Leather bracelets were some of my very first projects when I started my leatherworking journey. They’re an easy way to get into leatherworking. Not to mention, they’re easy to customize and personalize!
If want to learn how to make your own or are just looking for inspiration, check out our DIY leather bracelet ideas!
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Cross Laced Leather Bracelet
This is probably one of the easiest DIY leather bracelet ideas on this list. It’s simple design makes it easy to create, but it still has lots of customization options such as changing the color of the bracelet itself or the lacing.
Mystery Braid Leather Bracelet
When people think of leather bracelets, mystery braid bracelets are probably the first thing that come to mind. Despite their intricate look, they’re almost as easy as the cross laced leather bracelet pattern above and are a common first project for those looking to get into leatherworking.
If you’re feeling super creative, you either make them from scratch, or you can start using a kit that pre-makes some of the pieces for you. You can buy bracelet blanks and cut the lines for braiding or you can buy pre-cut mystery braid bracelets and all you have to do is braid them.
Making from scratch:
Nameplate Leather Bracelet
This is one of my personal favorites. Sure, you could stamp letters onto a leather cuff bracelet (as I mentioned in the above idea), but the addition of the nameplate really brings it to the center of attention. Plus, there are so many options for personalization such as adding a background piece and border stitching (similar to what you see me wearing in the very first photo at the beginning of this post).
Unfortunately, I haven’t released a tutorial video or materials list for this design yet — I’m working on it, I promise! However, my nameplate keychain tutorial is similar, so you could probably use that to determine how to make the nameplate leather bracelet. You can also check out my nameplate keychain supplies and tools list.
Arrow Shape Leather Bracelet
Adding dimensions to your leather bracelets by adding additional layers of leather to the top can allow you to create some really unique designs.
O-Ring and Eyelet Leather Bracelet
Looking for something a little more bold? This O-Ring and Eyelet design can be customized to fit most goth/emo/punk/steampunk styles.
Dragon Shaped Leather Bracelet
Here at Dragonsoul Designs, we’re obsessed with dragons — who would have guessed, right? So, of course this dragon inspired bracelet design from Creative Awl had to make our list.
Twin Dragon Leather Bracelet
Love dragons but want something a little less bold? This twin dragon leather bracelet lets you show off your love of dragons in a bit more subtle manner.
Unfortunately, I haven’t released a tutorial video or materials list for this design yet — I’m working on it, I promise!
Snaffle Bit Leather Bracelet
Any horse lover will likely recognize the piece hardware that serves as the center piece of this bracelet – a snaffle bit.