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So I had somebody on Etsy make me a simple leather bracelet a little ways back. They made it much too large the first time, but were nice enough to adjust it to be smaller, for free. He ended up shortening it too much (even though I gave him the exact length I needed ...ah well)...and now it's very slightly too tight.
I've tried to stretch it out by snapping it around a pill bottle for a few weeks...the bracelet just barely fits over it, so I figured it would get it's strechin' on. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have worked very much. I've considered soaking it in water for 10 minutes or so, and then trying to stretch it...or using oil to help stretch it...but I'm not sure what would work the best. (If it ends up looking a bit "distressed", that's fine). It's been covered in a finishing wax to give it a sheen, but I don't care if that comes off in the process. I don't care if it ends up looking really distressed...because I'd like it just the same.
It's about 6 3/4" long, total. If I can even get an additional 1/4 inch out of it, I think that'd be enough. Ideally I'd like another 1/2 inch, though.