I have a fun new chain bracelet tutorial for you today! It is super simple to make – which is my favorite type of jewelry.
Supplies needed to make your own leather and chain bracelet:
- Sueded Leather Cording (I used ivory)
- 2mm Small Loop Gold Chain
- Connector Bead (I used a milky aqua rhinestone connector)
- Ribbon Clamps & Toggle Closure Kit
- 3 Small Gold Jump Rings
- Wire Cutters
- E-6000 Adhesive
Begin by cutting three lengths of cording that are 8″ each. Place the ends of the cording into one of the ribbon clamps, along with the end of the chain, and close the clamp.
Now you have a cute braided leather and chain bracelet! To add the connector piece, add a small jump ring to one loop of the connector. Measure out the middle of the braid and place the connector there, then loop the jump ring through a link of the gold chain nearest to it. Close the ring. Repeat for the other side of the connector.
Finish off your bracelet with the two toggle pieces. You will probably need a larger jump ring on the bar end of the toggle, so switch that out for the one that comes with the kit. Otherwise you won’t be able to fit the bar through the ring.
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