Monday, May 21, 2012

Easy Peasy Leather and Lampwork Beads Knotted Bracelet Free Tutorial

I love the lacey look of this bracelet!
Bracelets like these  are fun to wear, and simple to make.
Here's how you do it!

1 large button with a shank or holes in the center.
The shank and holes must be able to have a 2mm piece of leather pass through the holes.
54 inches of 2mm leather.
Choose any color you like.
14 - 16 glass beads with 2mm holes.
Clear tacky glue


The leather should be 2mm.  Anything smaller would not be strong enough to wear this bracelet repeatedly.


1) Fold the leather cord in half and thread the leather through the button holes or shank.

Tie a knot behind the button.  Add a couple of drops of clear tacky glue.
Let dry for a couple of minutes.

Add a bead to each side of the leather.

Using your finger as a guide, insert your finger in the leather and tie a loose knot above your finger.

I used 14 - 16 beads per bracelet.

If you have a thicker wrist, be sure to cut your leather longer and have more beads available to use.

Try the bracelet  on your wrist after 12 beads.  If you need to add more beads, this is the time to do it.
After the last knot, leave a space so that the button will fit through.  Tie a knot on the other end of the opening.
Add some clear tacky glue to this knot.  
Trim the ends of the leather to a length that you like.
See, what I mean?
Easy Peasy!

Here are some more samples.

You can even make these long enough to be an ankle bracelet!
I love mine!!!

Let me see what you do with this tutorial!


The Beading Gem said...

Love this simple yet lovely tutorial! Just pinned it and will share on Facebook!

Diana - Charmed Baubles N Beads said...

This is a great project and the instructions are clear. Thank you for sharing it.
i was going to share a couple photos, but i dont' know how.

rosebud101 said...

Diana, are you on Facebook? You could send me photos there. My business page is Rosebud's Lampwork Beads.