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Monday, February 1, 2016

Leather Cord and Bead Bracelet

I love this combination of leather cord, wire and colorful beads. I love the earthy tones with a pop of spring colors and silver accents. I've admired this style of bracelet for a while. Finally it was time to give it a try.

Leather Cord and Bead Bracelet

How to Make a Leather Cord and Bead Bracelet

You will need:
leather cord {courtesy of Cousin Corporation}
8mm beads {I used these faceted beads from Panda Hall}
26 g wire
4mm beads

Leather Cord and Bead Bracelet
1 - Cut a piece of cord 20" long.

 2 - Fold in half and tie a knot at the folded end leaving room for a loop.

3 - Wrap wire 6 times around both strands of leather starting at the knot. Run wire along the bottom for 1 inch. Wrap wire 6 more times, run wire along bottom for 1 inch, Wrap wire 6 more times.

4 - Add the beads: insert a small 4mm bead and a large 8mm bead between the cords. Wrap 3 times around top cord and then 3 times around bottom cord. Add another large bead. Repeat process with 4 remaining large beads and end with a small bead.

5 - Wrap wire 6 times around both strands of leather, then run wire under 1 inch. Repeat 2 more times.

6 - Trim cord ends to be equal and connect with a ribbon end. Add a toggle to the ribbon end with a jump ring.

Leather Cord and Bead Bracelet
What do you think?  What jewelry have you made lately?

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