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Leather and Lace Bracelet Project
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Leather and Lace Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

I had never done anything like this before, but wanted to try it. It was so much fun! I did zebra print with pink and leopard with red, but you could really do any color suede you desire and the result would be the same: fabulous!
Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


If you have never worked with leather before, you may want to watch the Hole Punch Tools video.
  1. Cut your leather so it measures about 7 inches in length. (The button and loop will add 1/2 inch.)
  2. Using a Sharpie, mark a spot 1/4 inch from the end at the bottom of the band.
  3. Measure 3/4 inch from the last mark made and make a mark.
  4. Repeat step 3 until you have a total of 7 marks across the bottom.
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 along the top.
  6. Make 2 marks along the smaller edge of the band (the 1-and-1/2 inch wide portion). These marks will be the end, where you will add your loop and button. They need to be about 3/4 of an inch apart and not too close to the edge.
  7. Repeat step 6 at the other end.
  8. Use your 4mm punch to make holes everywhere you made marks. Make sure you don't punch too close to the edge of the bracelet, as the holes will tear.
  9. Count out 18 silver or gunmetal eyelets. Use your eyelet setter to apply and set eyelets everywhere you punched holes.
  10. Cut your suede so it measures about 36 inches (1 yard). Fold it in half. Make an overhead knot that will accommodate your button.
  11. Place the suede so that the knot is underneath the band. Take each end of suede through the holes at the end of the leather strap (these will be the 2 holes that are close together at the end of the band).
  12. Take the suede on the right over the band and down through the eyelet nearby.
  13. Take the same piece of suede under the band and up through the next eyelet.
  14. Take the suede over the band and down through the next eyelet.
  15. Repeat steps 13 and 14 until all holes along the bottom and the hole at the center of the right end have a piece of suede. The suede coming out of the last hole should be coming up through the band so it will lay across the print.
  16. Repeat steps 12 through 15 along the other side.
  17. Both pieces of suede should now be coming out of the 2 holes at the end of the band. Tie an overhand knot then tie a traditional knot. Add your button to one side of the suede. Tie another knot under the button. If you feel like you need one more knot, tie another.
  18. Cut excess cord and apply a dab of glue to each place where you cut the cord.


Tools and Materials Needed:

1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Leopard/Zebra (Zebra)
3mm Micro Fiber Suede, Fuchsia (about 1 yard)
Antique Silver Leaf Button, 17mm
Mini Punch Set
Eyelet Setter Kit
Cutting tool such as Nipper tool or scissors


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
3mm Micro Fiber Suede, Fuchsia
3mm Micro Fiber Suede, Fuchsia
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TierraCast Antique Silver Leaf Button, 17mm
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