Introduction: Simple Leather Bracelet

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I should be studying for my exams but it was sooo boring (differential equations and thermodynamics) so I decided to take a break and make something again!

And because I had some scrap leather I chose to make some simple leather bracelet.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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The only material I used is leather which I was cutting with a knife. I also used drill for making holes. And in the end I applied a polish.

Step 2: Design

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First step is to measure your wrist. I left some space here for the fastening.

Then make some sketches with dimensions.

I had to design it carefully because I had just a small piece of leather.

You can also sketch some ornamentation :)

Step 3: Cutting

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Now just cut the basic shape out of leather and make holes for string (I used drill).

Step 4: Decoration

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If you want too, you can make some decoration. I decided for a simple knot design.

I made it by pushing a blunt knife into the leather (as I don't have propper tools for leatherworking :D)

Step 5: Finish!

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And you're almost done!

You can polish your bracelet as I did, or just add a leather string and wear it! :)

I hope you like it and I'm going back to studying :D


Abdullah İkbalH made it! (author)2017-06-10

thats pretty awesome

i took the photo with my webcam thats why the photo is bad

The Μεchαnιsτ (author)2016-02-22

It looks awesome and was easy to make

watson121 (author)2015-04-06

its easy to make this thanks:)

dillon51819 (author)2014-10-14

I see you like the runes but there is an elder futhark translation to English. other than that I like the instructable,

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)2014-06-22

The bracelet looks awesome! will make one very soon :)

Eldalote (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2014-06-22

Thank you! Good luck ;) don't forget to share your work!

Muhaiminah Faiz (author)Eldalote2014-06-27

It didn't turn out to be as good as yours but enjoyed making it :) I used golden paint for decoration.

Eldalote (author)Muhaiminah Faiz2014-06-27

That's awesome! :O I like painted leather

lj1vukoder (author)2014-06-24

Thanks for the help! I will definitely try this out!

Eldalote (author)lj1vukoder2014-06-25

You are welcome ;) Good luck!

lj1vukoder (author)2014-06-24

Hello! Very nice instructable! I was wondering, though, if you could maybe clarify a bit on the design part. How do you exactly emboss the design of there? Could you use a butter knife? Thanks!

Eldalote (author)lj1vukoder2014-06-24

Thanks for a comment!

Well, I can try at least.

If you are handy enough you can do it with a butter knife ;) I have used my old blunt knife I bought a years ago in some store in Italy.

But I would prefer using a leatherworking tools (but I haven't any).

Just sketch a little your design and then start to pushing the knife (one of my friend once did with an opposite side of a spoon :D) into the leather. And that's it!

You can also soak the leather to soften it if it is too tough.

I hope, it helped a bit. If didn't, feel free to ask again, I'll try to make a better answer :D

steampunkpotato (author)2014-06-23


Eldalote (author)steampunkpotato2014-06-23

Thanks! :)

Darthorso (author)2014-06-23

There's a celtic festival (Fuochi di Taranis, translated "Fires of Taranis") near my house next weekend... THIS could fit perfectly for the occasion! :D

Thank you for sharing :)

Eldalote (author)Darthorso2014-06-23

You're welcome ;) good luck! Btw if you would like more celtic look you can get inspired by my celtic knot instructable ;)

Darthorso (author)Eldalote2014-06-23

Wow! Great pattern! what a pity it's not featured :(

I'm sure that if you made it with more steps it would have been a featured one, with no doubt!

Eldalote (author)Darthorso2014-06-23

Well, thanks :) But I really don't mind it isn't featured :D But you are right! Maybe I'll make a new and bigger instructable about knot drawing. Thanks for motivation bro! ;)

Darthorso (author)Eldalote2014-06-23

No problems man! Keep up your great works, they are awesome!

PetrichorXFi (author)2014-06-22

Looks good! I like the simplicity of the design.

Nice to see a design for men, often these will only be for women or for costplay

Eldalote (author)PetrichorXFi2014-06-22

Thanks a lot! I personally prefer wider bracelets, but I like this one too :)

This is great! Make sure you enter this in the leatherworking contest!

Thanks! :) I would love to, but I'm from Czech republic which isn't included in the rules :/

Eldalote (author)Eldalote2014-06-21

Isn't there any way, how could I enter?

doodlecraft (author)2014-06-20

This is beautiful! Great work! :)

Eldalote (author)doodlecraft2014-06-20

Thanks a lot! :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-06-20

Great! Love the little design :)

Thank you! :)

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