Hey friends! I have a great, easy DIY leather bracelet to show you today. This simple design of 2 layers (or more, if you’re feeling like you want to experiment!) of leather cord with large hole potato pearls and pewter rings gives you a natural, casual look. Plus – because it’s basically just cutting and gluing, it’s an awesome beginner’s project!
I picked up the supplies for this design at today’s post sponsor, Happy Mango Beads. I’ll leave links in the supply list below so that you can shop or learn more.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THIS DIY LEATHER BRACELET:
- 1.5mm round leather cord (I’ve used tan and dark brown in the pieces pictured here)
- Large Hole Irregular 8-9mm Potato Pearls (I’m using Ivory and Mauve today)
- 6mm large hole pewter ring beads
- Hook and eye glue-on clasp 16mm size
- Jewelry glue like Super New Glue, Aleene’s, or E6000
This bracelet is as simple as cut and glue! I’m making a 7 1/4 inch bracelet for myself, so I cut 2 leather cords, 7 inches each. (The clasp will add my last 1/4 inch.) You can of course adjust this larger or smaller depending on your wrist size. Add a few drops of glue into one glue on cap, and fit the leather cords into the cap. It will be a snug fit – if your cords are larger, like 2mm, or if you want to include more layers, get the 30mm size clasp set. For two 1.5mm cords, you’ll be fine with the smaller clasp.
Thread on several pearls and pewter rings to get the look you want. I added 10 pearls and 5 rings per bracelet, because I like the leather to show through! You can add more beads to your liking. When you’re happy with your design, glue on the second end cap to close the bracelet. Allow your work to dry before wearing (it usually takes about 10 minutes).
That’s all it takes to make this earthy, natural DIY leather bracelet. It’s casual enough for everyday, but the pearls add some natural shine!
I hope you enjoyed today’s project, and that you are inspired to make some of your own DIY bracelets! Thanks for joining me, and I’ll see you again soon!