Sunday, May 6, 2012

Tutorial: Leather & Charm Bracelet

Here are some fun summer bracelets that I've been working on since I've gone to some awesome craft stores with my bestie on this last weekend.
I thought you guys might want a tutorial, so instead of asking I just went ahead and made you one!
I hope you like it.

 

•Flat nose pliers.
•Braided leather/ leather cord.
•Lobster clasp.
•Jump rings.
•Two closures. (I asked for special ones for leather)
•Charms.


Measure the braided leather cord around your hand and cut it slightly shorter than your wrist. Only just a centimeter or so. Use sharp scissors, we don't want any wobbly ends. (my pliers have built-in scissors! Woot!)

 Next, insert each end of your cord into a closure. You'd be able to get it in quite easily.

 After you've got the cord tucked in nicely, gently squeeze the last bit of the closure to make it hold the cord tightly and keep it from slipping.

 Repeat the last 2 steps for the other side as well.

 Hold a jump ring in one hand and your pliers in the other, and gently twist the jump ring open by pulling it in two opposite directions. I hope this makes sense!

 Slip your clasp in while you're still holding the jump ring with the pliers.

 Slip one end of the cord in the other side.
Close the jump ring using your pliers (and hand if necessary).
  • Insert another jump ring on the other end of the cord, too.

 Pick a cute charm and insert a jump ring into it. Don't close it just yet, wait for the next step!

Attach the charm to the other side of the cord.


You're done! See? Easy peasy lemon squeezy! 
Wear your awesome bracelet with pride. :)

Here are a few more I've made:



I'm in love with the little owl charm! Aren't they all adorable?
Alrighty then, I'll see y'all some time soon. xx


12 comments:

  1. so cute.. Love the bracelet.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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    1. Glad you like it! Such a fun party by the way. Waiting for next week!

      Kisses,
      Roudi

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  2. Slam,
    Nice to see your blog :) thanks for the follow, I would love following back!
    keep sharing awesome ideas..
    love from Pakistan !

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    1. Thank you for following back. Love your blog!
      Hugs from Egypt.
      Roudi

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  3. Oh so cute! Loving the charms on all of them.

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    1. Oh yes, I'm a sucker for cute charms! lol
      Thank you for stopping by Cassidy. ♥

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  4. Such an awesome tutorial!
    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Dr Sonia! Thank you for the sweet words, and thank you for popping over. ♥

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  5. Great project! I've always wondered how to use those springy looking end caps. Thanks so much for linking up to Motivated Monthly at Etcetorize~

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    1. Oh, that sure does give me a bonus! :D

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Roudi