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Rhinestone & Leather Wrap Bracelets

About this design:

I have been seeing rhinestone jewelry everywhere recently, and while I do not consider myself a "bling" person, I fell in love with the simplicity of rhinestone chain. As soon as the chain showed up in the warehouse, I was asking Ali if I could take part in some of the designs. I've seen this design around and couldn't wait to give it a try. The two bracelets I made are super easy to complete and add a spark to any outfit.

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • 6" rhinestone chain
  • 2' 2mm leather cord
  • 50" 4 ply Irish waxed linen
  • 1 button (TierraCast & Green Girl Studio buttons seem to work best with the leather cord)

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Fold your leather in half and string on the button.
Step 2:
Cinch your leather together by doubling over your Irish waxed linen and knotting it around the leather. Do this about 6-8mm below button. Wrap the Irish waxed linen in opposing directions around/down the leather for about 8-10mm.
Step 3:
There are 2 different versions of this bracelet that I have done, one has the Irish waxed linen criss crossed and the other wraps in the same direction. The picture shown for this step represents the criss crossed version.
Make sure to hold your rhinestone chain flat against the leather and pull the Irish waxed linen taut as you wrap.
Step 4:
Once you have completed your wrapping of the rhinestone chain to the leather, wrap your Irish waxed linen on its own for 8-10mm. Knot to the leather to secure. Take your 2 ends of leather and make an overhand knot down from the end of the Irish waxed linen, this is going to be what you put your button through for closure. Make sure the button fits before you secure the leather knot.

Buy Products from this Design

Gunmetal Rhinestone Chain 3mm
per foot: $2.88

Read the comments (or add your own)

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    Jax luvs jewels says:

    Gorgeous, Kadie!! This was just what I was looking for and yours is so awesome as is your tutorial!!
    Thank you so much for sharing your creation and instructions.

  2. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So simple but still elegant at the same time. I love it Kadie!!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    I’m with you Kadie about the bling, but the leather and waxed linen make this digestible for me, have to try this :D

  4. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    These are great! I’ve been meaning to try, but just never bought the cup chain. Ginna have to try now!

  5. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    This is just too cool. You’re so creative,using leather and Rhinestones together. I would never think if doing that,and it looks so Vogue.
    Thinking outside the box really paid off here,Girlfriend! :)

  6. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Love the crisscross bracelet! It reminds me of the rhinestone bracelets my mother used to have but totally updated and wearable!

  7. Kadie
    Kadie says:

    Thanks everybody! I enjoyed making them and have really enjoyed wearing them! I have gotten lots of compliments and have been spreading the word on just how easy they are to make. :)

  8. J Dorfman
    J Dorfman says:

    Love the combination of leather and rhinestones. I’ll be trying my version of this pretty soon. Thank you for sharing this with your great, easy to follow instructions.

    Ojai, CA

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