Make This Splendid Leather Bracelet With Pearls!

Kellie Sutton
by Kellie Sutton
11 Materials
90 Minutes

Pearls and leather… my two favorite fashion accessories! I’m going to show you how to put these together to create a stunning pearl and leather bracelet. It’s a lovely addition to your jewelry collection or better yet, this handmade leather bracelet could be the perfect gift idea! Whatever you choose to do, I assure you, you will love the result of this basic leather bracelet and pearl duo. Keep on scrolling to find out how to make one for yourself!

Tools and materials:

  • 5mm flat leather
  • 26 gauge silver craft wire
  • Superglue
  • Clasp
  • Jump Rings
  • Freshwater pearls
  • End caps
  • Cutters
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bent chain nose pliers
  • Scissors
DIY leather bracelet

Cut the leather

Determine the length of your wrist and cut the leather accordingly. For me, it’s about 6 ½ inches. Next, determine where to start adding in the pearls. For me, I calculated that 2 ¼ inches would be the best starting point for me.

Simple leather bracelet

Add the pearls

Cut around 24 inches of wire and starting from 2 ¼ inches , wrap the wire around the leather roughly three to four times. Make sure the wire is nice and tight, and the loops are close to each other as possible. 

Make a leather bracelet

Next, feed through one of the pearls and bring it down to the wrap you just made. Place it on the leather and determine the pearl’s placement. Once you’re satisfied with where it sits, hold the pearl down with your thumb and wrap the excess wire three times again. Ensure that the pearl sits snugly with no gaps by the wire. 

How to make a leather bracelet

Repeat this step for all seven pieces. 

Basic leather bracelet

When you get to the end, turn the leather bracelet around and trim off the excess wire. 

Easy leather bracelet

Burnish down the ends with your pliers, making sure it’s more on the leather than the wrapped wire. 

leather bracelet tutorial

Then, tuck the wire’s ends underneath the wires, as shown.

Pearl and leather bracelet

Push the rest of the wires together with your pliers to give your leather bracelet a neater finish.

Finish off the DIY leather bracelet

Place a generous amount of glue on either end of the leather and gently push the end-cap over the ends. Make sure the ends are seated inside the end-cap all the way and are tightly encased. 

Now, open one jump ring and feed it through one end of the cap-end. Place the ring on that end and close the jump ring, making sure there’s no gaps.

Then, one the opposite end, add three jump rings and the bar.

There you have it, the perfect leather bracelet combo! I love how the pearls give the basic leather bracelet a wonderful and sophisticated edge. The best part is, you can make a leather bracelet in any color you like. You can get super creative with this project. 

Suggested materials:
  • 5mm flat leather
  • 26 gauge silver craft wire
  • Superglue
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