Gunmetal Chain Thread-Wrapped Brown Leather Bracelet
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueKnots & Macrame
Approximate Size7 1/4 Inches
For this design, thread wrapping acts as both the decoration and the method for holding the ball chain to the leather.
Discover new ways to decorate simple leather bracelets Cynthia used Miyuki crochet thread to wrap a length of ball chain to the surface of this bracelet. The result is a textured look full of fashion Find more thread wrapping ideas in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Cut a length of Regaliz 5mm burgundy and black flat leather to the size desired for a bracelet. Glue the Regaliz 9x2.7mm antique silver-plated pewter plain magnetic clasp set onto each end of the leather and allow to dry.
Cut a length of 2.3mm gunmetal steel ball chain to fit on top of the bracelet, leaving some space near each end of the bracelet. Set aside for now.
Tie the Miyuki pebble stone bead crochet thread around the bracelet, near the clasp. Wrap it around the leather several times. Start to lay your ball chain onto the leather and then wrap the thread around the space between the first two balls on the chain. Wrap several times around this space and then wrap around the next space in the chain. Continue until you reach the end of the ball chain.
Wrap several times around the end of the bracelet until you are close to the clasp. Use a needle to weave the tail of the thread into the wraps. Secure and trim. Use a dab of glue for extra security. To secure the tail where you started your thread wrapping on the other side of the bracelet, use a needle to weave the tail back into the wraps. Secure and trim, using a dab of glue for extra security.
List of Components: Regaliz 5mm Burgundy and Black Flat Leather by the Inch (REGALIZ-L44, qty 8) 2.3mm Gunmetal Steel Ball Chain (BTF-0169, qty 1) Miyuki Pebble Stone Bead Crochet Thread (SUP-0096, qty 1) Regaliz 9x2.7mm Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Plain Magnetic Clasp Set (REGALIZ-C10, qty 1)
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