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Leather Wrapped Layerd Cuff Bracelets


About this design:

Recently completed projects.

Components:

Leather cord, Czech beads, Japanese seed beads, buttons, Nymo thread



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  1. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Jaw dropping photo! Love the color combos on these bracelets.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    That is an awesome photo for sure. And every bracelet is fantastic.

  3. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Love these and would love to know how to make them!

  4. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    @Retro BD, there are several methods to make cuffs. There used to be a seller on Etsy who sold the directions. I purchased and tried a couple but over time, modified them into something a bit different, resulting in a clean finish without use of wires. I select buttons large enough and cord thin enough to allow multiple passes through. I just took a photo showing the button shank – this should explain it, I think.

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  5. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    Thank you so much for that picture. You are right it did explain how to do it. Question though…do you use glue or are both sets of leather running through the shank button? Thank you for your help.
    Beth Hunley

  6. BabbleonJewelry
    BabbleonJewelry says:

    I love these. I might have to try making one of them. Lovely color choices :)

  7. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    @Beth, I use 2-part epoxy on all thread knots and also around the cord joints at the button shank. I glue leather cords at shank in the very end when everything is finished.

  8. Retro By Design
    Retro By Design says:

    I do the same thing…makes me feel like I am on the right track. I really appreciate your help.
    :)

  9. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Wow! These are fabulous!

  10. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    @Beth, sure thing! Folks on this website had previously asked me about these but I didnt want to post instructions for a design someone was selling on Etsy. I have significantly modified the method and made it my own – now am happy to share :) .

  11. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Beautiful bracelets! Love your color combinations.

  12. T Wojciehowski
    T Wojciehowski says:

    Awesome work, love the photo of them all together,
    stunning. Did you use the ladder stitch? Thanks

  13. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Totally cool, I love them all!!!

  14. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Yes, I use ladder stitch and wrap through the center row 3 times and side rows twice for strength. Double sowing seems to hold the beads tighter in place. Doubling the thread and sowing once hasnt given me the same results but others do use it successfully.

  15. Valley Girl
    Valley Girl says:

    Nice work… love the assortment but the blue and purple ones are my favs.

  16. Asia
    Asia says:

    Fantastic job, love the photo too :D

  17. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Oh, my! What fabulous colors and patterns! Great visual impact in the way you photographed them. I’ve gotta learn this technique but I’m not sure if I could work with itty bitty thread….12ga wire is more my thing! :D

    However, if you post step-by-step instructions I’ll just have to give it a try.(sigh) So many techniques so little time……. :D

  18. Miannda
    Miannda says:

    Wow! Color explosion!

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    JC Hamm says:

    Love these, the colors are amazing. Would like to see the instructions.You’ve done stunning work!!….:)

  20. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    These are awesome I bet you sell them in a second!!

  21. Bridgett H
    Bridgett H says:

    Here is the lady on Etsy that sells the instructions. They are only $10.00.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/4petessake

  22. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    I LOVE these! Fabulous design and color choices. I want to make tons of them–but I would settle for one! LOL Is it possible to get instructions for them?

  23. Mary Brady
    Mary Brady says:

    Gorgeous and so much fun!

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    queenie50cat says:

    Sonali-did you use Nymo D thread and doubled it? Or did you use a different thread like Tuff Cord or SuperLon? Thanks.

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    cwilson says:

    I made one, but my beaded circle was not flat, it curled. how did you get it to lie flat? thanks.

  26. Sonali
    Sonali says:

    Have been traveilng for work and didnt see the last 2 Qs. Queenie, I use a single Nymo D but sow through center beads 3 times and side rows twice for strength. I think multiple sowings help with the accurate bead placement than doubling the tread. CWilson, practice and hold the cords steady to avoid curling. I have not really had that problem though.

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    Pastor TB says:

    Oh, WOW, love this design all the closures are so much fun. Scrumptious colors . Don’t y’all just love this site Kevin and crew have truly put together the best stuff . My only bone to pick is I always want everything I see but my eyes are way bigger than my wallet LOL

    God Bless All You Sweet People,
    Pastor TB

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    J Reicher says:

    I’ love it. Wanna make it.

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    R Mick says:

    I love these bracelets! I love the colors and simplistic look, they are reminiscent of a bracelet I had years ago. – thank you for posting where to get directions, I’d like to try making this.

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    J Haskin says:

    These bracelets look beautiful just ned to find the directions!

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