I saw these bracelets here first of all, and they sparked my curiosity and creative nature. A little bit of rummaging around online, and I found a store that supplied most of what I needed.
You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :
- 44 inches/112cm of 1.5mm leather cord
- 12 inches/30cm of brass ball chain or crystal chain
- 58 inches/150cm of waxed linen cord
- a 1/4″ brass hex nut – I used a Pandora bead which didn’t work on the rest of my bracelet, and you could use anything of the right size.
- a pair of scissors
- Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. The loop should fit around the hex nut/bead, (whatever serves as the clasp).
- Run the tip of the waxed linen upwards along the leather cord and towards the loop. Then wrap around the base of the loop at least 5-6 times, working downwards in the opposite direction. This secures the waxed linen cord and is the start of the bracelet.
- Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Holding the ball chain against the leather cord, wrap the linen around tightly.
- Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist.
- When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Tie a knot with all three strands.
- Thread the hex nut/bead through the strands and tie a second knot.
- Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!!
- The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. My next step will be a single or triple wrapped bracelet (for these divide the measurements by 2 and multiply by accordingly). If I can find any, I’m also going to try with with crystal and other types of chain.