Leather and Silver Bracelet with Turquoise Charms
About This Design
Time: Approximately 15-20 minutes
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $10-15 as
Perfect for summertime, or any time of the year. Inspired by a
recent road trip through the Southwest, this bracelet features leather
cording, knotted with sterling silver Bali beads, and dancing bright
turquoise bead charms. Very simple and quick to make with a
knotted loop closure.
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 1 Strand of 1mm leather cord or waxed cord. Leather
Cording on eBay
- 3 Bali sterling silver beads of choice with large enough bead hole to
thread the leather cord through
- 6 turquoise beads of choice
- 6 Bali silver daisy spacer beads
- 6 sterling silver headpins
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Knot the silver beads onto the cording and make loop closure
Tie a knot close to the end of the cord, and slide one silver bead
onto the cord. Tie another knot on either side of each bead to
hold in place on the cord. Pull the knots very tight after you are
happy with the length and placement of beads. You may optionally
use a dot of jewelers cement to make sure the knot doesn't come loose
Fold the cord back and create a loop on the other end of the
bracelet. Make sure the bracelet is as long as it needs to be to
fit your wrist, then make a simple overhand knot with the double looped
cording. Adjust the knot to the correct position, then pull it
Make and attach turquoise bead charms
Slide a Bali silver daisy spacer, then a turquoise bead onto a head
pin. Attach them to
the leather cording using round nose pliers to create a loop.
Space them evenly, two per bracelet section between the knots.
Feel free to add more charms if desired until you are happy with your
That's it! Your beautiful bracelet is ready to wear or give to someone
as a special gift.
Matching Jewelry Set
This bracelet looks great paired with other turquoise jewelry. Try
these additional jewelry projects.