Just finished making this pink pearl and crystal leather wrap bracelet and I love wearing it!
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I pretty much followed the directions for the “Leather and Luxe” bracelet in the January issue of Bead Style Magazine, substituting beads that I had on hand. The button was one from my grandmother’s button jar.
I also used 1 mm leather cord that I had on hand, rather than 1.5 mm. Worked just fine. 🙂
The pink pearls are ones I dyed a while back. You can learn how easy it is to do in this Custom Dyed Pearls video.
I did order the pink silk cord from ArtBeads.com, but think I’ll try other cords/threads for a future bracelet. Any suggestions for materials?
Keep in mind that the 2 meter card of silk cord was just enough to make a double wrap bracelet. If you want to make a bracelet with more wraps, you’ll need more cord.
Although the directions in the magazine were great, I learned a few other tips from watching this video. The most helpful thing I found was to tape both ends down to your table. This makes managing the wraps much easier.
The process was repetitive but relaxing. Once you get the pattern down it’s very simple. Next, I think I’ll make a triple wrap bracelet with all mixed metal beads. Let me know if you give this a try!
To figure how much leather cord you need, take your wrist measurement and double it. Multiply that by the number of wraps you want and add 12 inches.
So, for the triple wrap bracelet I’m going to make:
7 inch wrist x 2= 14 inches
14 inches x 3 wraps= 42 inches
42 + 12 = 54 inches leather cord