DIY -Crystal Chain Leather Wrap
January 30, 2013 Leave a comment
6 5/8″ 3mm Leather Cord
13″ Crystal Studded Chain, cut in half (Silver is now in stock!)
3 Yards Chinese Knotting Cord
1 Pair 3mm Fold Over Crimps
1 Magnetic Clasp
2 4mm 18 gauge Jump Rings
Secure The Fold Over Crimp To The Leather & Cord
Step 1: Position one end of the leather and the knotting cord into a fold-over crimp. Using chain nose pliers, crimp one side of the cord end inward, against the cording materials. Crimp down the second side so that it folds over the first side, securing the cord in place.
Step 2: Tie the knotting cord, using a half hitch knot, around the leather to secure the position of the cord.
Wrapping The Chain To The Leather & Finishing
Step 4: Position the two lengths of chain against the sides of the leather.
Step 5: While holding the chain in place, wrap the cord around the leather so that it rests in the space between two crystal chain links.
Step 6: Continue wrapping the cord around the leather catching the space in between the chain links. Wrap until the desired length is achieved. TIP: The chain will naturally twist around the leather as you continue wrapping the knotting cord around it.
Step 7: After wrapping around the final chain links, wind the knotting cord around the leather 3 times. Secure the cord in place by tying a half hitch knot around the leather.
Step 8: Cut the leather down so that it measures approximately 1/4″ in length (enough to fit inside the fold over crimp).
Step 9: Position the end of the leather and the knotting cord into a fold-over crimp. Using chain nose pliers, crimp one side of the cord end inward, against the cording materials. Crimp down the second side so that it folds over the first side, securing the cord in place.
Step 12: Wear and enjoy!!
Designer notes: The measurements used in this tutorial makes a bracelet that measures 7 1/4″. The crystal chain can be scratchy if worn too close to the wrist. Ideally the finished length should be at least 1 inch larger than the wrist. I used a magnetic clasp for ease of wear. I just love being able to slap these bracelets on and off. But beware, if you like the look of multiple bracelets worn together, magnetic clasps are attracted to one another.