I love them. You might have guessed that if you have seen this picture of me.
The more around my wrists the better...
There is just on little part I don't like too much and that is the closure. I haven't found or made one I really liked so far. And bracelets like to turn around and around - so - you have to like the closure too, because you will see it at times...
Even a sliding knot leaves me indecisive because of those dangling endings on both sides.
I like a simple knot best - I actually knot them secure right around my wrist and don't take them off at all for periods of time. They shower and bath with me, take ocean dips and do a lot household chores and they look better and better while they age...
(See my blog post about this tutorial at http://www.lebenslustiger.com/ )
Step 1: Leather Bracelet Tutorial - Step 1
Here is what you need and I got all these supplies at my local craftstore:
1.5mm leather string, elastic floss for beading, a big eye needle, 1-2 jump rings (best if you can get close ones), some beads you like, pliers, some not too small crimping beads and a kind of middle piece (optional!).
If you are going to use a sort of charm (the above floral pieces I'm going to use in these pictures are originally intended for those interchangeable ring systems, but i liked the design) start by threading your elastic thru that piece. If you don't use one, use a jump ring instead.