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Woven Leather and Chain Cuff
We have two samples of these easy to make bracelets in our store and everyone loves them! Try them with different size rolo chain and leathers.
2 feet of rolo chain
2 yards of leather (the size of the leather will be determined by the size of the Rollo chain)
Cut the chain into three equal lengths, generally 7 to 7.5 inches long depending on the desired bracelet size, (you will want an uneven number of links on each piece of chain). If you purchased more chain, you can make as many sections as you want.
Lay the three lengths of chain parallel.
Find the center of your leather cord. Weave one end of the leather through the first link of each section, until you reach the half way point. Now pick up one end of the leather and run it through the third link – this link will be laying in the same direction as the first one. You will now have both pieces of leather on the same side of your bracelet. Turn the bracelet over. Now take the top piece of leather and run it through the same set of links as the bottom piece of leather. Continue in this manner until you reach the end.
Keep the tension even as you weave the bracelet; make sure the links continue to lie parallel to each other.
Now you are ready to run the leather cords through the first set of links, back to where you started. You will have three strands of leather going through this set of links.
Be sure to allow enough length of your leather ends to take the bracelet on and off. You can add beads to the ends or tie an overhand knot to keep the leather ends from pulling out as you take the bracelet on and off.
Beaded Bling Pendant Lights
Have you seen our gorgeous pendant lights that hang over our cash desk? Create your own one of a kind light by combining wire wrapping skills with pretty beads, some filigree disks and a ready made lamp fixture from Home Depot.
Faux Riveted Earrings
Have a look at these cute "faux" riveting earrings we came up with! The perfect simple silver earring that can be made for about $10.00. You can make them yourself or we can make them up for you for $20.00. Pop by the store and we will show you how to make them.
Casual Bling Bracelet
Swarovski Sew-On Crystal - 30x15mm
2 large hole beads
12inches - 22 gauge craft wire
2 folding crimp covers
1 inch of link chain
Cut 4, 5 inch pieces of suede cording. Fold 2 pieces of the suede in half and run through hole on Swarovski pendant. Make sure to even up at the ends. Cut 2, 6 inch pieces of craft wire. Take one piece of wire and wrap around the suede 3 times to secure. Keep your wraps neat and close to each other. End on the underside of the bracelet - *do not cut the wire*. Place the large hole metal bead over the suede pushing it close to the first wraps making sure to place over the remaining wire at the same time. Wrap the wire an additional 3 times on the other side of the large hole bead. Trim the ends neatly. Repeat on the opposite side of the bracelet. Even up the ends of the suede cording, trimming off any excess. Place the folding crimp covers on each end making sure to crimp tightly with your chain nose pliers. Using jump rings add your lobster clasp and chain. Voila! You have now finished a gorgeous, easy to wear bracelet.