DIY Leather Chain Bracelet

DIY Leather Chain Bracelet

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DIY Leather Chain Bracelet:


Don’t you just love the look on the recipient’s face when you tell them the gift you’ve just given is something you’ve made? This DIY bracelet is created for that effect. You can turn it into a necklace by making it longer, hang charms, or just leave it as is.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


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I love this bracelet for the timeless classic that it is. I’ve done it in silver chain with black suede, with leopard print cord, with organza ribbon – you name it! The gold on white preserves a bit of the freshness of summer, while bringing in the golden hues of autumn.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


You can wear it alone, stack it, or pair with a delicate ring. This bracelet is so versatile – completing both an evening dress and a pair of jeans, making it an ideal gift for anyone. Measurements below are approximate and will depend on your wrist size.





What you need for this DIY Leather Chain Bracelet:  


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


  1. 1 toggle clasp
  2. about 8″ large cable chain
  3. about 12″ (more is great to be safe) 5mm flat leather cord
  4. 2 pliers – I used one chain nose and one round nose
  5. E6000 or similar glue (optional)


What to do:

Measure chain to the size you want it, keeping in mind that the clasp will add some length. See how to accurately measure your bracelet size here. 


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Using two pliers, pry apart the end link of the chain on one side. attach one end of the clasp and put back together.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Attach the other side of the clasp to the other end.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Insert one end of the cord into the last link and make a knot.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Weave in and out of chain links, holding the cord flat so it doesn’t twist inside the chain. Continue for the length of the bracelet.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Knot the other end around the last link, pulling tight. Be sure that you don’t allow the chain to fold – the leather should be moving, not the chain.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Optional: insert a dot of glue into the center of the knot to secure.


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


Pin this leather chain bracelet by hovering over the photo below so your friends can enjoy it too!


DIY Leather Chain Bracelet


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Use allowed: You may make this as a gift or for personal use, but if you want to sell it you may not copy exactly – you must change it up. (You can use the technique, not the design). Enjoy!

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  1. Oh I love this! I never thought of adding to mine like this! I think I need to go find some pretty colors!

  2. Well how neat is this. I love the idea. I have to show my oldest daughter this post. She is always creating jewelry and other things.

    1. Yup, this is a beginner’s project – you can definitely try it out even without much experience!!

  3. This is really cute! I have seen these before in some of the trendy jewelry boutiques in my area. I never thought I could actually make them myself!

  4. Growing up in a small town where the biggest store was a Farm Supply store, we used to get creative with the items we found and made these all the time! Yours are MUCH nicer than what we’d ever managed to put together…the clasp seals the deal!

  5. Golly! this looks so easy to do and the result is such a lovely bracelet. I have never had the patience for making jewellery or any art being a person who has no idea where to start and got short stubby fingers! But what you have shown, Menucha, looks so damn easy using a tool, that I reckon I do this! Thanks

    1. Thank you! I try to provide projects that don’t require advanced skill or talent. You’ll never know unless you give it a try 🙂

  6. Clever! Amazing how simple things can look so effective. Your step by step photos are clear and home made jewellery is one way to be creative and save money at the same time.

  7. Wow how gorgeous!

    I know how special personally-made bracelets are as a gift, and I have actually recently been teaching myself how to make various Paracord bracelets – for boys! But this is gorgeous, maybe I’ll make one for my mom!

    Thank you for the tutorial, this will make a very special gift!

    1. Thanks! You can do a guy version with gunmetal or dull silver chain and black or brown cord, and a lobster claw clasp. Good luck!

  8. Wow! I didn’t know something so beautiful could be so easy! I love your close-up photographs and in-depth, easy-to-understand instructions. I’ve been itching to get crafty again lately, so maybe this is what I’ll finally start with. Thank you!

  9. I really loved the DIY Leather Chain Bracelet! It doesn’t look too awful hard to make and it’s really very beautiful! I would want to use a darker color now that fall and winter are here! The white looks terrific for spring & summer! You are so talented! I wish I could do a lot of the things you guys do!!!! Thanks so much for showing us how to make this bracelet! I do, however, have a question. Do you get your chains at a craft store? or do you get it in real gold at a jewelers? Just wondering! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

    1. Especially for such a project I’d use something from a craft store, or jewelry making supplier. Occasionally I use silver for a more delicate, special piece. I used to make this in heavy silver chain with a leopard print leather cord 🙂

  10. I had to pin this to my board I see them in all the stores and now I can make them by your instructions to go with my different outfits so cute.

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