Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tutorial for an Easy Peasy Cuff Bracelet

Hello, Oh how I love cuff bracelets, I actually feel undressed if I am not wearing some type of bracelet.  I made this great bracelet it took only 15 minutes or so.  I love that the beads can unhook and you can change it to a totally new look quickly.

Tools & Supplies:

Leather cuff
Micro Screws and Nuts
Decorative Ends
2 Large Jump Rings
2 Smaller Jump Rings
1 Elli Bead 
2 Lobster Claws
Leather Punch
Small Screw Driver
Wire Cutters
The layout

Take the leather bracelet and measure from each end 2 1/2 inches this is where the holes will be punched to screw in the Decorative Ends.  Punch a tiny hole with the leather punch and then screw the decorative ends to the leather using micro screws and nuts.  If the ends are too long they can be cut with wire cutters and filed smooth with a file.  

Attach a small jump ring to the single end of the decorative end and attach a lobster claw, repeat on other side.  

Take Elli bead and attach one large jump ring to each end.  The bead will feel loose on the leather when layed flat but will be snug with the bracelet is snapped.  If you use another size bead be sure and measure the middle and attach all hardware and hold up to the snapped cuff to help determine where the decorative ends should be attached.

Here you can see the microw screws and nuts through the leather back

Finished Piece
To complete bracelet just attach the lobster claws to the jumprings on each side of the bead.

Front view

Next I changed the bead to one of the Boho Flower beads and I have a totally new look.

Another great cuff design using my pottery cuff beads.  The lovely bracelet below was designed by Brenda her Etsy shop is Beaded River Jewelry.  She makes beautiful bracelets with beads and leather woven together. I just love the mix of pottery and leather.  I appreciate her allowing me to share these great photos with you.  If you have a design that you have made using my beads I would love to show them off on the blog, so please share photos soon you can send them in a Convo on Etsy.
Enjoy! Cindy

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