One of my goals for the year is to develop a bracelet stack (deep and life changing I know!). I love how summery a wrist full of bracelets looks and as my beloved statement necklaces are somewhat redundant a statement wrist is where my jewellery love is heading. I was kindly gifted this beautiful reptile leather in rose gold and couldn't wait to make up a few bracelets.4mm rose gold reptile leather, rose gold cord ends, rose gold jump rings, rose gold lobster clasps, rose gold wire (I used head-pins) a selection of beads and sequins, E6000 glue.
Step 1. If using headpins snip the flat end off. Hold one end of the wire and put the other between the nose of the round nose pliers, make sure the end of the wire is flush to the top of the pliers. Turn the pliers away from you creating a loop, when you can't turn anymore take the pliers out reinsert and turn again to finish the loop.
Step 5. Decide on the length of your leather. I measured my wrist and added a centimetre then took the length of the beads and lobster clasp away from that measurement. I like my bracelets to be quite snug so always create my bracelet length to fit my wrist if you're making for someone else a standard bracelet length is about 7 - 7.5 inches.
Add a dab of glue to the inside of the cord end, insert the cord and leave to dry.
Once dry fix your beads to the cord end by either carefully opening the loop you have created threading on the clasp and then closing or use a jump ring.
To open and close the bracelet open the lobster clasp and attach to the loop on the cord end, you could always add another jump ring if you felt the loop was a bit small.
Leather and finding all kindly supplied by Endless Leather. All thoughts, opinions, tutorial, photography and styling are all my own.