Create these leather wire wrapped bracelets with very little to no jewelry making skills. Bracelets are fun and funky, yet right on trend and stylish.
A great bracelet project for the next girl’s night out or to make with the scout troop!
Project time is less than ½ hour and requires basic jewelry making tools.
- 6’ 24 Gauge Wire
- 8” Deerskin Lace 5mm Chocolate (dsl5c-b)
- 5 Large Jumprings – 8.6mm (ljrs-b)
- 5 Jumpring Small Thick – 5.4mm (jrst)
- 1 Spring Ring (srs)
- 1 Charm Itsy Spiritual Lotus Charm (cisl)
- 13 Metal Bead Faceted Round 4mm (mbfr4)
- 1 pair Flush Cutters
- 2 pair Needle Nose Pliers
- 1 Ruler
- 1 Pair Scissors
To start, create both of the wire wrapped looped ends of the leather wrapped bracelet. Fold 1” of the leather over on itself creating a ‘loop’ on one end.
Cut 10” of the 24 gauge gold wire and create a 90-degree angle on the end of the wire.
Place the wire down onto the backside of the folded loop leather end. Wrap the wire around the leather 3 times, wrapping over the starting point to secure the wire to the leather.
Use a pair of needle nose pliers to tug firmly on the starting point making sure the start of the wire wrap is very tight and secure.
Trim away the excess wire of your starting point using a pair of flush cutters. Continue to wrap the wire around the leather another 6 times.
To finish off your wire wrapped end, thread the wire into the loop of the leather end and pull on the wire firmly. Cut away your excess wire with a pair of flush cutters. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to make sure your end is tucked in firmly into the inside edge of your leather loop so it will not snag on anything.
Measure about 5 ¾” of leather from the newly wrapped looped end and repeat Step 1 and 2 on the other end of your leather bracelet. Trim away your excess ends of the leather after both ends are wire wrapped.
Using 2 pairs of needle nose pliers, open one of the 8mm jumprings and thread it through one of the leather ends. Close the 8mm jumpring and link together the following jumprings to create a chain. One 6mm jumpring. One 8mm jumpring. One 6mm jumpring and then add the spring ring.
On the other end of the leather use 2 pairs of needle nose pliers to open up one of the 8mm jumprings and thread it through the leather end. Close the 8mm jumpring and link together the following jumprings to create a chain. One 6mm jumpring. One 8mm jumpring. One 6mm jumpring and then one 8mm jumpring. On this last 8mm jumpring, thread on a 4mm faceted bead and an Itsy Lotus Charm that is attached to a 6mm jumpring. Close the loop of the 8mm jumpring.
Measure 1 ½” from the looped end of the leather. Start the wire wrapping process as done in Step 1.
After you have secured your starting point of the wire, wrap the wire around the leather 4 times and then thread on one of the 4mm faceted beads. The hole on the 4mm bead is fairly large, large enough to thread the wire through 3 times. Thread the wire through the bead and wrap the wire around the leather – do this 3 times.
After the 3rd wrap in the bead wrap your wire around just the leather 4 times then repeat the process with threading and wrapping the bead. Repeat this process for all 12 of the 4mm faceted beads.
To finish off your wire wrapping, tuck your wire under several wraps worth of wire and pull firmly. Use your flush cutters to trim away the excess wire.
Enjoy this afternoon project and take pride in having made it yourself!
Shop Supplies WHOLESALE:
- Large Jumprings – 8.6mm (ljrs-b)
- Jumpring Small Thick – 5.4mm (jrst)
- Charm Itsy Spiritual Lotus Charm (cisl)
- Metal Bead Faceted Round 4mm (mbfr4)
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