There's nothing as light, casual and simple to wear on the wrist as a braided leather bracelet. Leather is a material that can withstand a lot of wear and tear, and it will hold up through many a shower (although it may not smell too great after awhile). Leather bracelets are easy to make, and the only requirement is a trip to the bead store or art supply store to get the materials. Here's how to get started on your newest beauty accessory.
Things You'll Need
- 3 14-inch strips of thin leather
- Thin wire
- Wire cutters
- Nylon thread
Cut 3 strands of leather into 14-inch long sections. Tie a knot about 1 inch from the top of one of the strands.
Match up the 2 other strips to the top of the first strip. Glue the 2 other leather strips to the first strip just underneath the knot. Circle underneath, above and around the knot with wire, binding all 3 strips together.
Braid tightly from the knot down to the end of the strips. Wrap around your wrist to size the bracelet.
Trim the excess leather to achieve the size you want. Glue the 3 strips together at the end. Secure the end with tight circles of wire.
Attach both sections of the clasp over both ends of the leather bracelet with nylon thread.
Tips & Warnings
- Add beads to brighten up your bracelet.
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