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Tack Bracelet Project

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Part Number:PROJ-KS-0112
Tack Bracelet Project
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I created this saddle tack inspired bracelet by simply adding intervals of eyelets and finished the piece with a great antique brass flat leather clasp, especially made for flat leather.

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer


This project uses hole punching and a riveting technique, if you are not familiar with these techniques, please watch the following videos:
Hole Punch Tools Video
Rivet and Snap Setter Kits Video
  1. Cut the leather to fit the desired length minus 1/2" for the clasp. I cut the leather 7" for a 7 1/2" bracelet
  2. Turn the leather wrong side up on your work surface and mark the placement of the eyelets. Using a ruler, find the center and mark it. From there, make a mark 1 inch apart, for a total of 5 eyelets.
  3. Using the correct size hole punch, punch the holes using the revolving punch pliers or the mini punch set.
  4. Insert the ant. brass eyelets into the holes and then set them using the setting tool according to the video.
  5. Carefully add a bit of Zap-a-Gap to the end of the leather and insert it into one half of the clasp. Hold until set.
  6. Repeat for the other half of clasp to complete the bracelet.

Tools and Materials Needed:

2mm x 10mm Flat Leather, Black- 7"
Antique Brass Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
Eyelet Setter Kit- 5pc
BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"- 1pc
The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet
Mini Punch Set
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Revolving Punch Plier
Zap-A-Gap Quick Drying Adhesive, .5 oz
Scissors

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Materials and Supplies Used in This Project:

Eyelet Setter Kit
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Antique Brass Clasp for Flat Leather, 18x28mm
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Revolving Punch Plier
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Mini Punch Set
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BeadSmith Bench Block With Wood Base, 4x4"
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The BeadSmith 1 Pound Brass Head Mallet
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Zap-A-Gap Quick Drying Adhesive, .5 oz
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