2 Easy Celtic Knot Bracelets Tutorial

Written by
Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:11 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:11 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:11 AM PST

These bracelets are almost too easy! 

 

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue

Designer Tips

  • Set the TierraCast Rivetable or Link in the center of the leather bracelet and use a fine-point permanent marker to mark exactly where you want to punch the hole(s).
  • Punch hole(s) using the smallest setting (2mm) on the rotating leather hole punch. A hole up to 3/32" (2.4mm) is ok.
  • Click into the product details of the rivet below, for a picture of the order to stack parts for riveting.
  • Make sure the rounded rivet head is at the top, matching the rounded end of your rivet setter, and use a brass hammer to strike the rivet setter. Check to make sure it's set (no wiggles); if it's not, hammer again.
  • Repeat for other rivets, and you're done!
  • There are nearly-infinite options when it comes to creating jewelry using rivets. I tried to keep it simple for this quick tutorial, but if you want to do something a little different or more advanced, check out some of our blog articles on riveting. If you have any questions, there's a spot for comments/questions at the end of the blog -- and we do reply (usually on weekdays).
  • You can make custom-length bracelets using our 1-meter leather strips, or you can upcycle old belts, jeans, leather purse straps and more, by finishing the ends with snaps or with TierraCast's leather clasps or strap tips

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 each #69-982-50-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Rivetable, Celtic (Sorry, this decorative triangular rivetable by TierraCast is out of production)
  • 1 ten-pack (use one piece) #69-982-31-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Jewelry Link, Celtic Centerpiece
  • 1 ten-pack (use 2 pieces)  #69-981-05-6 TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Leather Rivets, 3/32" dia
  • 1 each  #51-810-05-39 Leather Cuff Bracelet, 1/2" - Olive or
  • 1 each  #51-810-05-39 Leather Cuff Bracelet, 1/2" - Natural

Tools

  • #69-104 BeadSmith Rotating Leather Hole Punch
    Note: basically anything that cuts metal, will also cut leather, so if you already have a 3/32" metal hole punch, you don't also need a leather hole punch.
  • #69-936-10 Rivet Anvil, for Setting Snaps and Leather Rivets (Limited Availability) or a jeweler's metal block works great too
  • #69-348-04 TierraCast Rivet Setter for 4mm Leather Rivets
    or #69-361 Crafttool Rivet Setter for Leather and Jewelry
  • #69-345 EURO TOOL Hammer, Brass, 2lb
  • Fine-point permanent marker

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