how to braid a leather bracelet?
Leather braiding is an ancient art form that looks amazing and is easier than it may seem. There are several techniques for how to braid a leather bracelet, including the traditional 3 strand braid, the trick braid, and the 4 strand braid. See Step 1 for a tutorial on how to complete each method easily and quickly.
Cut a 1 inch wide leather strip. Determine the length of braid you need and add 1/3 more material to that measurement before cutting.
Make 2 parallel slices down the middle of the strip, but don’t cut the very ends.Your strip of leather should be divided into 3 equal parts. For the following steps, the individual strands will be referred to as 1,2, and 3 from left to right.
Grab the lower end of the strip and bring it up and toward you. Pass it between strands 2 and 3. Pull the end of the strip down from the other side so that it is back in its original position.
Pass strand 1 over strand 2 starting at the top of the leather strip. Insert strand 1 into the slit between strands 2 and 3.
Move strand 3 over strand 1. The top of your strip should now resemble a woman crossing her legs as she sits.
Pass strand 2 over strand 3. There should now be a gap between strands 2 and 3 at the bottom of the braid.
Bring the lower end of the strip up and toward you again. Loop it through the gap between strands 2 and 3 and pull it back down.
Repeat steps 4-6 for braiding the individual strands. Make sure you pass the lower end of the strip through strands 2 and 3 to complete the braiding cycle, as demonstrated in step 7.