In case you missed it over at the Crafts Unleashed blog last month, I’m reposting this sweet Pearl and Rhinestone Leather Bracelet here – it’s one of my new favorites!
I love combining different materials in one jewelry piece. I think it makes a fun mix of textures and adds some fun style! Now that spring is just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to make up new accessories to freshen up your wardrobe. This DIY pearl and rhinestone bracelet is a great choice!
This pretty spring pearl and rhinestone bracelet is super easy to make and it’s the perfect combo for spring! I love how the mint pearls look with the gold thread. These colors are so popular right now!
Supplies needed to make your own pearl & rhinestone bracelet:
- Dark Brown Leather Bracelet Base with Snaps
- 6mm Round Glass Pearl Strand – Aqua Blue
- Rhinestone Chain
- Gold Lame Cord
- Needle that will fit through your beads
Thanks to Crafts Unleashed for providing the materials for this bracelet! :)
Line up two ends of the rhinestone strand with the top of the holes in the bracelet base. Cut a very long length of cording and thread a needle with it. Loop the cording around the top of the rhinestone strand, just under the first rhinestone. Then go through the hole in the leather twice.
Thread a bead onto the cording and repeat with the other rhinestone strand on the opposite side of the bracelet. Loop the cord through the hole and around the strand. Leave a little bit of cording on the back side so you can tie a knot when you’re all finished.
Continue down the bracelet, moving to the next set of holes in the leather. Repeat the process of looping the rhinestone bracelet strands, with a bead in between.
Continue until all the holes are covered. Trim your rhinestone strands so they end just after the last holes.
Now we’re going to strengthen the pearls. Starting at the bottom of the bracelet, bring the needle up through the hole. Then take it through the bead above it, and back down to the hole opposite the one you started with.
Repeat by moving up to the next set of holes and passing the cord through the pearl above it. This will better hold the pearls and rhinestones in place.
Continue all the way up. Knot the thread in the back to the length of thread left from where you started. Add a spot of glue to hold the knot in place if you’d like.
That’s all there is to it!
I love accessories that are quick and easy and cute!
I hope you give it a try!
Kelsy with Loose Ends says
I love this bracelet! The gold thread is a really nice touch.
What a cute idea!! I love the leather and the pearls AND the diamonds! Just stop! So cute
Wonderful combination of textures and materials. Really like the colors and the peep pic of seeing you in the snap of the bracelet is an extra treat :)
Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff says
Love it … shared and pinned!
Kristina & Millie says
Beautiful bracelet!! Love your sense of style Bev! We have added a page to our website to link to other sites that feature sewing, crochet or crafting tutorials & patterns – ok to add your site to our list?
I’m so glad you like the bracelet! It is definitely ok to add the site to your list – thank you so much!
Kristina & Millie says
awesome! Added :)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Adorable! Glad I was able to see it in person. ;)
Love this bracelet but I would use silver cord instead of the gold.
Kathryn Barkowski says
I belong to a beading club in Sun City Grand Arizona. Our beading club teaches classes to improve everyone’s skills and keep us up to date with new techniques and new beads. I’ve made your wonderful cup chain leather bracelet, and was wondering if I could get your permission to teach a class on it?? We charge $5 per student to raise Money for our club, and our teachers are volunteers and earn noting more than a credit to keep their membership active. Class sizes vary from 4 to 10 depending on interest in the pattern. I can see a lot of interest in your pattern!!
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Please tell me how long of a cord to cut. I love this and have ordered the supplies for 4 bracelets, but don’t want to waste any cord or cut too little. I want to have a fun experience with this.
Judy Tricker says
This is my most favourite bracelet. However, the leather base doesn’t come to Australia!!! I can’t find one here that already has the holes in it!!! I cannot even find a leather strap already made up like this :(
Suzanne A. says
Look on EBay for leather remnants sellers. They are often shops that make saddles, shoes and more, and they end up monetizing the strips of leather that are left after cutting out their products. I found great pieces like that and plan to cut myself a strip for the bracelet base. Snaps can also be found to add. Hope it helps.
I have made 6 of these bracelet, But could not find the cord you used as I used clear Monofilament (transparent)8 lb. 3.6kg. That’s how much I love your bracelet. I have pink, lavender dark blue, teal and bronze and green. Thank you so much for shairing this bracelet.,