Green Leather, Cotton, and Beaded Stacking Bracelets
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueKnots & Macrame
Approximate Size5 3/4 - 7 Inches
The colors in these bracelets are so soothing and sweet. I added a bird charm (birds are my favorite!) to the beaded bracelet to hide the knot in the stretch cord.
When making bracelets to wear together, don't be afraid to try all kinds of materials. Cynthia made these bracelets using leather, cotton cord, and Czech glass fire-polished beads and Forget-Me-Not beads. These bracelets are fun to wear together or you could try wearing one alone. You can see more cute bracelet ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Center a TierraCast brass oxide pewter small Woodland bead, a Vintaj natural brass 11x3mm filigree tube bead, and another woodland bead on a length of Leather Cord USA .5mm turquoise round leather.
Slide both ends of the leather through the 8x4mm antique brass round string-on clasp with silicone grommet. Make sure the ends go through the clasp in opposite directions. You can also cut the ends of the leather at an angle to get them through the clasp more easily.
Add a spacer to each end of the leather. Knot the ends at the desired length and trim.
Add a TierraCast antique gold-plated pewter granulated bead to Beadalon Elasticity, followed by a five Czech glass 5mm opaque ivory travertine Forget-Me-Not flower beads, another granulated bead, and three fire-polished 4mm beads in opaque turquoise Picasso. Repeat this pattern six times and finish the pattern with a granulated bead.
Knot the ends of the stretch cord together and secure with glue. Allow to dry.
Attach the TierraCast antique gold-plated pewter fat bird charm over the top of the knot using a TierraCast gold-plated brass medium oval open jump ring.
Add a sterling silver 3mm roundel Smart Bead, a TierraCast antique silver small coiled ring spacer, a TierraCast antique silver Celtic large-hole bead, another spacer, and another Smart Bead to the center of a length of 2mm mint green cotton cord.
Cut the ends of the cord so that it is the desired length for a bracelet, keeping in mind the clasp will add about an inch of length. Add a JBB 2.5mm antique sterling silver crimp end cap with loop to each end of the bracelet.
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the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up
the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color
scheme—it’s up to you!