I really like combining different materials and techniques in my crafting. These bracelets incorporate three beautiful textures (leather, cork and metal) in an unconventional way.
The bracelet is made by lacing metallic leather cord through a strip of cork, almost like an embroidery stitch. Don't be intimidated, though. The stitch is deceptively simple once you get the hang of it.
Many thanks to Endless Leather for providing the round leather cord, cork cord and jewelry findings for this tutorial.
- 10 mm wide cork cord (natural/silver)
- 2 m - 1 mm diameter round leather cord (cranberry)
- 10 mm wide toggle
- 1/8 inch circle unch
- G-S Hypo Cement
DirectionsUse a scissors to cut the cork cord to 6 inches long. The toggle will add about 2 inches to the bracelet so the finished piece is about 8 inches around. (If you have very narrow or wide wrists you can subtract or add 1/2 inch to the length of the cork strip.)
On to the lacing part. You need 1 meter of the round leather cord for the first part.
I taped one end of my cork and cord to the table so it wouldn't wiggle around while I took pictures. You probably won't need to tape your work down.
Now you are going to do the same thing with a second piece of cord.
Your bracelet is ready to wear!
If you really want to get fancy, instead of using a single color of leather cord, you can alternate two different colors.