Thursday, March 29, 2012

DIY: Leather wrapped chain bracelet

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I've been looking for leather wrap bracelets for quite some time. I've found many that I liked but they were way too big for my wrist. After many attempts, I thought "why not make my own". I found this useful tutorial and decided to give it a try.

My local Jo-Ann's has a very slim section for chains and I couldn't find anything I really liked. I was so happy to stumble upon this Forever 21 chain. The style/size is exactly what I was looking for. It's available in silver-tone as well if you don't like gold-tone. I followed the tutorial and below are step-by-step instructions.

{Paring with my Michael Kors 5128 in rose gold}

I had so much fun making these bracelets. If you're interested, I encourage you to give it a try. They're very easy to make. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section.

Enjoy the rest of your week!



Wow! You did a great job!!

Thanks for the tutorial! I love how you assembled your images and the text on some images! :)


Love the tutorial! It looks great!

Lisa - respect the shoes

This is a fantastic DIY - thanks for sharing!


This is a great DIY! Looks really good too :) May have to try this :)


Sydney!!! I love love love this DIY project. Looks even doable for ME! So I assume the F21 chain is recent? I have to go find it. Can you tell me the item number? Where did you get the leather cord? I love the end product. Have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing


Thank you for the tutorial! I'll definitely look into trying this myself...I would love a pink/gold chain bracelet! :)


Great job, Syd! Did you use the leftover length of the chain to make a matching one for little C?


@Vicky Yes, the F21 chain is recent. I bought it last week but couldn't find it online. Item #: 00044982021. I got my leather cord at Joann's. Please share if you make one =)

With Each Passing Day

Thank you for the great DIY. I have to try this one out. My daughter would love this. This will be a great mom and daughter project.

Candyce P

Love this! Will definitely try this out since most bracelets are too big for my wrist.


Great job on the diy! it matches so well with your watch, I really like the blue one, im sure your daughter would want one too! :)

have a great weekend!


Love this DIY! It looks relatively simple. My photographer and I are doing some bracelet crafting this evening. Maybe we'll try this, too! The end result is darling.


Thanks for sharing this DIY, Sydney!! I always have problem finding a bangle/bracelet as my wrists are very narrow! I can still get away with bracelets ( the elastic ones) but I've never been able to find a bangle for my wrist in this country till date! Thank you very much for your sweet comment!


Yours came out really nice! I love the blue leather one you created. These wrapped chain bracelets seem to be really popular right now.


Your DIY posts always amaze me Sydney! Have you seen the DIY color block pumps tutorials? I haven't tried it yet, but I'm dying to try!


How neat! It totally matches your watch!


LOVES IT!! I bought a similar bracelet for $20 bucks last year just so I could figure out how to make it myself! And your tutorial is the easiest one I've found! Thanks!!


I'm loving all your recent DIYs - keep them coming!

Lisa Ng

Very cool DIY bracelet! Love it styled with the MK watch


Hi Sydney! I've been following your blog for a few weeks now. I love this DIY bracelet! It made me gasp with excitement when I saw it paired with your watch. I want to do this! Thanks for sharing all the DIYs lately. So much fun!!

:) Jen

That is brilliant! I'm off to find a similar gold chain and some leather wrap. Thanks so much for the tutorial :)


love this tutorial!! thanks so much for it!


wow! it sounds really easy!

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