Do you want to save some hard-earned cash and learn how to make custom-made bracelets?
If so, this article is the one for you!
By 2030, the global jewelry market is projected to reach 518 billion USD! But unfortunately, jewelry isn’t always affordable. So it’s no surprise DIY bracelets are a popular trend in 2022.
There are many reasons to wear bracelets. You can express your personality, show off your style, coordinate with your outfit, and much more.
So, if you want to take advantage of the benefits of wearing jewelry, read on to learn how to make leather bracelets without breaking the bank!
Making a Braided Leather Bracelet
A braided leather bracelet is created by weaving thin leather straps in and out of one another. The leather is braided to make various styles and designs along the jewelry.
It can only be made manually, so it’s very time-consuming and explains why these bracelets can cost a lot of money.
What You Need To Make a Braided Leather Bracelet
Before you make leather bracelets, you need to gather your supplies. You can find everything your need down below:
- Three strips of leather
- Sticky tape
How to Make a Braided Leather Bracelet
Once you gather your supplies, you’re ready to get started!
Begin by putting a piece of leather around your wrist. Do this to determine the length of your bracelet so it can fit nicely around your wrist. Once you measure out one, you can cut two more pieces to the same size.
At one end of the leather, tie a knot around three pieces. Secure it to your work table with sticky tape. So it doesn’t move around.
Straighten your leather straps and bind the left piece over the right one. Next, move the leather on the far right above the middle. Continue these two actions until it is long enough to fit comfortably around your wrist.
When it’s long enough to put around your wrist, straighten your straps so that they’re now flat on the table. Then you can tie a knot with the ends of the three leather pieces.
Cut off any excess materials. And it’s time to wrap the bracelet around your wrist and start showing off your work!
Making a Beaded Leather Bracelet
A beaded leather bracelet is one of the easiest bracelets to make—perfect if you’re a beginner.
It’s created by dropping beads along a leather strap or cord. It’s arguably the most popular DIY bracelet design, as it’s fun and doesn’t take up lots of your time.
What You Need to Make a Beaded Leather Bracelet
Before you begin any project, you must get all your supplies in one place. Luckily, you only need a few items before you can get started:
- Sticky tape
- Leather cord
If you want inspiration for your beads or design, click for a Viking bracelet.
How to Make a Beaded Leather Bracelet
Place the leather cord around your wrist to determine how much to cut off. Make sure to cut enough so you can tie a knot once you’re finished.
Tie one end of the cord together, and secure it so your desk or workbench with sticky tape. That will stop your bracelet from moving about during the process.
Next is the easy part. Drop your beads along the leather cord until it’s full, and you can wrap it around your wrist.
Use a knot to tie the open end up. Remove the other end from the tape and bind those together around your wrist.
You Know How to Make Leather Bracelets
Whether it’s a career or a hobby, making leather bracelets is a rewarding experience. And the more you practice, the better your craftwork will become.
Since you know how to make leather bracelets, there’s no time to lose. So clear your schedule, gather supplies, and create with our leather bracelet guide!
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