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Metallic Flower Strap Bracelet

About this design:

When I first had a chance to quickly make one of these bracelets, I was in love. Quick, easy and cool. Of course I couldn't let it end there :-) I wanted to layer this leather and rivet it together while embellishing at the same time. The use of the monochromatic metallics and gunmetal components gives this a sleek, edgy yet handmade feel. I chose to trim the edges of my top leather to have rounded corners to give it that extra finished touch.

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Slide the leather strap through the E Hook, pull through an inch. Fold the leather over and pinch the fold down. Using the rotary punch and keeping the leather folded over, punch a hole 10-12mm from the fold.
Step 2:
Place the rivet ends through the holes while keeping the leather folded over. String a large hole heishi under the rivet head.
Step 3:
Place the bracelet, underside down, on the dot anvil. Place the rivet setter (dome side down) over the rivet head and get ready to hammer!
Step 4:
Use the rotary punch to punch 2 more holes 8mm apart.
Step 5:
Place the rivet ends through the holes just punched and repeat step 3.
Step 6:
Move to the opposite end of the leather strap. Fold over the end of the leather. My leather strap from fold to fold ended up at 7". Punch a hole through the folded over leather using the rotary punch, 10-12mm from the fold.
**TIP** To size the bracelet before punching the holes, wrap the leather strap around your wrist and slide the end through the hook portion of the E Hook. Fold it over when it fits.
Step 7:
Repeat Steps 2, 3, 4, & 5
Step 8:
Trim the tails of the leather strap on the underside of the bracelet.
Step 9:
Select a contrasting color leather strap. Divide the strap into 3rds and cut 1/3 off to be used.
Step 10:
Mark on the leather where to punch a hole at in order to connect the 2 different leather straps.
Step 11:
Using the rotary punch, punch a hole through both leather straps at each end where marked.
Step 12:
Place the rivet ends through the holes just punched and repeat step 3.
Step 13:
Layout 8 large hole heishi on the short leather strap.
Step 14:
Mark where the holes need to be punched.
Step 15:
Punch the holes through both leather straps where you just marked.
Step 16:
Place the large hole heishi bead over 1 of the hole you just punched. Place the rivet ends through the holes and heishi. Repeat step 3.
Repeat this step until all of your holes are filled.
Step 17:
Trim the ends of your shorter top leather strap to give a more finished look.

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Measurements: Post length 5mm, tube diameter 2.4mm

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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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  1. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovew this Ali!

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Way cool! Love the two colors of metallic leather!!

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    Rocky D says:

    Love this! I do have a question. Why the rubber bench block and brass hammer vs the steel block and hammer? thanks.

  4. Ams
    Ams says:

    Really like the heishi under the rivets!

  5. Ali
    Ali says:

    Thanks everyone!

    @Rocky D
    You can use a rubber bench block or another steel bock with a sand bag or rubber block under it. It is just important to have something under your dot anvil to absorb the shock. Otherwise you will have the misfortune of a dot embedded in your work surface :-) Regarding the hammer, all you need to do is use a hammer with a solid head and weight behind it. I like using my 1lb brass hammer because it has a strike surface a little bigger than a quarter and it’s heavy. This way when I strike I know it’s a solid hit. Hope this helps!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    So awesome!

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Fun with leather! Love it! :)

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    Sassy Bohemian says:

    I can’t wait to make some of these leather bracelets. I love the leather colors so much. As usual Ali put some special touches with the flowers. I love it all.

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    Rocky D says:

    Thank you Ali for the help and a cool design

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    Wezie the Bead Freak says:

    Wow!! That’s beautiful. Thanks a lot.

  11. RLMerder Designs
    RLMerder Designs says:

    Love this bracelet!

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    Healing mom says:

    What size Heishi bead did you use and where did u purchase them?

  13. Lisa LaBarre-Kurz
    Lisa LaBarre-Kurz says:

    Nice, I want to try and get some tools to make these bracelets for my son and my daughter’s boyfriend. Happy Easter.

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    Debi E says:

    This looks fun and it will be nice to be able to make things for the boys in the family as well as the girls. Now I need new tools.

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