Leather Bracelets Tutorial

The other day my sister in law had a really cute teal braided bracelet on that looked like leather and I loved it!  Upon closer inspection it was actually string, but it inspired me to find the leather and create what I had thought it was.  I love how they turned out (and that I can make 5 of them for less than she paid for one!).  I came up with two styles....

What you need

I picked up all my supplies at Michaels.  
  • Leather cord
  • Crimp ends (the silver things shown above that are a C shape
  • Pliers
Each of my colored cords were 1 yard.  I cut them into three equal lengths and crimped on one end by folding the ends of the crimp over one another.

Sorry for the focus, I do not have a macro lens yet.

Braid your cord.  Depending on which style you like (loose or tight) will determine how your braid your cord.  For a loose braid I keep my cord flat as I braid, for a tight one you fold the cord over at each turn.

Determine the right length for you as your braid.  When you have enough length cut the ends off and crimp again.  Be sure your crimp ends are facing the same direction so that you have a good side and a bad side.  Connect the ends with a clasp of choice.  I like to wear a few of them together, the colors are fun! But the turquoise is definitely my favorite!


  1. Well, that looks like a pretty easy, peasy process. Great colors by the way. :-)

  2. Will do that for sure but dont know where to fing leather cord in France!

  3. loving it, i put you up on my blog too! great DIY!!


  4. Love these! I've been stalking these things on Etsy for a while but didn't want to pay some of the crazy prices on there for them. I might have to try this.

    By the way: Love the blog!

  5. what size crimper things did you use??

    all the ones at michael's seemed too small... but maybe you just used normal sized ones??

  6. isahrangme- I don't have the package anymore, but I would say they were about 1/4 inch before crimped. I now it took me some searching to find a larger one, but I'm pretty sure it was at Michaels.

  7. thanks!! i'll try looking again. i bought some but they're too small :[ and i can't figure out how else to get the strands to stay together

  8. These handmade bracelets are so funky and cute. Thank you for teaching me how to do it. It seems like it's going to make a good watch bracelet.

    pre-owned watches NYC

  9. The color combination of these leather bracelet are complementing. I'm used to jewelers gold bracelet but this one is just so cute that I think I would try to make it soon.

  10. These are nice homemade bracelets.This site has lots of advantage. I found many interesting things from this site. I want to have something like that and pair it with some of my Michele Watches.

  11. Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog
    and wanted to say that I have really loved browsing your weblog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed
    and I hope you write again very soon!
    Here is my web-site ... africanmangoguide.net

  12. You can find the c shape end connectors at JoAnns. That's the only place I've found them. The exact item I bought was: Darice Jewelry Designer 10 mm silver end connectors. 10 in a pkg for $1.49. Works perfect!

  13. AnonymousMay 11, 2013

    Thank you for the good writeup. It if truth be told was once a entertainment account
    it. Glance complex to more delivered agreeable from you!

    However, how could we communicate?

    my web site common relationship problems

  14. AnonymousMay 20, 2013

    An outstanding share! I've just forwarded this onto a friend who had been conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner simply because I stumbled upon it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending time to talk about this topic here on your web site.

    Have a look at my weblog Home Page

  15. AnonymousMay 24, 2013

    Hello there! I could have sworn І've been to this web site before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it's nеw to mе.
    Nonetheless, I'm definitely happy I came across it and I'll be boοκmarking іt and checκing back often!

    My webρagе :: juicing vegetables

  16. AnonymousMay 25, 2013

    It's very simple to find out any matter on web as compared to books, as I found this post at this web site.

    My blog :: juicing for better skin

  17. AnonymousMay 25, 2013

    Αfter I orіginally left а comment І seem to have clicked the
    -Notify mе when new comments аre adԁed- checkbox
    and nοw еvеrу timе a comment is added І get 4 emails with thе sаme commеnt.
    Perhaps thеre іs a means you аrе able
    to remove me from that seгviсe? Thanks a lot!

    Alsο vіsіt my wеb blog: recipes for Chicken

  18. AnonymousMay 25, 2013

    I'm more than happy to find this web site. I need to to thank you for your time just for this wonderful read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I have you saved to fav to see new information in your website.

    Here is my webpage - sustainablyliterate.com

  19. excellent post. I want to thank you for this informative read, I really appreciate sharing this great post. Keep up your work

  20. AnonymousMay 30, 2013

    May I just ѕaу what a comfort to find somebody
    that trulу κnows what they're talking about over the internet. You actually understand how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people ought to look at this and understand this side of the story. It's surprising you're not more popular because you certainly have the gift.

    Also visit my weblog ... uk online casinos

  21. I thank you for action your abstraction sharing your thoughts and ideas to a lot of readers out there. Its real typical to pen specified humane of article for regular subject.

  22. AnonymousJune 08, 2013

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this blog's posts every day along with a cup of coffee.

    Feel free to visit my web site: affordable teeth whitening

  23. AnonymousJune 09, 2013

    Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.
    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in
    Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thanks

    Feel free to surf to my web-site; making youtube video

  24. AnonymousJune 09, 2013

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it,
    you can be a great author. I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and definitely will come back very soon.
    I want to encourage one to continue your
    great work, have a nice weekend!

    my blog post; topfield personal video recorder

  25. AnonymousJune 16, 2013

    Υes! Finallу ѕomеоne ωrіtes about adult ѕex toys.

    My wеb-sіtе ... homes for sale el paso

  26. AnonymousJune 18, 2013

    Hello I am so glad I found your webpage, I really found you by error,
    while I was searching on Aol for something else, Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a incredible post and a all round
    enjoyable blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to go through it all at the minute but I have
    book-marked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot
    more, Please do keep up the superb b.

    Look into my weblog - unexplained weight - http://Www.Worksfouru.com/4-ways-to-get-fit-and-lose-abdominal-fat/ -

  27. i like it.. leather jewellerys http://www.psdaimaandsons.com/