Hey guys! You can probably tell, I’ve been playing a lot with leather lately, and I’ve got a fun new style to share with you. This DIY leather cuff bracelet combines several narrow strips of leather together to make a wide cuff. Add a large accent slider, and you’ve got a piece that makes a big impact for a small investment of your time! This wide cuff makes up in 10 minutes or less.
I picked up this extra-wide glue-on clasp not too long ago (it was a bit of a splurge, I’ll admit), and I’ve been trying to figure out exactly how I wanted to use it. By pairing it with a big slider, I finally settled on a look that I really love. I’ll leave affliate links below to the products I used from Goody Beads in case you’re looking to shop. (If you make a purchase through any of these links, it supports my blog and lets me design more pretty things to share with you – so thank you!)
- 22.5 inches of 10 mm flat leather (depending on your wrist size)
- 45 inches of 2mm round leather (again, dependent)
- 43mm extra-large glue-on magnetic clasp set
- 32mm round slider for flat leather
- Leather cutters (or very sharp scissors)
- Super New Glue (or your favorite jewelry glue)
Cut three strands of flat leather 7.5 inches long – which will fit a typical woman’s wrist. It’s slightly larger than normal, but a wider cuff will be worn on slightly wider parts of the arm. If you have a particularly large or small wrist, you’ll want to make adjustments to the length right now.
Glue the flat leather into place with a piece on each end, and one centered in the middle. Allow the glue to dry (which only takes about a minute) before continuing.
Next. cut 6 strands of 2mm round leather to 7.5 inches (or a length to match your flat leather). Add a few more drops of glue to the gaps in the end clasp, and glue three strands into place between each of the flat leather pieces.
If you plan to add any beads or sliders, add them now! I used just one large slider designed for use on 10mm flat leather. I just slid it onto the center band.
Finally, make sure that all your pieces are even, and you can trim them slightly if they aren’t. Then, glue the other end of the magnetic clasp on (making sure that it faces the correct direction to close when you wear it). Allow it to dry for at least 5-10 minutes before wearing it to make sure that all the glue is dry, but after that, it’s ready to go!
Sorry to be so brief today but I hope this quick project was one you enjoyed! I love leather accessories for summer and fall, so this cuff is moving right into my regular rotation. I’ll catch you guys again really soon ~