How to Make Braided Leather Bracelets

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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
  • Glue
  • Clasp
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • 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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