It would be great if people could make their own jewelry. If one has ability to create his/her own jewellery then he/she can make use of different things like leather, beads, feather depending on his/her preference. Making jewellery at your own would definitely help you to create your own style and fashion. But jewellery making is not that much easy. You need to buy some accessories for making jewellery. It is very difficult to choose the accessories which would suit your outlook. Making jewellery yourself is advantageous in a number of ways e.g. you can make unique jewellery yourself, different from the jewellery that is sold in market. Likewise, you can make jewellery out of the material of your choice. Another advantage of making your own jewellery is that you can make pieces using different mediums. Leather is one such medium which you can use in making necklaces and bracelets of your own style. Here are some of the steps which will definitely help you to learn how to make a leather bracelet yourself. But, before that it is necessary to know about the other things like whether it is hard or easy to make, how much time it would take to complete the task, etc.
COMPLEXITY LEVEL: difficult
TIME REQUIRED: Normally it takes 5-10 minutes to make a leather bracelet. But if you are making a more stylish leather bracelet, then it will take 10-15 minutes to complete the task.
ESTIMATED COST: Making jewellery yourself is a fun. You can create your own stylish jewellery without spending great deal of money. It is not always necessary that you buy fresh material for making a leather bracelet. You can repurpose other items such as beads of a broken necklace and an old belt with no more fits etc. There are a number of ideas for making a leather bracelet depending upon your budget and sense of style. You can use beads, braids or leather punching and stamping tools to create a beautiful leather bracelet.
c) Faux leather (cut it according to the length of your wrist).
d) Glue or adhesive.
a) Wrap an old belt around your wrist to measure the length of your wrist. Mark on the inner side of the belt with a marker where the end and the belt meet.
b) Measure two inches from the mark. Take a pair of scissors and cut the belt on this point.
c) Take a ring and wrap the leather piece around the ring using glue or adhesive.
d) Now wrap the leather piece on your wrist, inside portion out, to measure where you have to glue the closure.
e) To mark the length, pinch the fold of the leather or use a marker.
f) Glue one side of the snap to the opposite end of the bracelet.
g) Glue the other on the middle, or where the snaps line up when you fold it at the crease.
h) Let it dry, wrap around your wrist keeping snap at the inner side.
i) Now your leather bracelet is ready.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q1: Is it necessary to use a ring while making a leather bracelet?
Ans: No, it is not necessary. This is actually a type of leather bracelet that you can make. You can use anything in making a leather bracelet e.g a button and bead etc.
Q2: From where to get the material for making a leather bracelet?
Ans: The material is easily available at any store. Visit a store which deals with jewellery or buttons and belts etc.
Q3: How to determine the length of the bracelet?
Ans: Cut the piece of leather two inches more than the size of your wrist e.g. if your wrist measures 7 inches, cut the leather piece to 9 inches i.e., two inches more.
i) Line 24 snaps are best for leather, but you can use other types of snaps also on thin leather.
ii) If you are using stamping tools to decorate your leather bracelet, then keep your leather wet while stamping.
iii) Most of the leather cords will stretch a little when you work with it, so make sure to prestretch your leather as much as possible.