Rainbow DIY Bead and Leather Bracelets

Hey friends!  I’ve got a bright and cheerful project to share with you today that comes together quickly (my favorite kind of project)!  You can make these bead and leather bracelets in under 10 minutes, which is a great way to get your craft on for a girls’ night or just on your own to wind down and relax.  Because they require wire and just a few beads, it’s a great project for sharing supplies and tools.  You just need enough leather and a clasp set for each bracelet you’re making.

Rainbow DIY Bead and Leather Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

I originally shared this design on the Consumer Crafts blog, Crafts Unleashed!  I had so much fun sharing it over there there, I wanted to show it to you guys, too.  :) You can find all the supplies you need by shopping Consumer Crafts, and I’ll include links to the products below in case you need to do a little shopping!  I happened to use a rainbow of stone beads for the DIY leather bracelet design I’m sharing with you today, but you can use any kind of beads that you love!  Use softer, more muted colors for a natural look, or add a bit of sparkle and shine by trying out a few crystal beads.

Supplies needed to make your own DIY leather bracelet:

Rainbow DIY Bead and Leather Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was smitten with all the colors of these beads, so I ordered several strands, including an assorted strand.  Most of the beads in the rainbow design came from the assorted strand – everything except the red and the blue beads.  I just want to give you fair warning that if you’re planning to buy all the colors to re-create this bracelet, you’ll want to pick up the assorted strand, red, and turquoise to be sure you get all the colors.  You can of course mix and match to make your own color scheme, too.

Rainbow DIY Bead and Leather Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ll be walking you through some basic wire wrapping with this quick video, which is less than 10 minutes from start to finish to complete each step!

Thanks for joining me for today’s rainbow bead and DIY leather bracelet project. I’d love to hear about it if you’re insppired to make some of your own!

Adrianne Surian


  1. Krista says

    Hi! :) This is a really cute bracelet design! I had a question about the glue-on clasps–would they also work with the plastic type cording (not the stretchy kind)? I didn’t know if the glue would hold as well when using metal to plastic.

    I loved your tips on design and making things balanced–thank you for sharing those!!

    • says

      If you’re talking about like faux-leather type plastic, yes, you should be just fine! I have even used plastic tubing in conjunction with this glue and it has worked well.

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