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American Style

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American Style Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

These two bracelets pair sweet flower beads with trendy leather for a youthful effect. Designer Cheri gathered inspiration from the summertime seasons of her childhood and created designs that transported her back to simpler times. Make these bracelets for yourself and feel that American summer style call to you!

Thin Bracelet


Step one:
You are going to start by punching holes in the 9x.5-inch tan leather bracelet. We have created a PDF template of where to punch the holes for this bracelet. Simply print the template out, place it over your bracelet and punch the holes accordingly. For more help with using a hole punch, please see our Handy Tip.

Step two:
Cut one yard of The BeadSmith Super-Lon bead cord. Thread it down through hole 1 in your bracelet, leaving half of the yard as a tail. You can tape the tail in place to keep it from moving. Follow the thread path outlined in our template to start decorating your bracelet. It will start by going up through hole 2 and then down through hole 3 to create a diagonal line. Then the thread will go back up through hole 2 and back down through hole 3 (Please note that we are creating only the first half of the criss cross pattern. We will create the other half in step four).

Step three:
Take your thread up through hole 5. Once you go through this hole, add a C-Koop Beads small 5 petal sapphire enameled copper flower bead to your thread, followed by a Swarovksi 4mm round pearl in Ivory. Take your thread back through the flower and down through hole 5. Continue the pattern from the template until you reach the end of the bracelet.

Step four:
Now you are going to use your tail to cross over the design. Follow the same pattern from the template, only go through the opposite holes in the set of four holes. Instead of taking your thread through hole 5 for the flowers, just weave it through the two threads coming out of the hole on the back side of the bracelet in order to get to the next set of four holes. Continue this pattern until you reach the end of the bracelet.

Step five:
Tie the two ends together in a square knot and secure with adhesive. Tie another knot and add more adhesive. Tuck the loose ends in and trim.

Wide Bracelet


Step one:
Install snap fasteners to the ends of the 9x1-inch white leather bracelet using the Tandy Leather Easy to Do line 24 snaps and setter. Check out our Handy Tip for more information on how to set snaps in leather.

Step two:
Punch three sets of two holes close together in the center of the bracelet. Each set of two should be about 3/4 of an inch apart.

Step three:
Use the Griffin bead cord in jade green to add a C-Koop Beads lime green enameled copper leaf charm to the center set of two holes. Loop the thread around the holes and add another leaf charm so that it points out in the opposite direction of the first leaf charm. Loop the thread around again and add a C-Koop Beads large 5 petal mustard enameled copper flower bead followed by a C-Koop Beads small 5 petal lime green enameled copper flower bead and a Swarovski 8mm crystal globe bead in Crystal. Take your thread back down through the two flower beads and the holes. Secure by knotting the thread between the leather and the flower. You can secure the thread with adhesive if desired.

Step four:
Use the bead cord to add a leaf charm to the left set of two holes. Loop the thread around the two holes and knot it on the top side of the bracelet. Add a C-Koop Beads medium 5 petal pink enameled copper flower bead, followed by a crystal globe bead. Take the thread back down through the flower and one of the holes and then back up through the other hole. Secure the design by knotting the thread between the leather and the flower.

Step five:
Repeat step four to create a flower design on the last set of two holes.
Approximate Size: 1 Hour
Estimated Time:Beginner
Difficulty Level:Done

Tools & Supplies:
The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Fall Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX111)
Tandy Leather Craftool Pro Rotary Leather Punch (TOOL-0056)
Bead Reamer (TOOL-110)
Knotting Tweezers (TOOL-112)
GS Hypo Fabric Cement (GS-HYPO-F)
Tandy Leather Easy to Do Line 24 Snaps and Setter (TOOL-0060)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
List of Components:
9x.5-Inch Tan Leather Bracelet (BRAC-0046, qty 1)
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Sapphire Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0844, qty 7)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Ivory (5810-IVO4, qty 7)
9x1-Inch White Leather Bracelet No Snaps (BRAC-0051, qty 1)
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Lime Green Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0843, qty 1)
C-Koop Beads Medium 5 Petal Pink Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0848, qty 2)
C-Koop Beads Large 5 Petal Mustard Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0851, qty 1)
C-Koop Beads Lime Green Enameled Copper Leaf Charm (CHARM-0315, qty 4)
Druk Bead 8mm Crystal Cream Pearl Coat (25pc Pack) (DRUKS-PL-CRE8, qty 1)
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 1 (0.35mm) Jade Green (GSILK1JD, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
9x.5-Inch Natural Leather Bracelet (BRAC-0045)
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round White Alabaster (5000-WHAB4)
The BeadSmith Super-Lon Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea. (SLON-MIX08)
C-Koop Beads Large 5 Petal Russet Brown Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0849)
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Red Enameled Copper Flower Bead (BEAD-0845)
C-Koop Beads Olive Green Enameled Copper Leaf Charm (CHARM-0316)
9x1-Inch Natural Leather Bracelet (BRAC-0049)
Swarovski 5028 8mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal (5028-CRY8)
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 1 (0.35mm) White (GSILK1WH)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

9 x 0.5-Inch Tan Leather Bracelet
Code: BRAC-0046
Length 9 Inch, Width .5 Inch, Depth 2mm 
1-45-910+
$3.11$2.88$2.67
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Sapphire Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0844
Length 12mm, Width 12.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $3.94
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Ivory
Code: 5810-IVO4
Length 4mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
9x1-Inch White Leather Bracelet No Snaps
Code: BRAC-0051
Length 9 Inch, Width 1 Inch, Depth 1.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.21$2.97$2.75
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Lime Green Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0843
Length 12mm, Width 12.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
Price: $3.94
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Medium 5 Petal Pink Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0848
Length 15mm, Width 15mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-34-78+
$5.75$5.35$4.97
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Large 5 Petal Mustard Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0851
Length 21.5mm, Width 22-22.5mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
1-23-56+
$8.21$7.65$7.13
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Lime Green Enameled Copper Leaf Charm
Code: CHARM-0315
Length With Bail/Loop 19.5-20mm, Width 14.5mm, Hole Size 1mm 
1-45-910+
$3.61$3.35$3.11
Qty>
Druk Bead 8mm Crystal Cream Pearl Coat (25pc Pack)
Code: DRUKS-PL-CRE8
Length 8mm, Diameter 8mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-56-1112+
$2.15$1.98$1.83
Qty>
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 1 (0.35mm) Jade Green
Code: GSILK1JD
Diameter .35mm, Length 2 meters 
1-910-1920+
$1.59$1.49$1.39
Qty>
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Fall Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX11
Approx. 77 yards 
Price: $30.49
Qty>

Alternate Components

9 x 0.5-Inch Natural Leather Bracelet
Code: BRAC-0045
Length 9 Inch, Width .5 Inch, Depth 2mm 
1-45-910+
$3.11$2.88$2.67
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round White Alabaster
Code: 5000-WHAB4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.33$0.30$0.27
Qty>
The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Winter Mix - 12 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX08
Approx. 77 yards 
Price: $30.49
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Large 5 Petal Russet Brown Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0849
Length 22mm, Width 22-23mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
Sale Price: $5.74
Price: $8.21
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Small 5 Petal Red Enameled Copper Flower Bead
Code: BEAD-0845
Length 12mm, Width 12.5mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-45-910+
$3.61$3.35$3.11
Qty>
C-Koop Beads Olive Green Enameled Copper Leaf Charm
Code: CHARM-0316
Length With Bail/Loop 19.5mm, Width 14.5-15mm, Hole Size 1mm 
Price: $3.94
Qty>
9 x 1-Inch Natural Leather Bracelet
Code: BRAC-0049
Length 9 Inch, Width 1 Inch, Depth 1.5mm 
1-34-78+
$4.25$3.95$3.66
Qty>
Swarovski 5028 8mm Crystal Globe Bead Crystal
Code: 5028-CRY8
Diameter 8mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.34$0.31$0.28
Qty>
Griffin Bead Cord 100% Silk - No. 1 (0.35mm) White
Code: GSILK1WH
Diameter .35mm, Length 2 meters 
1-910-1920+
$1.59$1.49$1.39
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Tandy Leather Craftool Pro Rotary Leather Punch
Code: TOOL-0056
Price: $59.99
Qty>
Bead Reamer
Code: TOOL-110
Price: $17.64
Qty>
Knotting Tweezers
Code: TOOL-112
4.5 Inches 
Price: $4.28
Qty>
GS Hypo Fabric Cement
Code: GS-HYPO-F
1/3 fl oz 
1-34-78+
$5.68$5.28$4.91
Qty>
Tandy Leather Easy to Do Line 24 Snaps and Setter
Code: TOOL-0060
Price: $9.99
Qty>
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10-Inch Wood Handle
Code: TOOL-0011
Price: $4.68
Qty>



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