18 July 2013

DIY: EASY Leather Wrap Charm Bracelets

It's DIY time! I don't remember the last time I did a diy post, so I thought I'd do one tonight. It's a super easy cord-wrap-charm-bracelet type jewelry.

What I used:

I've linked where you can get the supplies, but you can use whatever materials you want to create a similar bracelet. This style is easily changed and customizable. For instance, you can use ribbon instead of cord, and you won't need the end caps - you could just tie it closed. It's totally up to you what you want to do with it. Just make sure your components fit together - a 2mm cord will need a 2mm hole in the end cap. 

First way - Charms slide around freely.
I used 2mm leather cord, but you can use whatever you wish - pleather cord, ribbon, string, etc. I wrapped some cord around my wrist a few times for that wrapped look, and then cut through it with scissors. On one end of the cord, I attached one end of the end cap. Next, I attached some charms to jump rings so that they face forward properly instead of just hanging the charm on its own, then I strung them on the black cord. I closed off the other end with the other half of the end cap.

Second way - Charms are knotted into place. 
I used to same kind of cord, but in white this time. I attached the end cap just the same and roughly divided the cord into sections by folding in half, creasing, and then folding in half again and creasing. This way, I could roughly eye where I wanted my charms to be. I tied a knot, slid the charm on, and then tied another knot after the charm. I did this 3 times for my 3 charms. Then I closed off the end with the other half of the end cap.

The finished bracelets.

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