Cup Chain Leather Wrap How-to

Posted by John Woodson on 2/8/2016 to Kit Instructions
Materials Included
  • 16" of 2.5mm Leather
  • 37 x 13mm snap clasp half round
  • 6 1/2" of cup chain (20 stones)
  • 1 yard of 1.2mm knotting cord

Additional Supplies

  • Clip board & binder clip
  • Super New Glue
  • Scissors
  • Nipper Tool (for cutting your cup chain)


STEP 1

Cut your leather in half (so that you have two 7 inch pieces). Place 3 drops of glue into one half of your clasp. Put crystal in, and then one piece of leather on each side. Let dry for about 10 minutes.

Secure it on your clip board to ease your bracelet making process.

STEP 2

Take your 1.2mm knotting cord and make it equal under the 1st space between the crystal chatons. Tie an overhand knot, making sure knotting cord is centered with equal parts of cord on both sides.

STEP 3

Take your right cord under your right leather and pull up.

Step 4

Take your left leather cord under your left leather and pull up.

Step 5

Make an "X" over your crystal center.

STEP 6

Take your right cord under your right leather and chain, making sure not to take your cord under or over your left leather.

Step 7

Take your left cord under your left leather and chain, making sure not to take it over or under your right leather.

Step 8

Pull both cords in place and make an "X" under the chain.

Step 9

Then making an x over the chain

Repeat Steps 3 to 9 until you've reached desired length. (7 times for a 7" bracelet)

Unclip Your bracelet, and measure it around your wrist. If you need to shorten the bracelet take your patterns back as needed.

Once your desired size is reached tie an over hand knot.

Then once more to secure it.

If you needed to shorten the bracelet you can do so by cutting in between the chatons. Make sure you leave at least one extra chaton to be glued into your clasp.

Cut your excess leather off (up to the end of your chaton)

You will now place 3 drops of glue in your clasp and place your cup chain and leather inside.





Now to end off your bracelet you will cut your excess knotting cord and glue or melt it to secure your knot.

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Posted by Johnnie on 1/31/2014 to New Kits

Our latest design project is going to show you a new way to work with 1.5mm leather cord. This bracelet combines 1.5mm leather with 5.7mm Rollo Chain to form the base of the design. Connecting your toggle just takes a couple of jump rings, and you have a bracelet.

Materials Needed
  • 2 5.5mm Jump Rings
  • 2 7mm Jump Rings
  • 1 Toggle
  • 24 inches of 5.7mm Rollo Chain
  • 4 Feet of 1.5mm Leather Cord
View Kit (All materials needed are included in our kits)
Tools and Supplies Needed
  • Nipper Tool
  • Super New Glue
  • Bent Nose Pliers
  • Clip Board (Makes life easier)

This project can easily be completed by a beginner with the right tools. Our only suggestion is that you've had experience opening and closing jump rings. Once you've got that down, the rest starts to fall in place pretty easy. I should probably also mention that if you haven't worked with super new glue before, a little bit goes a long way.... lets get started.

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Posted by Johnnie on 1/17/2014 to Classes

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Posted by Johnnie on 1/8/2014 to Design Ideas
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While our jewelry kits usually only come in a limited amount of colors, this guide will give you all the links to the products you need to design this product in a wide array of color option. Follow the step by step guide below to start creating your own Rock Candy Leather Wraps today.

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