These bracelets are hitting the DIY and fashion worlds by storm! The best part? They’re incredibly easy to make. As soon as I’m finished with my midterms/projects/finals (why I severely dislike the quarter system), I’m definitely going to make a bunch of these for myself and my friends. This extremely helpful tutorial is brought to you by Erica at Honestly…WTF but I’ve reinterpreted it here for your convenience!
You will need:
- 44-55″* 1.5mm leather cord
- 12-15″* brass ball chain or crystal chain
- 58-72″* waxed linen cord (scroll down in link)
- 1/4″ brass hex nut (a large bead can work as well)
- a pair of scissors
- * lengths may vary due to wrist size
Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. The loop should fit around the hex nut, which serves as the clasp. Run the tip of the waxed linen upwards along the leather cord and towards the loop. Then wrap around the base of the loop at least 5-6 times, working downwards in the opposite direction. This secures the waxed linen cord and is the start of the bracelet.
Place the ball chain or crystal chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Holding the ball chain against the leather cord, wrap the linen around tightly.
Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist.
When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Tie a knot with all three strands.
Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot.
Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!
Thanks again to Erica from Honestly…WTF for this fantastic tutorial! I know I can’t wait to make these as I’m sure all of you can’t either!
Lizzy is a Merchandise Product Development major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising L.A. She is highly influenced by J. Crew, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors and hopes to one day be designing and marketing fantastic fashions just like her icons.
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