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Oh, Snap! Leather Cuff Bracelet Project
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Oh, Snap! Leather Cuff Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

This was my first time ever working with eyelets and I wanted to use them in a traditional way (used to reinforce holes in leather) and in a non-traditional way (as decorative grommets). I had no idea just how easy - and fun - this could be!
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 following instructional videos on how to punch holes and set snaps: Hole Punch Tools and Rivet and Snap Setters.
Silver grommet bracelet:
  1. Attach the 4mm punch tube to the tool. Make a hole in the center (3/4 inch mark) of one end of the leather. The hole should be about 3/8 of an inch from the end of the leather band. Do this at each end.
  2. Use your snap setter to set the snaps at each end. (The diagram in the snap setter kit will show you that one end should be the stud and post and the other end should be the socket and cap.)
  3. Find the center of your band. To do this, measure the points between the center of the snaps, not the band itself. My center was at about the 3-and-1/2 inch mark. Use your eyelet setter to set an eyelet at this point.
  4. From the center eyelet, measure out 1/2 of an inch. Set another eyelet. (When measuring, you are going to measure from the edge of one eyelet to the next, not from the center). Do this until you have 3 eyelets to the right of the center and 3 eyelets to the left of the center.
  5. Find your center eyelet. Position an eyelet so it is between the center eyelet and the one to the right. You want the eyelet centered between and above the 2 eyelets. Set the eyelet.
  6. Repeat step 5, this time setting an eyelet between the center eyelet and the one to the left of the center. Make sure it is even with the one set in step 5 (they will be about 1/2 inch apart).
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 on the bottom.
  8. Continue to repeat steps 5 through 7 until you have added 4 more eyelets at the top and bottom of the left side and 4 more eyelets at the top and bottom of the right side.

Gold and gunmetal bracelet:
  1. Attach the 4mm punch tube to the tool. Make a hole in the center (3/4 inch mark) of one end of the leather. The hole should be about 3/8 of an inch from the end of the leather band. Do this at each end.
  2. Use your snap setter to set the snaps at each end. (The diagram in the snap setter kit will show you that one end should be the stud and post and the other end should be the socket and cap.)
  3. Mark the center of your band. To do this, find the central point between the 2 snaps. Mine was at about the 3-and-1/2 inch mark. Using a Sharpie or pen, mark the spot.
  4. Use your hole punch (still on the 4mm tube), to punch a hole in the center spot. Apply your eyelet. Use your eyelet setter to set the eyelet.
  5. Make a mark just over 1/4 inch above the eyelet just set. Use your punch tool to punch a hole. Set your eyelet.
  6. Repeat step 5 below the center eyelet.
  7. Measure about 1/4 inch on a diagonal to the upper right of the central eyelet. Make a mark, punch a hole and set your eyelet.
  8. Repeat step 7 on the left.
  9. Measure about 1/4 inch lower right of the central eyelet. Make a mark, punch a hole and set your eyelet.
  10. Repeat step 9 on the left. You should now have a floral pattern in the center of your band.
  11. Measure about 1 inch from the center of the central eyelet. Make a mark on the leather. (You want the center of the next eyelet added to be 1 inch from the center of the central eyelet.) Punch a hole and set your eyelet.
  12. Measure 1/4 inch from the edge of the last eyelet added. Make a mark, punch a hole and set your eyelet.
  13. Repeat step 12 one more time.
  14. repeat steps 11 through 13 on the other side to complete the bracelet.


Tools and Materials Needed:

Silver grommet bracelet:
1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Silver/Bronze (Silver)
Eyelet Setter Kit (19 silver eyelets, included in kit)
24L Snap Setter Kit
Mini Punch Set
The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet

Gold eyelet bracelet:
1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Gold/Gunmetal (Gold)
Eyelet Setter Kit (13 gunmetal eyelets, included in kit)
24L Snap Setter Kit
Mini Punch Set
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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1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Gold/Gunmetal
1.5" x 7.5" Leather Bracelet Blanks, Gold/Gunmetal
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24L Snap Setter Kit
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