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Charmed Leather Cuff

About this design:

This bracelet comes from one of those design daydreams that leaves you saying - "I wonder…", so I made it :-) I love the way it moves and the way the charms rustle like leaves. I think if I were to do it over I might even add in a third row of charms and include some fibers here and there.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 44 head pins
  • 22 jump rings
  • leather cuff
  • rotary hole punch
  • ruler & pencil
  • 44 assorted czech glass beads

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Gathering all of you components to have from the start is really helpful with this project. Especially with all of the charms to be made.
Step 2:
Mark out a grid on the back of the cuff using a ruler and pencil. Make sure that your intersections are close enough together for the jump rings you are using. I punched 44 holes.
Step 3:
Once you have punched all of the holes using the rotary punch, gather your charms and begin attaching 2 to each jump ring as you loop the rings through the holes in the cuff. You may notice, a lot of my charms are beads-- I made them into charms simply by doing a little wire wrapping.

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Measurements: Hole sizes include 1/8", 9/64", 5/32", 11/64", 13/64" and 7/32"

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Love it!

  2. Lois D
    Lois D says:

    I really like this effect and can just ‘hear’ the ‘rustle’ of the charms you described! This looks like a fun project. I’ll have to plan on making one for my niece.

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    What a great way to use up “orphan” beads … so COOL!!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
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  5. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Great look Ali…knew I could expect something unique from you as soon as I saw those cuffs offered.

  6. Chickie Nonnie T
    Chickie Nonnie T says:

    I love this! And I love Czech beads! What a great way to keep a collection of favorite beads and show them off!

  7. Asia
    Asia says:

    Like them all, this is mine fave Ali :)

  8. Ali
    Ali says:

    This might be my favorite too, although I really like the Sunshine Cuff too. Thanks everyone for all your kind words.

  9. celticivy
    celticivy says:

    Oh wow, am planning on getting some charms and symbolisms for a bracelet, I’m planning on making for myself, but am not too big on the straight up chain look, this is an awesome alternative on which I’ll be in-corperating.

  10. Sylvia N
    Sylvia N says:

    I love this!! Great design:) Thank you for sharing.

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    cah117 says:

    What were your intersection measurements and/or size of jump rings. Weren’t the jump rings hard to close?

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