In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to make a woven leather bracelet.
Cut a length of about 24” round 1.5mm leather cord. Insert the leather cord through the button holes, and position it so the pieces of leather are equal lengths on both sides of the button. Tie an overhand knot under the button to secure.
Attach the leather and button to something that will hold it in place. I recommend a mini clipboard (found at any office supply store) and a large clip. A macrame board also works great for this, and in a pinch you can tape the bracelet down to a table or hard surface.
Cut a 60” piece of WildFire thread. Thread needle, and fold thread in half.
Tie the thread in a double knot on the bottom strand of leather near the button.
Dab a small amount of glue on the thread knot to secure, and then trim the thread tail.
Thread the first bead and bring the needle and thread through the center of the two pieces of leather, then behind the top piece of leather.
Bring the thread over the top of the top leather piece and back down through the bead, coming out behind the bottom leather piece.
With the thread coming out from behind the bottom piece of leather, add another bead and repeat steps 6-7.
Continue repeating the weaving process, adding a variety of beads that are all approximately the same height.
I used a colorful mixture of glass and brass beads.
When the bracelet is the desired length, tie an overhand knot at the end of the section of beads.
Before tying the second knot, make sure there is enough space between knots for the bracelet to fit through the leather.
Weave the thread back through a few of the beads to secure the thread before cutting.
Tie at least one knot by passing your needle and thread under other threads and knotting.
Add a drop of glue to both of the leather knots and any knots you created when securing your thread.
Cut any extra leather from the end of the bracelet and trim excess thread.
Congratulations - You're done!
ConclusionHow did you do? Leave a comment in the comments tab and let us know!
Materials NeededLeather cord
Clipboard and clip or macrame board
Needle (size 10 or 11)
Paper towel or tissue
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