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Gunmetal and Gold Leather Bracelet Project

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Gunmetal and Gold Leather Bracelet Project
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About This Project

It seems that I have been seeing gunmetal and gold paired together everywhere lately - and why not? It's a slightly edgy but very elegant color combination. This bracelet is easy to wear and will go with just about anything and everything!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer

This project requires knowledge of punching holes in leather and setting rivets. For more information on these techniques, please watch the following videos: Hole Punch Tools and Rivet and Snap Setters.
  • Using a pair of scissors, cut your leather so it measures 6-and-1/2 inches in length.
  • Center one of your gold findings on the leather. The center should be at about the 3-and-1/4 inch mark. Use a pen or fine point sharpie to mark the leather where the holes in the finding are. Remove the finding from the leather.
  • Attach the 2mm punch tube to the punch tool. Use this tool to punch holes where you made your mark with your Sharpie or pen in step 2.
  • Run the post part of the rivet through the hole. Add your finding, then add the cap part of the rivet. Push the post and cap together. Use your rivet setter and mallet to set the rivet. Repeat this process to set the other rivet on this link.
  • Using your Sharpie or pen, make a mark 3/4 of an inch from the rivet just set. Set your link on the leather so one end of it is aligned with the mark just made. Make a mark in the other hole.
  • Repeat steps 3 and 4 to punch your holes, attach your finding, and set your rivets.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the other side of the bracelet to add your last link.
  • Use your Sharpie or pen to make a mark at one end of your leather. You will want this mark to be at the halfway point (about 3/4 of an inch) on the leather band. It needs to be fairly close to the edge of the band, but not so close to the edge that the hole will tear.
  • With the 2mm punch tube still applied to the punch tool, punch a hole where you just made your mark.
  • Repeat steps 8 and 9 at the other end.
  • Using 2 pair of chain nose pliers, open a jump ring. Attach it to the center loop of the 3-strand clasp then to the center hole in the band of leather. Close the jump ring.
  • Repeat step 11 at the other end.
  • With the center part of the clasp attached, you can now see where you need to punch holes and attach the other loops on the clasp. Follow the process of marking the spot where you want to make holes, using your punch tool to make holes, and then using jump rings to attach the clasp to the holes.

    Tools and Materials Needed:

    1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Gold/Gunmetal (Gunmetal)
    Gold Tone 30mm Flower Connector With Crystals (3 pieces)
    Gold Plated Fancy 3 Strand Push/Pull Clasp, 22mm
    Antique Brass Jump Rings, Open, 10pc, 5mm, 20 Gauge (6 pieces)
    Antique Brass Pewter Rivet Set, 10pc (6 pieces)
    Mini Punch Set
    Rivet Setter Kit
    The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet
    Chain Nose Pliers (2 pair)

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