August 27, 2012

DIY Leather and Chain Wrap Bracelet

I had just a few links of chain leftover from some past project or another, which was perfect for making a leather wrap bracelet with a touch of chain. I love using up the last bit of something. I may or may not have made a glass of chocolate milk once by pouring milk into an almost empty bottle of chocolate syrup, closing it up and shaking it all up. Bubbly, yes, but it worked!

Tools and Materials:
Scissors
Thin strip of leather long enough to wrap loosely around your wrist 3 times
4 brass paper fasteners/brads
4 jump rings (wide enough to fit the leather strip)
Large chain, cut to 5 links long
Pliers (not pictured)




Begin by cutting the leather in half.
 Slide one piece of the leather through the last chain link, about an inch through. Use hole punch to add hole to leather on the long end of the strip. Fold the leather over the chain link, and punch a second hole to line up with the first. Use a fastener through the holes to connect the leather.

Repeat on the other end of the chain with the second piece of leather.


Using your pliers, attach two jump rings to each part of the toggle clasp.


Slide the ends of the leather strips through the jump rings, and attach with the brads using the same steps above.


Ta-da! 

16 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. I will try this :-)

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    1. Thank you Jane! I'd love to see if you do!

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  2. Tis is awesome! I can't wait to make one!

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  3. Love this! Definitely something that looks impossibly hard and complicated, and you figured it our flawlessly!
    xx
    Here&Now

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! It was really, really easy! : )

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  4. Beautiful! Great work! I also always save my leftovers :D

    New post on SEARCH IN FASHION - DIY Slave bracelet

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    1. Thank you!!! I never throw anything away, and even though it takes up a lot of space, it's worth it!

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  5. nice job, I knew I was forgetting my packet of brads!



    <3
    Meghan, The Flight of Fancy

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    1. Thank you! Those things are so surprisingly handy!

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  6. This bracelet looks hot. May have to try making one. I'll definitely be trying the chocolate milk trick too haha.

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  7. Brilliant. Love the use of brads. And it looks so cool.

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  8. totally rad and fast forward! i am loving ur tip for chocolate milk!!..i am totally craving ice cold way chocolate chocolate milk from the bottom of the container ...guess i'll have to start at the top of the choc syrup!

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  9. love! it's brilliant.

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  10. wow, that's amazing. Will have to get it a shot, although looks a little technical for an amateur like me.

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  11. LOVE! Gorjana but way less... and custom.

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