I have an extra cute tutorial today that I know you’re just going to love! This beaded bracelet is super easy to make and ever so fun to wear. I saw a similar bracelet to this one recently at Bloomingdale’s while I was pulling products for a fashion post. So I thought these might be kind of cool to make. And I was right.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Leather or suede cording
Needle (needs to be strong enough to puncture and stand up against your leather or suede)
Step 1: Fold a piece of leather in half so you have a rounded end piece like below and two sides that run parallel. Cut the length of leather you want. You should cut enough so your bracelet will comfortably wrap around your wrist at least twice.
Note: I could not find a thimble, so I used the cap to this lip moisturizer to help push the needle through the leather. Hey, don’t knock it…it worked
Step 2: Push your needle and thread through one side of the leather so your thread is coming out in the middle of the folded leather. Add a bead, then needle through the other side of the leather and continue stitching back and forth and repeating with the add of a bead all the way down the middle of the leather until you reach about an 1.5 inches before the end.
The pattern I used here was 10 blue beads, then 1 gold bead, repeat.
Step 3: (Optional) I added a little Opal charm to the end of my leather, before tying the knot to secure it, just to add a little something.
Step 4: Wrap your finished beaded leather around your wrist and tie a knot around the folded end to secure it in place. And that’s it…you now have a cute new bracelet.
Cute…huh? I love this because it’s light and doesn’t clang around while I’m working, yet it’s still pretty and it’s a huge conversation piece. Hope you enjoy it too!
Have a Fab You Bliss day!
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