Men's accessories are becoming more and more popular. Instead of just the typical watch or cuff links, men are finding ways to add personality to their outfits as well. You can create a variety of easy and inexpensive bracelets with just a few supplies.
Things You'll Need
- Faux leather
- Hemp cord
- Assorted beads
- Straight edge
- Small screw driver
Step 1: Cut the Faux Leather
Cut a piece of the faux leather in a straight line. In this project, a 1-inch width was used, but the dimensions are a personal preference.
Loosely wrap the bracelet around your wrist to get an idea of length.
Step 2: Puncture the Faux Leather
Using the small screwdriver (or any tool that can puncture), make a small hole about 1/8 inch from the end. Do this on both sides.
Step 3: Cut a Piece of Hemp Rope
Cut a piece of hemp rope slightly longer than your strip of faux leather. Leave 2 inches of rope on either side of the bracelet.
Step 4: String a Bead
Feed the string through the hole of one end of the bracelet. Thread the hemp rope through one of your beads and then continue with that end of the hemp rope through the other punctured hole.
You can always add more beads to the bracelet for a different look.
Step 5: Tie a Knot
Take one end of the hemp rope tie a knot approximately 1 inch from the end of the rope. Thread a small bead through to the first knot and then tie another knot securing the bead between the two knots. This will be part 1 of your closure.
Step 6: Make a Loop
On the other end of the rope make a loop and secure with a knot. This will be the other part of your bracelet closure. The loop needs to be large enough for the small bead to fit through it but not fall out. You want to be able to slide the small bead back out of the loop when you are ready to remove the bracelet.
Step 7: Fold Back the Ends
Fold back the ends of your bracelet so that you are seeing the underside of the faux leather. Slide the small bead inside the loop and secure your bracelet.
The Compliment Bracelet
Step 1: Cut a Piece of Faux Leather
Cut a strip of faux leather. Loosely wrap the bracelet around your wrist to get an idea of length. Make sure to cut in straight lines.
Step 2: Cut a Piece of String
Cut a 2-to-3-inch piece of hemp rope. Slide one of your assorted beads onto the rope and position it in the center. Lay the piece of faux leather on top of it so that the bead and string is centered.
Step 3: Tie a Knot
Wrap the hemp rope around the back of the faux leather and tie in 2-3 knots. Make sure it is secure and the bead is not slipping around.
Step 4: Repeat Three Times
Repeat steps 2 and 3, spacing the beads evenly across the leather until you have your desired look. In this project, three beads were used.
Step 5: Puncture a Small Hole
Using the small screwdriver puncture a hole 1/4 inch from the end of the hemp rope. Do this on both ends.
Step 6: Pull the String Through
Cut a 2-inch piece of hemp rope, slide it through the punctured hole and tie a knot at the end to keep it from sliding all the way out of the hole. The knot should be visible on top of the faux leather. Repeat this same process with another piece of 2-inch rope on the other end.
Step 7: Create a Closure
Tie the two pieces of rope together in a knot. This will act as the closure for the bracelet.
Accessories aren't just for the ladies anymore- now the guys get add their own style through these faux leather bracelets. Make as many as you want to add layers and texture. They are neutral and rugged enough to feel masculine and with all the beads and faux leather options, the possibilities are endless!