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How to Make a Wrap Leather Bracelet?

time:2013-07-31 author:clio008

The wrapped leather bracelet is popular this season. These are priced at $80-$200. Needless to say, it is much more economic to make one by yourself.

The supply list:

1. 6mm round beads. You can use gemstone beads, glass beads, crystals beads, or pearls. The beads can be smooth or faceted surface.

2. Leather cord. Generally, we use genuine cow leather1.5mm or2mm. Leather color can be black, brown, blue, green, red, pink, as your like!

3. Thread. Pick a color that you think matches your leather and beads. The thread needs to be able to double pass through your beads twice.

4. Button or a charm bead. It is use as a clasp.

5. Tools. Needle, scissors, work surface with clips or clothespins.

How to make:

1. Cut your leather. The length of your leather need to be more than double of your bracelet size. The longer, the better.

2. Cut a long piece of thread (10-12 feet) and thread your needle. Knot the end of the threads.

3. Knot the leather and thread together, leaving a loop on the end. Make sure your button will fit through the loop.

4. Using binder clips, attach your loop to the top of a piece of cardboard. Use a second clip to attach the leather ends to the bottom of your board (leave the thread loose).

5. Starting with your thread in the middle of the two strands of leather, wrap the thread OVER the right strand to the outside, then UNDER the right, OVER the left to the outside, then UNDER the left and OVER the right. It is a simple figure-8 stitch. Do this 5-6 times, pulling the thread tight around the leather to form a binding.

6. Now you are ready to start adding beads. After your thread has passed UNDER the left leather, add a bead. Hold the bead between the two strands of leather, and stitch the thread OVER the right, back UNDER the right, THROUGH the bead hole again and OVER the left. Bring the thread UNDER the left and add another bead in the middle. Repeat until it is enough for your wrist.

7. To finish the bracelet just like you did in step 5. Now you are ready to attach your button. Ideally, you’ll have enough leather left to tie on a button with a nice knot on the back and trim the ends.

8. If desired, add a touch of glue to the knots to ensure the thread is gripped securely by the leather. Trim ends as needed.