DIY -Turquoise & Wasp Leather Cuff

Turquoise + Wasp Leather Cuff

  

This simple to make cuff bracelet will make the perfect accessory with a summer dress or jeans and a tee shirt.   (can you tell I’m fantasizing about summer time already?)

To get started you will need:
Leather Blank (Baubles and Beads has these in store only, call for ordering info)
4mm round beads, I used turquoise beads here, but any material would work
C-Lon Thread in Gold
Brass Button, the button I chose has a shank on the back.  One with 2 or four holes would also work
Brass Wasp

Tools:
Hole Punch

Thread Snips

Awl

Super Glue

1.  Using the hole punch, punch holes on the edge of the leather about a centimeter apart. Be careful not to get too close to the edge!

2.  Cut approx. 1 yard of C-lon thread.  I like to put super glue on one inch of the thread to make it easier to pull through the leather (cheater needle!)

3.  Tie the C-lon in a square knot in the first hole in the leather.  Dab with super glue and cut the tail off.

*if your holes are too tight to pull the thread through easily then you can use your awl to widen them*

4.  Using a whip stitch, sew through the holes in the leather, sliding on a bead each time your thread is on the top on the leather.

         

Repeat until both sides of the leather are beaded.

5.  Now its time to add the button!  Using the hole punch, punch two holes on one end of the leather.  *be sure to check the sizing on your wrist before you decide where to place the button*

6.  Using the C-Lon thread, sew through the leather and button shank several times and then tie a knot on the back of the leather.  Dab the knot with super glue and trim tails.

7.  On the other side of the leather strip cut a button hole.  Use the hole punch to start your hole, then using the thread snips open the hole up just as large as it needs to be to fit over the button.

   

8.  To add the wasp, use hole punch and punch two holes, one in each wing.

9.  Place the wasp in the middle of the leather cuff and use an awl to mark where you will need to punch holes.  Then remove the wasp and punch out the holes.

   

    10.  Using C-lon, make a stitch through each hole and around the wasp’s body, tying knots in the back and securing with super glue before trimming extra thread.

 

done!!

About beadshopgirl
My name is BeadShopGirl and I'm a beadaholic. In the morning, in the afternoon and into the night I think about them, match them and even dream about them. And here I blog; all about beads.

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