How to make a Leather Wrap Bracelet - Step by Step Jewellery Making Tutorial
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Designed by: Leah Connolly
Leah invites you to learn how to create a leather wrapped bracelet. These types of bracelets are so popular, they are not difficult to make and depending on the materials you use the results can be so diverse.
You will just love the colour variants of the tibetan agate beads, they are so pretty and work really well with the wooden beads. With winter fast approaching, why don't you enjoy some YOU time, gather your beads, blanket and a warm cup of tea and start beading :)
Tibetan Agate - I used 8mm rounds
Magnetic clasp - I used the olive shaped clasps with a 3mm hole 15x6x6mm, you will need two of these
Thread - I used S-lon in brown to weave/wrap around the leather
Leather - 3mm natural leather was ideal for this project
Preciosa wood beads - 8mm rounds beads in an almond colour
Measure the length of your wrist and cut two pieces of 3mm leather to size. Cut 2x 70cm lengths of S-lon cord.
I cut my leather in 2x 19cm lengths to make a 7.5" bracelet including the clasp.
Now you have your cords ready, position them on on a bead mat/board like the picture below. You can either pin them or tape them to your board.
The leather parts are your two central cords, now with the s-lon you can start wrapping around the leather. Wrap the left s-lon around the left leather, passing first above and then under the leather. Do the same on the right cords.
Place a bead on both ends of the cord, threading through in the opposite direction and pull the cord tight, as seen below:
With the s-lon go under the leather cords and repeat steps 4 until you have reached your desired length.
Once you have reached the end of your bracelet, tie the s-lon cord together and place a small amount of glue on the knot. Remove the other end of your bracelet from your board/tape and tie the s-lon cord together and secure with glue.
To finish glue the ends of the 3mm leather into the magnetic clasp. Make sure you separate the clasp before you start gluing. It was a little tricky getting the 3mm ends into the clasp but if you cut the leather at a slight slant it will fit snuggly inside. I placed a small amount of glue in the clasp and placed the leather inside.
Your bracelet is now complete and ready to wear :)
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