Leather cuff bracelets are a fortune at the department store – make your own with beads and this simple tutorial!
Hello, you fabulous and creative people, it’s Tara from Suburble! I’m back today with a great – and easy – project for those who have been wanting to try their hand at the craft of jewelry making.
It’s SO simple, and best of all – it takes less than 15 minutes!
My extended family is trying their hand(s) at a Handmade Christmas this year. This means that everything we gift cannot be brand new. It can be upcycled. It can be thrifted. It can be crafted by hand.
But it can’t be presented in a store-bought state.
Needless to say, this has kept me hopping this Christmas season. And when I want a quick and satisfying craft, I often turn to jewelry. This leather cuff – pre-punched for easy embellishment – is a wonderful (and quick!) gift for the jewelry aficionado in your life.
- 1 leather cuff (punched for easy threading – I got mine here)
- Beads (I chose turquoise)
- 1 connector/blingy centerpiece
- Fishing Line
Tell me that isn’t an appealing combination??
Threading the bracelet is as easy as you’d think it would be. The transparency of the fishing line allows the novice jewelry maker lots of room for error – you simply tie a knot, and start adding beads to the front of the necklace where you see fit.
I made sure to plan out where the anchor would rest in the center of the bracelet. As each bead or bling is added, I ensured that I was pulling the fishing line tightly. Saggy beads will catch on surfaces and could risk the life of the bracelet.
And then – voila! The cuff is done!
This cuff is a perfect Christmas present – or an accessory for yourself! And with a craft time of under 15 minutes, you owe it to yourself to try. For those who have been itching to get into the jewelry-making scene, start with this easy bracelet.
The opportunities to personalize are endless!