I have been enjoying time with my extended family lately. Since many of my family members like crafting I put together a new bracelet tutorial to provide us with some simple and creative entertainment. This post contains a step-by-step leather and chain bracelet tutorial that will teach you how to make an elegant stacked bracelet. These lovely bracelets can be worn either by children or by adults, and the design can span the spectrum of elegant to funky, based on the materials used!
I prefer to wear 1 to 3 bracelets at a time. And in the image below I am wearing 2 types of bracelets that I made while crafting with my family. The inside and outside bracelets are the leather and chain bracelets.
I discovered the pattern for this wonderful bracelet while looking for leather cording for another project. I was impressed by the great materials and the interesting construction techniques used to make this bracelet. I just had to make these bracelets! I have changed the closure a bit, adding an antique button in my version of the pattern. You can find the original tutorial on the Ornamentea website at Everyday Wrapped Bracelet. Ornamentea is also the perfect place to get all of your materials for this project, except for the antique buttons. If you want to use antique buttons for the closure then eBay is a great place to find some unique offerings.
In truth, after I put the tutorial for this pattern together, I decided to share my new discovery and offer a hands on class that walked students through the creation of these bracelets. My first ever class went smoothly and we all had a great time. Even the novice crafters in the class finished the class with fully finished bracelets. Everyone agreed that the pattern was much easier than they imagined. So please give the tutorial a try at home!
Making this bracelet is a lot of fun if you are alone or in a group of friends or family. I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as we did!
Supplies (per bracelet):
- 18 inches of 1.5mm diameter leather cord (sorry for the mixed units!)
- 6 inches of ball chain or 2.5mm Swarovski chain
- 34 inches of Irish waxed linen cord
- 1 antique button
7. Use the space you have created between the two leather strands in step 6 as your button hole, to close the bracelet.
Trim any excess linen or leather as desired.
If you give this tutorial a try please let me now how it went. I really love to know other crafters thought on the projects I post!