Bracelet with Jeweler's Bronze Sheet, Leather and Cord

Cuff Base

STEP 1
Using the template provided, cut a 6-1/2 x 1-7/8 inch rectangle from 22-gauge jeweler's bronze sheet.

Finish and smooth the edges of the metal cuff.

Note: View our ''Finishing Metal After Sawing'' how-to video for additional details.
STEP 2
Punch four holes in each short side of the cuff and ten additional holes on each long side, as shown on the template.
STEP 3
Brush Swellegant!™ bronze on one side of the cuff, then set aside to dry.

Leather Overlay

STEP 4
Using the template provided, cut out a 10-1/4 x 1-7/8 inch rectangle from leather.

Cut a 5-1/2 x 1-inch rectangle leather piece, starting approximately 2 inches from the end, as shown on the template.

Punch 19 holes along each side of the cut-out on the leather piece, as shown on the template.
STEP 5
Add an eyelet to each of the holes created in Step 4.

Note: View our ''How to Use the Adaptable Eyelet and Rivet Tool Set'' how-to video and illustrated instructions for additional details.
STEP 6
Cut a 2-foot length of each of the following:
  • Brown 1mm Hemptique® cord
  • Bubblegum 0.5mm C-Lon® cord
  • Light blue 0.5mm C-Lon cord
  • Khaki green 1mm twine
Tip: Apply a small amount of adhesive to the ends of the cords, then set aside to dry, to prevent fraying in later steps.
STEP 7
Loosely lace the cords across the cut-out of the leather piece in the design of your choice, leaving tails on both ends.

Assembly

STEP 8
Lay the leather piece over the darkened side of the cuff piece, with an overhang of 2-1/8 inches on one end. Using the holes punched in one short side of the cuff as guides, punch corresponding holes in the leather.
STEP 9
With the larger piece of the rivet being placed through the leather first, apply a rivet to each of the four matched holes.

Repeat with the holes at the opposite end of the cuff.
STEP 10
Being careful to keep the leather taut and the laced cords from being cut by the hole punch or rivets, repeat the technique used in Step 9 to rivet the long sides of the leather overlay to the cuff.
STEP 11
Tighten the laced cords, knot, then glue under the leather overlay. Set aside to dry.
STEP 12
Bend the cuff and leather overlay into the final cuff shape.
STEP 13
Cut two 3mm holes near one end of the leather overlay, then add a twist-in rivet clasp to each.

Cut two corresponding holes at the opposite end of the leather overlay to complete the double clasp.

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