Hey friends! Adrianne here with you today to share a fast and easy DIY bracelet design that makes up in under 10 minutes. It’s perfect for stacking and layering, and it features leather and brightly-dyed stone beads for an earthy look that’s great for summertime. Follow along as I show you how to make this DIY leather bracelet.
I used a rainbow of stone beads for the DIY leather bracelet design I’m sharing with you today, but you can use any kind of beads that you love. Use softer, more muted colors for a natural look, or add a bit of sparkle and shine by trying out a few crystal beads.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY leather bracelet:
- 18-Gauge Silver Plated Copper Wire.
- 7mm x 4mm Stone Rondelle Beads (5-6 per bracelet).
- Round Nosed Jewelry Pliers.
- Wire Cutters.
- 2mm Leather Cord (16 inches per bracelet).
- Small Glue-on Hook and Eye End Clasp Set.
- Jewelry Glue.
I was smitten with all the colors of these beads, so I ordered several strands, including an assorted strand. Most of the beads in the rainbow design came from the assorted strand – everything except the red and the blue beads. I just want to give you fair warning that if you’re planning to buy all the colors to re-create this bracelet, you’ll want to pick up the assorted strand, red, and turquoise to be sure you get all the colors. You can of course mix and match to make your own color scheme, too.
Thanks for joining me for today’s rainbow bead and DIY leather bracelet project. I hope you’re inspired to make some for yourself this summer!
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Adrianne is a writer, artist, designer, wife, and mom of 2 kids. She blogs at happyhourprojects.com where the theme is tutorials and recipes that can be made in an hour or less. Her favorite projects are jewelry-making, paper crafts, and recycled crafts. She participates annually in ArtPrize, an international art competition, and she’s the author of the book DIY T-Shirt Crafts: 50 Ways to Recycle a T-Shirt (August 2015).