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Leather Bracelet

Transform bits of leather, a handful of beads, and a few lengths of lanyard into cool bracelets that find their inspiration in summer-camp projects.


  • Craft knife
  • Piece of shoulder leather, cut into strips
  • Glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Plastic lacing


  1. Step 1

    Using knife, cut 1 strip to desired width, and twice the length needed for a bangle (it should slide over your hand). Ours were approximately 16 inches long. Cut a piece of plastic lacing 65 inches long.

  2. Step 2

    Loop leather strip to desired bangle size; apply a dot of glue, sandwich end of lacing between layers of leather, and squeeze.

  3. Step 3


    Working an inch at a time, glue layers together and wrap strip tightly with lacing (creating strips or crisscrosses). To finish, tuck end of lacing between leather, snip, and glue.

Martha Stewart Living, July 2012

Reviews (1)

  • scrapyj 9 Jul, 2012

    These look like fun, going to give it a try, will be grat for birthday parties...