If you choose to use the leather stones, check my instructable and prepare them first.
Step 1: Leather heart bracelet with inlaid leather stones
Marble or stone slab
Dividers or calipers
Seeder tool S100
Leather punch 1/2 inch
Break away knife
Sponge with bowl of water
Sheep wool or soft cloth
Snap and snap setter
Note: I failed to download this picture and had to redo the set up. The leather strips are not cut to size in this picture.
Step 2: Leather heart bracelet with inlaid leather stones
1 piece 3/4 ounce carving leather 2 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches long
1 piece of 3/4 ounce carving leather 2 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long
3 Leather stones or stones of your choice
Pattern I used a heart shaped concho as a pattern
Neat lac spray
Step 3: Leather Heart Bracelet with inlaid leather stones
Take the smaller piece of leather and cover the back with masking tape. This will keep the leather from stretching while carving.
Using the ruler find the center of the strip of leather, of both the length and the width. Mark this spot with the modeling tool. Near each end of the strip measure 3/4 inch down from the top and up from the bottom and mark these spots with the modeling tool.