Braided Leather and Chain Bracelet

I have a fun new chain bracelet tutorial for you today! It is super simple to make – which is my favorite type of jewelry.

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-UnleashedThis braided leather and chain bracelet is so pretty and simple enough to wear by itself, or you could wear it with other bracelets for a fun layered look!

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-3Ready to get started?

Supplies needed to make your own leather and chain bracelet:supply-list

Begin by cutting three lengths of cording that are 8″ each. Place the ends of the cording into one of the ribbon clamps, along with the end of the chain, and close the clamp.

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-4Begin braiding the leather. Keep the gold chain with one of the leather pieces as you go.

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-5Once you reach the end, cut your leather and chain at 6″. You’ll need wire cutters for the chain. Keep the braid in place and clamp the other end with the other ribbon clamp.

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-6Now you have a cute braided leather and chain bracelet! To add the connector piece, add a small jump ring to one loop of the connector. Measure out the middle of the braid and place the connector there, then loop the jump ring through a link of the gold chain nearest to it. Close the ring. Repeat for the other side of the connector.

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-7Move the connector piece to the side of the braid lightly and add a little glue to the back. Place the piece back over the braid and let dry. This will help keep the connector in place on the braid.

Finish off your bracelet with the two toggle pieces. You will probably need a larger jump ring on the bar end of the toggle, so switch that out for the one that comes with the kit. Otherwise you won’t be able to fit the bar through the ring.

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-8And that is it! You have a sweet new leather and chain bracelet that is perfect for summer!

Leather-chain-bracelet-Crafts-Unleashed-1I hope you give it a try!

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About Bev

Bev’s little corner of the internet is Flamingo Toes. She grew up in a creative family of artists and seamstresses so it is no surprise that she loves to create. Bev began sewing as a teenager and made her own clothes and room décor even then. That love for DIY, crafting, and sewing has grown to include jewelry making, furniture refinishing and anything else she can learn. Her style could probably be described best as a mix between modern and vintage – she loves taking old styles and making them new and fun again. Bev is currently living in gorgeous Carlsbad, CA with her husband, two teenagers, and two cats, which are often more trouble than the two teenagers.

Comments

  1. Beautiful!

  2. This is so pretty, Bev! I love that connector bead. And I love the Consumer Crafts carries so many jewelry supplies!! Sometimes I have a hard time finding things in store. I’ll have to remember to look online!

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