Instructions:

  1. Cut the 5 feet of leather into 10 pieces that are 6 inches long each. This will give you a finished bracelet length of 7-7.5 inches. If you need to make your cuff longer or shorter add or subtract an additional ½ inch to the initial cuts to the leather you are making.
  2. Take one of the metal end bar crimps and attach it to one side of all the pieces of leather. Try to align them as evenly as possible.
  3. After the end bar is attached, begin adding your small beads onto each strand of leather. Make the placement random by adding different amounts of beads to each strand and placing them all throughout the “band” formed by all the leather cords lying next to each other.
  4. Once you have the desired amount of beads on the leather cord, use tape to gather all the ends of the cord into a row. Trim back any excess tape that would stick out past the end bar finding. With the tape still on the one side, you can easily attach the 2nd end bar as the cords are held in position.
  5. Use the two jump rings to attach your clasp of choice to the ring at the center of each metal end bar.

This stylish cuff is easy to make and will give you a designer, high fashion look for under $20! Our design also allows lots of room for variation, so customize this look to match your own tastes by using different leathers or beads.

Tools Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Wire Nippers
  • Flat nose pliers