Leather Wrap Bracelets Video
A customer suggested that we do a video on leather wrap bracelets. Once I started learning how to do them, I got hooked. It's a very versatile and trendy stitch that you can do with practically any bead and any color of leather. Have fun and don't get tangled in your thread!
Auntie's Beads Designer
Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:
I use a clipboard,thread a button to the middle of leather & clamp. Take bottom of leather & clip to bottom of clipboard. Take a bic pen & slide it under leather at bottom to make it easier to weave. Tie 3 square knots w/ thread under leather at top, unclamp button & push up. Wrap thread 3x's around each cord so both ends in middle thread needle.Reviewed by: Cathy B from Indiana. on 2/17/2014
So easy to make!
I love these bracelets! A few things I have noticed: (1) size 2mm or 4mm beads are easier to string, (2) if you use smaller beads (2mm or 4mm) you need more than 10 yards of thread (I used about 12 yards of thread for 2mm beads), (3) if you use 6mm or larger size beads, I recommend using a smaller bead for the first and last threaded bead.Reviewed by: Alex from Arizona. on 7/9/2011
FYI - she does mention the size of the beads she is using at the beginning when she first starts string process... I think she did a great job explaining and went at a great pace that it was very easy to follow and pick up.... Great jobReviewed by: Annie McCormack from Boston Mass.. on 3/25/2014
I've found using a clipboard and the binder clip at the bottom to hold the cord is much easier than using a bead board. Also, I like to sew thru my beads one extra time before picking up a new bead to form a loop around both cords - seems to help keep the beads straight easier. Also, threading a button in the middle of the cord for a clasp works really well.Reviewed by: Janette from Henderson NV. on 3/26/2012
Great video on these bracelets, one suggestion, I had a hard time keeping the clips on the beading board, so I purchased a clip board at local office store, I got the long one,if you clip the end one and put 1 prone down, your thread won't hit it and get tangled...these work up really fast and have 2 going for granddaughter Thanks SheilaReviewed by: Sheila Rogers from Redding,Ca. on 10/21/2011
Loved the video
I have been trying to find a video on how to do this. Thank you very much. It is much easier to watch a video than try to do it from written instructions. I do have one question though. Why does my leather keep curling while adding the beads? I don''''t think I am pulling the tread too tight. Any suggestions? Mary- If your leather is curling while you are adding beads, perhaps you did not clamp it down to your bead board? This should hold it straight. :) -KellyReviewed by: Mary from Houston, TX. on 11/5/2010
This video is great! It helped me learn how to make wrap bracelets! I now sell my wrap bracelets and buy all my beads from Aunties Beads! This video is really good on showing you how to get started! Making wrap bracelets is really easy once you get the hang of it! They used to take me forever to make but now I can make them in no time! Thank you so much for providing this video!!Reviewed by: Sarah Smith from Texas. on 8/4/2011
Found another Blooper
Greetings, Another blooper for Kelli Mc Coy. I watched this video 3-4 times and it was never mentioned what size beads to use. I am new to beading, but I do know that size and shape matter in beading. Please help. Thanks much and Kelli you are a joy.Reviewed by: LINDA from Reno, NV. on 3/23/2011
I have been looking everywhere to figure out how to make this type of bracelet! I discovered the chan luu bracelets and definitely did not want to spend the money on them so i wanted to make them myself! All i could find was written instructions that were really confusing! But this video is fantastic! I cant wait to get all the supplies! Ill be making many of these!Reviewed by: Paige from New Jersey. on 2/28/2011
I have made SOOOOO many of these bracelets now. It is so awsome!! I''''m making matching necklaces with left over scraps from the bracelets so the leather doesn''''t go to waste. I know what my friends are getting for Christmas! THERE AWSOME!!!Reviewed by: Kisa from Huntsville, AR. on 11/16/2010
How many beads and what size?
I loved the video, it was very clear and easy to follow. The only issue I had was that I went to a local store and got my materials so I could have them right away to try it out for the first time and didnt know how many beads to buy and what size. I ended up with a good size, but not enough to finish the braclet and so I have to wait until tommrrow to go back to the store to get more. It''''s fun to use different colored thread too!! Awesome video, thank you for sharing!!Reviewed by: Karly from Bristol Vermont. on 12/1/2010