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Tuscan Sun Bracelets

About this design:

All you need for these easy-to-make bracelets is some wire, suede, and your favorite gemstones!

What you’ll need: (buy products below)

  • Microsuede Flat Cord
  • 24 or 26 gauge wire
  • lobster clasp
  • gemstones of your choice
  • 3mm jump rings

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Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1:
Make a bead link with 3 lapis beads, with a crystal in between each bead.
Step 2:
Center the bead link on the piece of microsuede (whichever length you choose- I used a 6.5" piece). Wrap a piece of wire through the loop of the bead link and wrap it around the suede a few times until secure. Repeat with the other loop.
Step 3:
Wrap a piece of wire a few times around on between each bead as well.
Step 4:
To finish the bracelet, fold over the end of the suede to make a small loop. Wrap a piece of wire a few times around the suede to secure the loop. Slide a jump ring (or make a loop with a piece of wire) through the loop, and attach a lobster clasp.

Buy Products from this Design

Lapis Barrel 9-10x6mm BACK IN STOCK!
15-16" strand $8.95
½ strand (loose) $4.95

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15-16" strand $14.90
½ strand (loose) $7.95

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  1. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I really like how you wrapped the small Tourmaline beads to the suede–nice technique This is a great look. :)

  2. kye
    kye says:

    These are so cool. What a wonderful design!

  3. DB
    DB says:

    Very nice. I am going to try this one!

  4. tomasina
    tomasina says:

    New & different!

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    I love these bracelets! They look comfortable to wear as well as up-to-date.

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    mammakett says:

    Great idea, so easy to make Thanks for sharing your designs. Cool, stackable bracelets.

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    Fresh Baked says:

    I love all things leather! And the fact that these can be worn stacked is a big bonus.

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