Suede leather bracelets. Simple, laid back and oh so comfortable to wear.
Both of the bracelets in this post are made with a 5mm real suede lace in a red brown color. The suede also comes in a flat lace and a split lace. I prefer the real suede lace because it comes in a 5mm width and it it has a 1mm thickness. The 1mm thickness works well for tying knots. Just heavy enough without being too bulky like a split suede. I purchased most of my leather from Leather Cord USA. They have been quick to ship and replaced a bad spool of leather for me, no questions asked. Good customer service is so important to me.
Technique: I used a leather punch to make the holes in the bracelet directly above. To create a soft but secure connection, I threaded some teal waxed Irish linen through the holes and knotted it to the sterling silver Tree of Life bracelet bar from Cathy Dailey.
Adjustable Closures For Suede: There are many different ways to finish your leather bracelets. For these bracelets, I created adjustable closures. They can be made by simply stringing a large hole bead on both ends of the leather. The size of the bead hole will be determined by the size of your leather. You can knot the ends of the suede if you don’t have a really snug fit with the bead you have chosen. My bead was snug- it was a challenge to string on – but still allows for enough adjustment to slip the bracelet on and off. In the top bracelet, the ring on the S hook was just the right size for a tight fit when I threaded both pieces of suede through.
There are endless ways to use leather for making bracelets. I’ll be showing you more possibilities in the future with different closures and finishes because I have a box full of leather lace and cording in all different sizes and colors just waiting to be used.
Hope this provides some inspiration to incorporate suede lace in your jewelry designs. Have a great weekend!