Studded Leather Bracelet Guide

Posted by Johnnie on 9/30/2012 to Bead School


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Bracelet Materials Needed

  • 1 Yard of 2mm Natural Leather Cord
  • 3 Yard of 1.5mm Natural Leather Cord
  • 1 Swarovski Trapeze Button (3052)
  • 30 - 4mm Sterling Silver Multi-Cut Rounds (1.5mm Hole)
  • 2 - 6mm Multi Cut Rounds (1.8mm Hole)

Tools and Supplies Needed

  • GS Hypo Cement
  • Clip Board
  • Nipper Tool
  • Needle or Bent Nose Pliers
  • Binder Clips (2)

Preparation

Make sure to nip the ends of your 1.5mm leath cord on an angle to make loading your 4mm Beads easier.

Instructions

Step 1
Take your 2mm Leather cord, and slide on your button. Center your button, and clip to your clipboard.


Step 2
Take your 3 yards of 1.5mm leather cord, and center it under your 2mm center cords.

Step 3
Start a shamballa knot
  • Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords, and under your left 1.5mm cord.
  • Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the right side
  • Pull both cords tightly
  • Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords, and under your right 1.5mm cord.
  • Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the left side
  • Pull both cords tightly

Step 4
Load a 4mm Sterling Silver Multi cut round onto your right 1.5mm knotting cord.
  • Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords, and under your left 1.5mm cord.
  • Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the right side
  • Center your Multi-Cut Round on to of your center cords and tighten slowly, adjust your bead as toy pull
  • Take your left 1.5mm knotting cord over your center 2mm cords, and under your right 1.5mm cord.
  • Take your right 1.5mm knotting cord under your center 2mm cords and up through the loop on the left side
  • Pull both cords tightly


Step 5
Repeat step 4 until you've used all 30 4mm Sterling Silver Multi-Cut Beads (or until you've reached your desired length)

Step 6
Clip off your excess 1.5mm cord on each side, leaving just about 3/4" (you will need the excess cord)

Step 7
Take one of your extra pieces of 1.5mm cord, and center it un your 2mm center cord. Take your right 1.5mm cord, and wrap it under your 2 mm cords 3 times (leavinging loose). Slide your 3 loops up towards your last shamballa knot.

Step 8
Take the bottom excess cord, and thread it up through your 3 loops. Take the excess top cord, and thread it down through your 3 loops. Pull Tight. (refer to picture).

Step 9
Making your button hole. Measure down your cord roughly 1", and repeat steps 7 and 8 with your other extra piece of 1.5mm knotting cord.

Step 10
Unclip your binder clip, and load your 2 6mm Sterling Silver Multi Cut Beads, and on the ends of each of your 2mm leather cords. Make a knot where you'd like your embelishment beads to sit.


Apply Hypo cement to all the extra leather cord tails where we've knotted. Let dry for at least 5 minutes. Go back and clip off all extra leather. Let sit for and hour, and then wear.


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