Intermediate | 16 min
Leather bracelets have a warmth and luxury to them, and it is easier than you may think to make your own. In this class, Elke shows how to make a stylish wrap bracelet with a chic metallic gold finish. Using leather working tools like a strap cutter and a beveler, she shows you how to cut the leather evenly and bevel the edges, which gives the bracelet a professional, polished look. Once the leather has been cut out, you will paint the strap, punch holes in either end, and attach a button stud to create the closure. The tools and materials required for this project are inexpensive and easy to find, making it a perfect first project for a beginning leather-worker. Cut out several leather strips at once and whip up a batch to give as gifts to friends, or keep the whole stack for yourself!
Here’s what you’ll need:Materials:
- Strap cutter
- Natural VegTan leather 28" or longer
- Silver or gold craft paint
- Small sponge
- Button stud
- Edge beveler
- Leather punch
- Poly hammer
- Poly board
- Rotary cutter
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