Isn't all the leather jewelry that's out there just beautiful? I especially like it mixed with metal. In all my jewelry making I've never really worked with leather, but there's always a first time. You know my affinity for all things Vintaj... I mixed turquoise colored leather with antiqued brass findings for a perfectly simple leather bracelet. Here's how.
***Note: Please forgive my dry, snarly hands. I know I need lotion, but I can't stand the slimy feel of it.
Four 9" lengths of 1/8" wide deerskin leather lace (Hobby Lobby) or other very soft leather
One 2mm circumference hammered ring
small lobster clasp
2 small jump rings
Two 9mm crimp ends
Pull the ends around the back of the ring and through the loop of leather on the front, making sure that the shiny side of the leather (not the suede side) is the side you see. Pull tight. Repeat with the other two strands of leather on the other side.
Now center your brass ring, which is almost an inch wide, on your ruler. Measure from the ring about 2 3/4" and cut all the strands. This measurement is for a 7 1/2" bracelet. Adjust your length here if you want a smaller/larger bracelet.
Repeat with the other end attaching the lobster clasp along with the jump ring.
This bracelet is so lightweight you'll hardly even know you have it on. Looks perfect with jeans and a t-shirt or more dressy attire. I'm pretty sure this will be my go-to bracelet for the spring/summer!