DIY Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet

Mar 19, 2014

Leather & Rhinestone Bracelet Front

This sparkly spring bracelet is made using a strip of Metal Complex Flat Leather, Metal Complex Toggle Flat in Gold, Hemp by Dazzle-It and Maya Road Iridescent Rhinestone Trim. The Flat Leather is pre-packaged in strips that measure 10 x 2mm and come in a wide assortment of color groups. The one featured today is the Yellow from the Yellow & Steel Grey Metallic group. The other group colors are Black & White, Dark Brown & Turquoise, White & Metallic Gold, Metallic Purple & Pink, Green & Metallic Purple, Navy Blue & Metallic Navy Blue, Metallic Gold & Silver and Navy, Turquoise & Metallic Navy. I think they pretty much have everyone covered here and if you like snake skin designs they even have faux leather in this style in white, purple, brown and green colors.

To recreate this bracelet first trim the leather strip so once the toggle is attached the bracelet will fit your wrist. I trimmed about an inch of leather off mine as I like this style bracelet slightly loose on my wrist.

Using E6000 place a small amount of the adhesive on each end of the leather strip then place the toggle ends onto the leather. Let the adhesive dry completely. Once dry, cut a piece of Maya Road Iridescent Rhinestone Diamond trim long enough to attach down the center of the bracelet.

Starting at one end of the bracelet hold the rhinestone trim in place with one hand then with the other hand begin wrapping the hemp two times between each of the rhinestones until you get to the end. When starting make sure to leave a little bit of extra hemp to wrap over so you can secure this end of hemp in place. Once you get to the end of the bracelet thread the hemp underneath the wrapped strands on the back and place a small amount of adhesive onto the hemp. Let dry.

Metal Complex Toggle

Here is a good view of the toggle I used for this bracelet. You can also see how the hemp looks wrapped underneath the bracelet. This bracelet is easy to create and I think will look cute mixed with several different bracelet styles and colors.

Lisa

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