Aug 24 2012

Craft Tutorial: Leather Cord Bracelets

Craft Tutorial: Leather Cord Bracelets
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Hello Sweets! Today I’m going to share you two types of very easy bracelets that use leather cords. First of all, my first inspiration was this:

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Macramé bracelets by Honestly WTF. Aren’t these just gorgeous? They have a very easy-to-follow tutorial for the bracelets, but… no, I didn’t have the right knotting cords and used leather cord (1mm) instead, and it turned out way too bulky.

Oh well. I quickly moved on (no, I’m not the type to give up easily on making jewelleries!) and made these much easier versions with what I had :)

What you’ll need:

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  • leather cord, 25 – 30cm (I used 0.7mm cord for this)
  • 15 metal beads (make sure your cord fit in them!)
  • 2 cord crimps
  • 3 jump rings (I used two 3mm and one 1cm)
  • 1 clasp
  • (not in the photo) scissors, pair of flat-nose pliers and round-nose pliers

Instructions:

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1) Place the leather cord in a cord crimp. If you are using thin cord like me, fold the end of the cord to make it more secure.

2) Squeeze and close the crimp with flat-nose pliers.

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3) Trim the shorter end of the cord.

4) Thread all your metal beads.

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5) Attach a cord crimp at the other end.

6) Add a clasp and a bigger jump ring using smaller jump rings.

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And you’re done! If you don’t want your beads to slide, tie a knot at both sides.

 

What you’ll need:

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  • leather cords, 2 x 15cm (I used 1mm cord for this)
  • 2 cylindrical crimps (make sure they’re big enough to thread your cord twice)
  • 1 connector/charm
  • 2 cord crimps
  • 3 jump rings (I used two 3mm and one 8mm)
  • 1 clasp
  • (not in the photo) scissors, pair of flat-nose pliers and round-nose pliers

Instructions:

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1) Add a connector/charm to the leather cord.

2) Thread both ends of the cord into a cylindrical crimp so it forms a loop.

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3) Squeeze and close the crimp with flat-nose pliers.

4) Trim the shorter end of cord.

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5) Repeat the steps to connect another cord to the connector.

6) Following the steps 5&6 of the previous tutorial and attach cord crimps, a clasp and a bigger jump ring using smaller jump rings.

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And you’re done!

 

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So easy, right? You could use different kinds of cords, charms and beads… the possibilities are endless!

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And me being me, of course I had to make more… :) For the turquoise one, I followed the brilliant tutorial here, by Passions for Fashion. I first found the tutorial via True Blue Me and You and this was seriously the easiest tutorial ever to follow!!!

Yes, I know the summer is going to end soon, but I have another ‘Go! Summer!’ sort of bracelet tutorial (and easy one again) coming… tomorrow?? Maybe Monday. OK, tomorrow… Whichever way, see you soon :)

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18 Commnents to “Craft Tutorial: Leather Cord Bracelets”

  1. Hi Sunny, a huge apology for the late reply! I bought the pink cord in a small craft shop in Brighton (UK), but I believe that you can buy them in pretty much any online shops; please search for Griffin silk cord. The colour I used was Dark Pink. As for the charm, it’s a Swarovski rhinestone (pointed back) in a setting. I bought both of them in a Japanese craft shop, and you can search the rhinestones and similar settings in Etsy. Hope the info helps!

  2. Hi I would love to know what kind of charm you used on the pink bracelet, and where you bought the charm and the yarn! thank you!

  3. What kind of yarn did you use for that pink bracelet? Where can buy it? what is the charm called for you used on the pink yarn bracelet?

  4. Oh! SO cute! These are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  5. your jewellery is superb. Keep on doing it.

  6. Love it!!
    I would like to learn how to do the nots like the turquoise bracelet with the circle
    Thank you.

  7. Hello Josephiene :) I usually take photos in quite bright setting (try and take a few snaps in different exposure compensation), and I also use DIY reflector (you can read how to make reflector with foils in my older post: http://www.small-good-things.com/archives/1096). If these fails, I use Photoshop and brighten my photos. Hope these info helps :)

  8. Cute bracelets and I love your photos! How do you get the photo so bright?

  9. Hi rhanelythien, I bought the leather cords from the shop below:
    http://www.beadworks.co.uk

  10. wow its really nice
    where did you buy the leather cord if you don’t mind? thanks, i want to make it..

  11. Thanks Ourania, hope you enjoy making lots :)

  12. These are so cute I can’t wait to make one or many. Thank you!

  13. Hi lil, I got the circle charms from below:
    http://www.cjbeaders.co.uk/more/on/details/00580
    Hope this helps :)

  14. where did you get the circle charm?

  15. I got the clover charm back in Japan, and I’m afraid they don’t do international shipping :( Thanks for stopping by, Kim!

  16. Where did you get the cute clover charm??

  17. Thank you Bev!! Hope you enjoy making them :D

  18. Soooo Cute Emi!! I’m loving those stacking bracelets too – I need to go through my stash and make some! Thanks for the great tutorial! :)

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