Popular Leather Wrap Bracelets combine leather cord, nylon beading thread, glass beads, and Czech glass buttons. Stone and metal beads work, too, for a more organic look. The trend is just as active as ever, so this is a great skill to have in your creative tool kit, and super beginner-friendly!
If you like to play with color, this is a nice small project for experimentation. If you don’t like the final look, you can re-use the button and beads in another project. The supplies are all relatively inexpensive, depending on the beads and buttons you select.
I like to get my colors set first, auditioning buttons, beads, leather, and thread until I like the combination. Shank buttons work best with this method. There are other methods that are compatible with other button styles. The buttons can be any size because you make the loop to fit your choice of button. The thread will show, so decide if you want it to blend in or make a color statement of its own.
(For an alternate technique that begins with the button rather than the loop, here’s a great tutorial from the Spruce. This version has two loops for adjusting size, great when you’re not sure of the wearer’s wrist size. With this method, you will have exposed ends of cord. Whether you start with the button or the loop, the process photos here are well worth a look for either method!)
If you feel ambitious, you can make a super-long bracelet to wrap two or more times around your wrist!
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