Sunday, February 12, 2012

DIY Leather Wrap Bracelet

As I was looking through my People Style Watch magazine for the month of February, I came across this little bracelet on the "Staff Picks" page.

I like the simplicity of it.  However, I'm laughing at the $450 price-tag.  Yes, I know it's a real diamond, but I thought I could probably achieve a similar look for next to nothing.

During a grocery trip to Walmart, I found these suede cords for around $3.  After, I went to Charlotte Russe to look through their clearance jewelry, and I found these earrings.  I know the charms don't compare to a real diamond "set in rose gold", but for only $1.99 I could use them to make multiple bracelets that would be...well, charming.  :-)

Before I cut the suede cord, I wrapped it around my wrist multiple times to get the desired look.  I then cut and tied it.  I cut off a bit of the excess cord, but left enough so I could tie it again in the future.  Next, I just bent the ring holding the charm, and I took it off the earring and put it on the suede cord.  I then re-wrapped and tied my bracelet.

This is the second bracelet I made.

This is the third bracelet I made.

I really like these bracelets because they're cute, simple, cheap, and comfortable.  Also, I can easily change out the multiple charms with the different colored suede cords.

So for only about $5, I now have many combinations of stylin' bracelets.

Who knows, maybe I'll get a diamond for Valentine's Day.... or even better, a romantic candlelit dinner at Chick-Fil-A.


  1. Wow! Such a great idea--I never would've thought to try that!

  2. I love those!! Such a great idea!! I love the red on your blog, it is my favorite color and it is just lovely!!

  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Your Bracelet's are Beautiful great job putting them together.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Tablescapes.!! Im your newest follower on your blog now,hope you join me also. Have a wonderful Valentines Day.