You can contact me here or at my Etsy shop!