Making leather jewelry is an exciting trend in jewelry making. In this lesson you will learn to make a leather bracelet, using wide leather for jewelry and a silver box clasp from Nina Designs. We broke this technique down into 14 steps, but basically you are attaching a clasp to the leather with headpins, then gluing the leather onto itself to hide your work.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Sliding Box Clasp with 5 holes
Wide Leather Cord
Headpins (10 pieces)
Hammer & Tack
How to make leather jewelry, finish leather cord with silver clasps. Learn jewelry making at Nina Designs.
Gather materials and tools.
Using your hands, stretch out leather.
Punch 5 holes into the leather. Look at the box clasp and space holes to match. You don’t have to be exact, just approximate the distance between holes.
This image is just to show you where we punched holes into leather.
Put head pins in clasp with the ball on the inside of the clasp.
Put head pins through the holes in the leather. Make sure that the front of the clasp is facing the same way as the smooth side of the leather.
Trim the ends of the head pins.
Wire wrap two outside wires around each other.
Wrap one of the end wires to the middle wire.
Wrap the middle one to the other end.
Curl the last one into a coil.
What you should have now
Repeat on the other side.
Trim your leather. Ruund off the corners.
Apply glue to the rounded leather tab.
Fold the tab over, apply pressure, and voila . . .
Now you know how to make a leather bracelet, and how to give it a seamless finish using a silver box clasp.