Leather Bracelets

Leather Bracelets

Leather bracelets have been around for thousands of years with ancient Greek and Roman soldiers using them as arm cuffs for decoration and protection nowadays these chunky pieces of jewelry form unusual fashion accessories with each handcrafted piece and original that allows the wearer to express their own personal style fitting like a calf these substantial bracelets are designed to draw attention to the wrist or complement a favorite outfit and I must say they do go very well with my corduroys making one starts with a strip of stainless steel that will serve as the bracelets base this is bent into a round shape and the gap is carefully closed this bracelet is designed to be large with a loose fit a collection of leather pieces will be used to construct the bracelet.

Around the metal frame a piece is selected to cover the inside of the bracelet the outline is traced onto paper to create a pattern which is cut out and stuck on to the leather the leather is then carefully cut to the same shape the paper pattern is then removed and the textile glue is applied to the back of the leather the leather is then inserted glue sight down into the steel bracelet form applying pressure helps ensure a strong bond for the bracelets out of materials there are many colorful options from dyed leathers to luminous semi-precious stones for this bracelet a quartz tone and a piece of fish-scale leather.

Have been chosen the tanned fish skin is both decorative and heart wearing the leather is cut to size using a paper template of the exterior of the steel base a quick check is made to ensure that it will be a good fit glue is now applied to the back of the courts before the stone is positioned in the center of the leather the glue holds the stone in place while a beaded surround is stitched into the leather it’s a permanently secured it beading needles are required for this precise work the heads of which are narrow enough to pass through the tiny beads the beading cord is made of tough polyethylene the beads are arranged in piles on a fleece like mat which will prevent them from rolling away the first three rows are constructed from silver beads two millimeters in diameter the beading is stitched into.

Position flush with the quartz stone in addition to securing the stone the beaded surround also adds to the aesthetics of the bracelet once the silver beads are in place an additional layer of glass beads is added 1.7 millimeters in diameter they’re smaller and trickier to work with the thread is looped through the eyelets of the beads four times this forms a tight band around the stone a strong glue is now applied to the exterior of the bracelet steel base the next decorative element black lace is now glued to the base so that the flowery border of bangs blue is now applied to the back of the fish lover this layer is then wrapped around the lace covered base with pressure again applied to ensure a strong bond more silver beads are then stitched around the edges to join the two leather pieces and fully encase the steel base the beaded stitching matches the quartz stone surround for another decorative touch and with that the bracelet is ready to add something new to someone’s jewelry collection right wash it away with this one.