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Leather wraparound

These long leather bracelets make a unisex statement, but can also be worn as necklaces.
Leather wraparound charm bracelet View 3
A sharp unisex design option.
Leather wraparound charm bracelet View 1
A gorgeous green alternative

A few rings and some hardware on a length of braided leather cord exude masculinity. Make a great gift for the man in your life using custom colors. 

For an equally casual yet more feminine piece, cut a cord three times the size of your wrist and hang a collection of gold-tone beads and charms from it. 

SUPPLIES

  • 14–20 5–10 mm beads
  • 5–9 10–20 mm charms
  • 15–19 4–5 mm spacers
  • 5–10 11 mm rings
  • 18–24 in. (46–61 cm) 4 mm round leather cord 
  • 14–20 1 1⁄2-in. (3.8 cm) decorative head pins
  • 5–9 4 mm jump rings
  • 5–9 7 mm soldered jump rings
  • 4 mm crimp end hook-and-eye clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • E6000 adhesive

Leather cord from Leather Cord USA, leathercordusa.com. 

Check your local bead store for charms, spacers, or other supplies to customize your bracelet. Hardware stores are also a great resource for unexpected components!

INSTRUCTIONS
Leather wraparound charm bracelet Step 1
1. On a decorative head pin, string one or two spacers and a bead. Using the largest part of your roundnose pliers, make a wrapped loop. Make 14 to 20 bead units.
Leather wraparound charm bracelet Step 2
2. Open a 4 mm jump ring. Attach a charm and a 7 mm soldered jump ring. Close the jump ring. Make five to nine charm units.
Leather wraparound charm bracelet Step 3
3. Cut a piece of leather cord three times the circumference of your wrist. String bead units, charm units, and rings on the cord.
Leather wraparound charm bracelet Step 4
4. Apply glue to the inside of a crimp end and one end of the leather cord. Place the cord in the crimp end. Use chainnose pliers to squeeze the crimp end closed. Repeat on the other end. 
Leather wraparound charm bracelet TIPS
TIPS
  • When designing jewelry for men, I like to combine leather and hardware. Look for thick chrome or brass washers or hex nuts next time you visit the hardware store. The holes are often large enough to accommodate 4 mm cord.

  • When calculating a guy’s bracelet length, measure the circumference of his wrist with a string. For a snug-fitting bracelet, add 1⁄2 in. (1.3 cm). For a loose-fitting bracelet, add 1 in. (2.5 cm).
  • ADD TO THE LOOK
    Dress up your casual look with shell beads suspended from long earring wires. Or, use a few of the same components from your bracelets. 
    Leather wraparound charm bracelet matching earrings
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