Leather Layering Bracelet with Pinch Clasp

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This leather layering bracelet is a snap to make and is perfect for a day at the beach or pool.  Charms, birthstones or beads dangling from the jump ring will add a little extra and personalize your bracelet even more.  Even if you’ve never made jewelry before, this is a perfect project for you!

LEATHER LAYERING BRACELET MATERIALS

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet Making Materials

GETTING STARTED

Wrap the leather around your wrist 6 times, so it lays tight against the skin (but isn’t cutting off your circulation) and cut.  When you add the pinch clasp and jump ring the bracelet will be long enough to sit comfortably on your wrist.

My wrist is 6″ in diameter and I used a piece 3′-10″ long for this bracelet.

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet step 1

Add a dab of E-6000 to the end of the leather to help secure it.

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet step 2

Insert the end of the leather into the eye pinch clasp.

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet step 3a

Using a needle nose plier, carefully pinch the opposite ends of the clasp together near the base.

Note: Sterling silver is soft and sometime your tool can dent or scratch the clasp.  You can prevent this by covering the flat portion of your tool with a very thin piece of cloth or there are special nylon coated tools that help prevent scratches as well.

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet step 4

Pinch the remaining two opposite ends of the clasp together.

ADDING A PEARL CHARM

Making a pearl charm step 1

Slide your pearl onto a headpin.  The holes in pearls are often smaller than other beads, so make sure your headpin is small enough to go through the hole.

Hold the headpin with your round nose pliers and bend the wire away from you.

Making a pearl charm step 2

Hold the headpin with the round nose pliers, about mid-way up the tips.

Making a pearl charm step 3

With your opposite hand, bend the headpin down and around the front of the pliers until it meets the wire again…

Making a pearl charm step 5

forming a teardrop shaped loop.

Making a pearl charm step 4

Hold this loop firmly with your needle nose pliers.  With your opposite hand, grab the end of the wire.

Making a pearl charm step 7

Wrap this wire behind the pearl…

Making a pearl charm step 8

and around to the front.  Let go of the end of the wire while you wrap or you will wire your pliers shut.

Wrap it two or three time so it is secure.  Try to “stack” the wraps as you go for a more professional look.

Making a pearl charm step 9

Using side cutters, trim off the unused portion of the wire close to the wraps.

Making a pearl charm step 9b

Use needle nose pliers to pinch the end of the wire tight against the wraps.

Making a pearl charm step 10

If the loop is a little wonky, hold the pearl firmly with your hand and use needle nose pliers to bend the loop straight.

FINISHING UP

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet step 6

Open a jump ring and slide it onto the eye portion of the clasp.  Slide on your charms and pearl. Close the jump ring.

Quick and Easy Leather Wrap Bracelet step 7

Try on the bracelet to make sure it fits comfortably before pinching down the ends of the hook portion of the clasp.  Trim the end of the leather if necessary before pinching the hook in place.

Tip: If you are giving this bracelet as a gift, it’s a good idea to put 2-3 jump rings on the bracelet so it is adjustable.

leather wrap bracelets

a quick leather wrap bracelet

Comments

  1. mama spins says:

    I always enjoy seeing your jewelry and crochet ideas:)

  2. Very snazzy. This might be my next jewelry project! I’ve been wearing a wrap that I made last sept all the time.

  3. I love this! I will be making.

  4. You really did a great job Karen. I like your creativity very much and also the stuff that you used which is leather. As I am a leather fan I always am in search of good leather products. There is a site Copper River Bag Co I found a wide range of leather products such as leather handbags, clutches, wallets, bracelets, and much more.

  5. Louise Kelly says:

    Love it. Your instructions were so clear. Can’t wait to experiment more with my (way too) many leftover beads and bobs.

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