how to make beaded leather wrap bracelets?
Beaded leather wrap bracelet is more and more popular around the world,so we can learn to how to make beaded leather wrap bracelets especially in the USA country for many youths and sale to them.
The materials need:
- 4-6mm round beads We used gemstone beads, but glass, crystal beads or pearls would also be lovely. The number you need depends on how many times you want to wrap the bracelet around your wrist. Larger beads work too – but they will start getting heavy on multiple-wrap styles. All the bracelets pictured in this post use 6mm. Our new wrapped bracelet kits use 4mm beads. <–The kits are great, because once you make your first bracelet, you’ll have plenty of thread and needles left over with which to make many more!
- Leather cord Our examples use Greek leather. Both the 1.5mm and 2mm worked great.
- Thread Needs to be sturdy and able to pass (doubled) through your beads twice. Pick a color that matches your leather or that provides a pretty contrast. We used earth assortment). We now have tubes with all black or all brown bobbins available too!
- Button or bead for the clasp. Rings & Things has some pretty buttons from TierraCast.
- Required tools: needle (size 12 is a good general choice), scissors, work surface with clips or clothespins.
- Optional tools: needle threader, thread conditioner, glue (GS Hypo Cement, Bead Fix or other fabric-friendly adhesive for extra security on your knots).
Process of how to make beaded leather wrap bracelets:
1,Choose your bracelet length and cut your leather.
2,Cut a long piece of thread (10-12 feet) and thread your needle. Knot the end of the threads.
3,Holding the thread by the knot, let the needle fall to the ground so it is centered on the thread. Fold your piece of leather in half, leaving a loop large enough for your button to fit through. Holding the knot-end of the thread with the leather, tie an overhand knot so that your thread and leather are now connected.
4,Using binder clips or clothespins, attach your loop to the top of a piece of cardboard.
5,Now you are ready to start adding beads. After your thread has passed UNDER the left leather, add a bead. Hold the bead between the two strands of leather, and stitch the thread OVER the right, back UNDER the right, THROUGH the bead hole again and OVER the left. Bring the thread UNDER the left and add another bead in the middle. Repeat many many times! Keep the beads pulled in snugly against the leather. Pay attention so that your stitches all face the same way. If your thread seems to snag a lot, use a bit of thread conditioner or beeswax on it.