Simple Project for Orphans
I have been having fun making these leather wrap bracelets. It's such an easy project, and perfect for those one of a kind beads that you have in your stash. The best part is putting together a bunch of different elements, whether they be metal beads, or artists beads- the possiblities are endless. You can go with a color scheme, or a theme like Summer Flower Garden, or Beachy Paradise, or you could even do a Goth theme with dice, and skulls. (oooh now there's an idea!!) or how bout a Steampunk theme!?
I made this wrap bracelet last night for a blog reader who was disappointed yesterday when the one that I listed sold in a matter of minutes. I hope Mari is reading today, to see I have custom made her one and listed in the shop here.
I always start with a really extra long piece of leather cord. At one end, attach a shank button of your choice. I like to use buttons from Mamacita Beadworks, but you can use anything that correlates to your them. Tie a secure knot and sometimes it's smart to dab a little craft glue on the knot, just in case. Trim the tail, but not too close to the knot.
Now start tying knots into the cord, with beads in between the knots. Keep going and keep testing it on your wrist, to make sure it wraps twice. You could even do one that wraps three times, and wear it as a necklace too! Be sure to remember that over time, the leather cord will stretch, so it's good to go a little tight at first.
At the end, tie a loop into the leather that will fit the button. Dab o' glue, trim the tail. VOILA!