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Purple Leather and Crystal Bracelet

Purple Leather and Crystal Bracelet

Purple Leather and Crystal Bracelet

Designed by: Sarah Millsop

Difficulty: Intermediate

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Learn how to make this Purple Leather and Crystal Bracelet using our purple leather and crystal bracelet kit which makes up to 10 bracelets!

Tools:

  • Big eye needle (in kit)
  • Bead mat
  • Ruler or tape measure
  • Scissors

There are several ways to work this bracelet. You can hold the bracelet in one hand whilst using the needle in the other or if you prefer to have both hands free you can tape one end of the bracelet down to your work surface. Tape the button end down to work towards you or the tail ends if you want to work away from you.

Step 1

Cut a 100cm piece of leather cord.
Thread the cord through the button’s eye and position so the button is right in the middle of the cord.
Make sure you have the button the right way around and an equal amount of cord either side of the hole.

Step 2

Cut 120cm of thread.
Knot it to the top leather cord leaving a tail 10cm long – we’ve cut our tail extra short for these photos so you can see which the tail is).
Thread the long end onto your needle.

Step 3

Bring the long end under both cords, string a silver bead and position the bead right between the two cords.
If you’re holding the bracelet in your hand use your middle finger to push the bead up so the hole is visible.

Step 4

Pass the needle through the bead, ensuring the needle stays above the top cord.
The bead is now held in place with a thread below and above the leather cords.
If you are familiar with loomwork this is exactly the same technique.

Step 5

Repeat step 3 & 4 until you have added 35 more silver beads.
Keep the tension firm but not overtight.
If desired push the beadwork a little nearer to the button after the first 4 or 5 rows.

Step 6

After the last bead, pass the needle through this bead a second time then knot the strand to the cord.
Add a dab of strong glue to the knot then pass the needle once more through the bead.
Allow to dry before cutting off the excess thread.
Repeat this double pass of the thread through the very first bead using the 10cm tail.

Step 7

If your bracelet has a sideways curve now is the time to straighten it.
Tug gently on cord on the outside of the curve as you hold the beads flat in your hand.
Once straight bring both strands together and tie an overhand knot.
Keep the strands parallel as you form the knot and tighten it just next to the last bead.

Step 8

Form the loop for the button fastening by tying another overhand knot a short distance from the last one.
Check that the button will pass easily through it before tightening.

Step 9

Form the loop for the button fastening by tying another overhand knot a short distance from the last one.
Check that the button will pass easily through it before tightening.

Step 10

Taking it Further

You can now embellish your bracelet if you wish using the montes in the kit. There’s no special way to attach them, simply knot a length of thread at the point you wish to add the first monte and stitch through it, then through a silver bead on the bracelet – you can pass the thread through the upper side of the silver bead or the bottom, the choice is yours.

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