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.
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
1. Measure the circumference and width of your bracelet blank.
2. On the back of the leather, measure and mark out these same dimensions and cut out a strip.
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.
4. Evenly press your leather strip to your bracelet blank, wiping away any excess glue that squeezes out on the edges. Allow to dry.
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