Wednesday, September 18, 2013

DIY: Interlocking Leather Bracelet

For this craft, you can use scrap leather or thick fabric. If you're feeling trippy, you can also use paper! :P Here's a quick bracelet project that can be done in 30 minutes!

ONECut up a bunch of Figure-8 patterns. Make 1, and use it as a template for the others. When you cut the leather, fold it in half, to make each side the mirror image of the other. Cut out the center part with a cutter.

TWOSlip a Figure-8 onto one closed flap.

THREEContinue interlocking the Figure-8's to make a chain.

FOURThe only part when you need glue is when you're ready to close the chain.
Just glue the last  Figure-8, sandwiching the first Figure-8 of the series.
I use 3M super strength adhesive glue for all my jewelry and leather crafts.

That's it, you're done!
Making this can be quite addicting! :P

Last night, we had a mini leather crafternoon, almost random and last-minute. I just brought my leather craft stuff, and Patty, Lulu, Chia, Chino and I made little accessories!
If you'd also like to host a mini crafternoon for you and your friends/family,
contact me at lifeafterbreakfast.blog@gmail.com.