Easy Beaded DIY Leather Bracelet

Hey guys!  It’s been chaos (gosh I get tired of that being true, haha) and you know what that means if you read here often: 10-minute-or-less projects.  Yeah!  I still love to take a creative break, even when things get busy, and ending a quick craft session with a beautiful accessory to wear is like double-therapy. :) So I have a fast, simple layered leather design that anyone can make, even if you’re not a jewelry-making expert.

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

If you can measure, cut, and glue, then you can make this bracelet!  Choose your own favorite colors (or switch up the silver in exchange for gorgeous gold) to personalize it for yourself, or make up a few in different colors to match different outfits.  I love leather in my fall fashion designs, don’t you?

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

So – I’ll even include a shopping list for you below, in case you need help locating supplies.  I got everything from Goody Beads (which is my favorite online retailer for leather accessories).  These are affliliate links, which means if you decide to make a purchase after clicking through, then a small commission comes back to Happy Hour Projects to keep my supplies stocked for lots of hour-or-less free designs (and thank you, by the way!)  Here’s what I used in today’s DIY leather bracelet:

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

Now, one thing to note: You can vary the size of leather that goes into these end caps.  5 pieces of 3mm leather will work, if you don’t want to use 5mm leather.  You actually have all kinds of options when it comes to layered strands of leather – if it fits in the end cap, go ahead try it on your design!  I’ve included 2 sizes of beads here to fit the 2 sizes of leather I used.

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

First things first.  Add a few drops of glue to the inside of one end cap.  I typically wait to cut my leather until after I glue it in so that I can cut it evenly just once – otherwise, you can cut each strand to 7 inches, and then glue all the strands in at once.  Allow the glue to set for about a minute before moving on.  Tip: because most leather is coiled in packaging, curve each piece in the same direction.  It will sit nicely around your wrist that way.

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

When the glue dries enough to hold your pieces (it’s quick-dry, and won’t take long at all), make sure all your strands are even, and trim them if necessary.  I like using a leather cutter because it’s VERY sharp, and you can cut multiple strands at once.

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

Add your beads onto the leather (if it’s a tight fit, don’t get frustrated!  The bright side to that is, once you get it on, they won’t slide around.  They’ll stay in place.)  I usually add 2-3 beads to each strand.  Use more or less, as you like.  Then, glue on the other end cap.  Allow your bracelet to dry for at least 10 minutes before wearing it, to ensure that the glue is fully dry.

Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com | A glue-and-go design - if you can measure, cut. and glue, then this DIY is perfect for you!

That’s it!  Thanks for joining me for today’s quick project, and I’ll see you again soon!

Adrianne Surian

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks Adrianne I never tire of the wonderful contribution you make to this site and allowing us all to share your wonderful fresh modern ideas. They offer a lot of inspiration even if I don’t actually make them exactly to the design. Thanks again Lynne

  2. says

    Lovely project as all you make. I’m suscribed to your blog and I have to tell you that I enjoy every post I receive. Your are very talented!

    Best regards from Spain.

    Sol

  3. jackie says

    I love this website. I am just now starting to learn to make jewelry and I wanted a place where there were a lot of projects I liked all in the same place, and I found it, Happy hour projects !! I particularly love to work with leather having a background in western horseback riding and I noticed you have a lot of leather projects. I love metal stamping too, I want to learn different finishes to apply to different metals. and I love Beads too ! thank you for your website. jackie mcknight in Hendersonville NC

    • says

      Thanks so much, Jackie! I’m hard at work on some metal stamped goodness right now, but I can’t wait to get back into the leather, too.

      Oooh, maybe both. ;)

  4. says

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    me, keep up posting such articles.

  5. Fran Ciulla says

    This looks so easy – is it? Also, do you teach anywhere? If so I would love to take some classes.
    This is my first time on this site.

    Thank you
    Fran

  6. says

    Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
    I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this short article together.
    I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

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