Sometimes I buy craft supplies without a specific project in mind, knowing that someday I’ll figure out a use. Such is the case with the patterned leather scrap I used for this project. It’s actually a leather sample that I bought at SCRAP, and I think the perforations are perfect for this design. Any kind of patterned or plain leather would work for this, though, as long as it’s not too thick. Using recycled leather, such as from scraps, samples, or cut up from a garment, is highly encouraged, but I’ve seen small pieces of leather for sale at Joann’s and Michael’s.

DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial


Materials:
Bracelet blank
Leather (fairly thin weight, at least as long as your bracelet circumference)
Glue (the glue pictured didn’t work, I had to re-glue with E6000)
Ruler and/or measuring tape
Colored pencil or chalk
Scissors
DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial
Methods:
1. Measure the circumference and width of your bracelet blank.
DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial
2. On the back of the leather, measure and mark out these same dimensions and cut out a strip.
DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial
DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial
3. Spread a layer of glue over the surface of your bracelet blank as evenly as possible. DON’T use the glue pictured unless you want your leather to peel off. I re-did this step with E6000 and it’s holding up just fine.
DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial
4. Evenly press your leather strip to your bracelet blank, wiping away any excess glue that squeezes out on the edges. Allow to dry.
DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial

DIY leather bangle bracelet tutorial

 
  • http://www.tammythiele.com/ Tammy Thiele

    Love this! And E6000 is the bomb! (I worked at a scrapbook store and it was a favorite if you wanted something to stay put!)

    • transientexpression

      It is! I only used another glue because I couldn’t find my E6000–not gonna make that mistake again.

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