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Leather Bracelet Cornucopia

Being a new designer, I was instantly drawn to using leather because it’s so fast and easy to make really great looking jewelry. Just take a look at all these gorgeous bracelets!

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A lot of these bracelets also appeal to my inner cowgirl… which likes anything brown and leather and silver and turquoise ūüôā

These two are made out of Portuguese Cork leather, and are just as beautiful as the real leather…

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There are so many beautiful sliders/components to work with, it makes designing a piece almost effortless since a lot of the work has already been done for you. Another reason these bracelets are so fantastic is the magnetic clasps which makes for a quick and easy on/off (very useful if you’re like me and find yourself taking off and putting on your jewelry several times throughout the day).

We wanted to share some of our designs with you to get your creative juices flowing about how you can put some of these pieces together. In addition to the components designated for each piece below you will need a straight cuter and some super new glue.

In these tutorials each bracelet uses 7″ of leather, you will also want to factor-in that each bracelet will be bigger than that because of the clasp. Adjust the size according to your wrist or that of the lucky recipient. The average bracelet length is 7″ for women and 8″ for men. So feel free to make them a little bigger or smaller as needed (which is why you will want the straight cutter and might want to order a little extra to make sure you have enough).

Here is a breakdown of each piece and what you will need to make it…

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This bracelet was designed by Pam

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Check out the cool swirly magnetic clasp.

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This bracelet was made by Wild Human Designs

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These two Portuguese Cork bracelets were also made by Pam.

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Directions:

So the process for each is really simple…

  1. Measure your wrist and trim leather as necessary with the straight cutters.
  2. Add sliders.
  3. Decide how you want the clasp to attach to the bracelet and separate the two parts of the clasp. Hold the end of the leather (or cork) upright and cover just the end, not the sides, carefully yet fully with super new glue. Slide on the clasp. Hold the two pieces together firmly for about 30 seconds. Glue will be cured in about 15 minutes.

Viola! Instant gratification (or at least about as close as it gets when it comes to making jewelry!)

Mix it up if you like, make it your own according to your own taste and color preferences.

Have fun and enjoy your super cool new fall jewelry!

Robyn.

 

 

 

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