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Less Is More Bracelet Project
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Less Is More Bracelet Project
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Description

A simple spiral link riveted on flat leather makes for a simple bracelet that can be worn on its own or stacked and layered with other pieces. I had so much fun with this, I had to make one in every color!

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

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 a piece of flat leather so you have exactly 7 inches.
  2. Place your rivet on the leather so it is centered. The spiral will be at the 3-and-a-half inch mark. Using a Sharpie, make marks in the holes on the link. This is where you will set your rivets.
  3. Remove the link. Use the punch on the smallest setting to make a hole where you made a Sharpie mark. Do this for both marks.
  4. Place the link back on the leather so the holes in the leather are aligned with the holes in the connector. Run a rivet post through the back of the leather and up through the hole in the connector. Put a cap on the post. Push them together so they hold the connector in place. Repeat on the other side of the link. Use your rivet setter tool and a hammer to set the rivets.
  5. Apply a dab of Zap-a-Gap to the inside of one end of the clasp. Put one end of your leather in the clasp. Repeat this process on the other side. Allow about 15 minutes dry time.


Tools and Materials Needed:

2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Blue(7 inches)
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Rivet Set (2 pieces)
Antique Copper Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
OR
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Black (7 inches)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Rivet Set (2 pieces)
Antique Brass Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
OR
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Red (7 inches)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rivet Set, Bag of 10 (2 pieces)
Antique Silver Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Zap-a-Gap
BeadSmith Little Cut Tool for Licorice Leather
Revolving Punch Plier
Rivet Setter Kit
The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet


Materials and Tools Used
Less Is More Bracelet, Red and Silver
Less Is More Bracelet, Red and Silver
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Less Is More Bracelet, Blue and Copper
Less Is More Bracelet, Blue and Copper
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Less Is More Bracelet, Black and Brass
Less Is More Bracelet, Black and Brass
Your Price: $26.00
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Blue
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Blue
Your Price: $0.39
On sale: $0.28 On Sale
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
Antique Copper Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
Your Price: $1.99
TierraCast Antique Copper Pewter Rivet Set, Set of 10
Antique Copper Pewter Rivet Set, 20pc
Your Price: $2.99
Antique Copper Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Antique Copper Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Your Price: $5.99
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Red
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Red
Your Price: $0.39
On sale: $0.28 On Sale
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
Antique Silver Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
Your Price: $1.99
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Rivet Set, Set of 10
Antique Silver Pewter Rivet Set, 20pc
Your Price: $2.99
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Black
2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Black
Your Price: $0.39
Antique Silver Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Antique Silver Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Your Price: $6.99
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
Antique Brass Pewter Spiral and Rivets Link, 39mm
Your Price: $1.99
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Rivet Set, Set of 10
Antique Brass Pewter Rivet Set, 20pc
Your Price: $2.99
Antique Brass Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Antique Brass Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Your Price: $5.99
Rivet Setter Kit
Rivet Setter Kit
Your Price: $11.99
Revolving Punch Plier
Revolving Punch Plier
Your Price: $16.99
The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet
1 Lb Brass Head Mallet
Your Price: $24.99
Zap-A-Gap Quick Drying Adhesive, .5 oz
Zap-A-Gap Quick Drying Adhesive, .5 oz
Your Price: $8.99
 
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