# Simple Leather Bracelet

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Well..

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.

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## Step 1: Materials and Tools

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

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

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

## Step 4: Decoration

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!

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

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## 27 Discussions

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

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!

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

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 :)

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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!

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! ;)

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