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Hooked on Leather Bracelet Project
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Hooked on Leather Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

I am not afraid to admit it: I made a mistake. I was trying to create a wide cuff and I set my snaps wrong. Not wanting to waste leather, I decided to get creative and see what I could do to salvage the piece. I created scraps that connect to a series of hooks for a simple bracelet. I must say that I love this piece more than the one I intended to make!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


This project requires knowledge of punching holes in leather and setting rivets. If you are not familiar with these techniques, please watch the following videos: Hole Punch Tools and Rivet and Snap Setters.
  1. Cut 3 pieces of leather measuring just over 3 inches long by 1/2 inch wide.
  2. Use a pair of chain nose pliers to completely close 2 of your Z hook clasps. Lay all of your Z hooks out so they are facing the same direction.
  3. Fold your leather over one end of a Z hook. You will want your loop to be about 1/2 inch. Turn the piece over so the folded over portion is facing you. Use your punch on the 2mm setting to punch a hole through both pieces of leather.
  4. Run the post portion of your rivet through the back of the leather. Apply a cap to the top. Push them together. Use your rivet setter and a hammer to set the rivet.
  5. Take the other end of this piece of leather and fold it over another Z hook. Repeat the process from steps 3 and 4 to apply your rivet.
  6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 to attach the other 2 pieces of leather to Z hooks. When you get to the last piece of leather, attach it to the Z hook that started the piece.


Tools and Materials Needed:

1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Silver/Bronze (Bronze)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Z Hook Clasp, 19x28mm (3 pieces)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rivet Set, Bag of 10 (6 pieces)
Scissors
Mini Punch Set
Rivet Setter Kit
The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Silver/Bronze
1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Silver/Bronze
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Z Hook Clasp, 19x28mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Z Hook Clasp, 19x28mm
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rivet Set, Set of 10
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rivet Set, Set of 10
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Mini Punch Set
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