Braided Leather Bracelet DIY




About: Hi! My name is Luka and I come from Europe/Slovenia.I like designing and working with leather.That`s why I make bracelets,cause it incorporates both.

I will show you how to make a simple,yet beautiful braided bracelet from an old belt without using any special tools,just some you can find at home or almost any local store.Here is what it should look like when we are done.

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Step 1:

So to get started here`s what you`ll need:
An old leather belt,a sharp knife and a short piece of rope.

Step 2:

First cut the belt as shown in the picture above.About 9 inches (23cm) in length and about 8/10 of an inch (2cm) in width.The bottom picture is showing what you should get.

Step 3:

Next cut the strip lengthwise twice  about 1/2 an inch (1,2cm) from the top going all the way through,dividing the strip into 3 equal bands .

Step 4:

Now you are ready to start braiding.First separate the bands.Then Take the LEFT one and put it OVER the MIDDLE one.So the left one is now the middle one and middle one is the left one.Then take the RIGHT one and put it OVER the MIDDLE one.The bottom picture is showing what you should get.

Step 5:

Now just keep going: LEFT OVER MIDDLE, RIGHT OVER MIDDLE.......until you reach the end.
When you reach the end tie a strong knot with a piece of rope.

Step 6:

Then tie a second knot about an inch (2,5cm)  away from the first one.This is the first part of your closing mechanism.

Step 7:

At the other end cut a small triangular hole so that the second knot will fit through tightly.This is the second part of your closing mechanism.Almost there:)

Step 8:

Now just put the string and the second knot through the hole you`we  just made and you are done!

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    19 Discussions


    2 years ago

    i am very sorry but it did not work turns out this is not that easy at least for me dissapointed:( :( :(

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    Reply 2 years ago

    by the way because of this my mom got mad as i said it whould work so i got a beating :(


    3 years ago

    that was easy


    5 years ago on Introduction

    cool! i have an old leather belt and now i know what to do with it:)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I once had a bracelet like this one, but the strip was intact on both ends. I tried for the longest time to figure out how it was done. Finally, i figured it out! one end is twisted and inserted through the strands to make the braid without fully cutting one end into the strips.

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    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    You're right. It can be done with both ends intact, but if you do it in that manner the braid isn't so tight.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I didn't think about that. I was just musing to myself that this braid looked so neat and tight.