Belle Starr Leather and Turquoise Bracelet Tutorial

Written by
Mollie Valente
Published on
July 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT July 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDTst, July 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PDT

Created by: Mollie Valente


Designer Tips

  • Start with extra leather and thread, cutting off any excess is better than not having enough.
  • For security, add additional stitches on the first and last beads.
  • Stay focused, the figure-eight stitching is easily done, but it is also easy to make a mistake.
  • Use the two-hole punch to make two opposing holes, thus turning the wavy disk into a button.
  • For added adornment, use oval jump rings to attach themed charms.

Free Technique Sheets & How-Tos

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 strand [use 57] #21-886-125 African Turquoise Gemstone Beads, Round, 6mm African Turquoise Gemstone Beads, Round, 6mm
  • 1 pkg of 50 [use 1] #26-815-217 Silver Plated Beads, Wavy Disk, 16mm
  • 1 oz [use 2] #37-147-3 Silver Plated Jump Ring, Oval, 5x7mm
  • 1 pkg of 10 [use 1] #44-940-27-AS TierraCast® Britannia Pewter Charm, Cast, Sheriff's Badge
  • 1 pkg of 10 [use 1] #44-940-26-AS TierraCast® Antiqued Silver Plated Britannia Pewter Charm, Cast, Six Shooter
  • 1 ea [use 36+"] #61-130-05-12 Greek Leather, 1.5mm, 5 Meter - Brown
  • 1 each #61-719-01 The BeadSmith Super-Lon, D - Earth Assortment

Tools

  • #69-235 Tool, Metal Punch, Two Hole
  • Tool, Pliers, Bent Chain Nose
  • Tool, Pliers, Round Nose
  • Tool, Side Cutter with Spring

2 popular jewelry toolkits listed; pliers and cutters are also available separately.