Cut your leather so you have 4 strands measuring about 8 inches each. If using 2 different colors, you will want two 8 inch pieces of each color.
Apply a dab of Zap-a-Gap inside the opening of one end of the clasp. Put your 4 strands into the opening. If using 2 colors, you will want one color to be the 2 center strands and one color to be the 2 outside strands. Allow a few minutes dry time.
Tape the end of the clasp that contains the leather strands to your desk or work space.
Take the 2 outside strands over the 2 center strands then under the 2 center strands. Continue to repeat this process until you have about 5-and-a-half inches of "braided" leather. As you work, you will make sure you are keeping the 2 center strands straight and that you are keeping a good tension/spacing with the pieces that are crossing over and under.
When you are satisfied with your work at the 5-and-1/2 inch mark, apply a dab of Zap-a-Gap to the inside of the other end of the clasp. Use your Nipper tool to cut the leather, making sure all 4 strands are flush. Insert the 4 strands into the clasp. Allow a few minutes dry time.
Tools and Materials Needed:
Blue and brown bracelet: 2mm Round Leather Cord, Turquoise (about 16 inches) 2mm Round Leather Cord, Brown to Black (about 16 inches) Antique Silver Magnetic Buckle Clasp, 15x41mm Nipper Tool Zap-a-Gap
Pink and tan bracelet: 2mm Round Leather Cord, Gypsy Fandango (about 32 inches) Antique Silver Magnetic Buckle Clasp, 15x41mm Nipper Tool Zap-a-Gap