Breathe - Riveted Leather Bracelet Tutorial

Written by
Polly Nobbs-LaRue
Published on
January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PSTst, January 1, 2021 1:01:59 AM PST

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRue


Designer Tips

  • Set link on leather bracelet, and use a sharp pencil, or fine-point non-smudging marker, to make a dot at each spot to punch.
  • Rotate leather hole punch to smallest setting, and carefully punch holes.
  • Click into the rivet's details below, and follow the steps for setting the rivets.
  • Optional: Use bracelet-bending pliers to shape the link into a smooth wrist-shaped arc.
  • For more information about riveting, download and print the free technique sheets below.

Suggested Supplies

  • 1 each #51-810-10-39 Leather Cuff Bracelet, 1" - Olive
  • 1 ten-pack (use 2 rivets) #69-981-05-6 TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Leather Rivets, 3/32" dia
  • 1 each #69-982-37-AB TierraCast Antiqued Brass Plated Breathe Jewelry Link

Tools

  • Rivet Setter (by TierraCast or Crafttool)
  • Anvil (Can be a rivet anvil, or a basic jewelers steel block)
  • Leather hole punch
  • 1-lb or 2-lb brass hammer
  • Optional: Bracelet-bending pliers
Other Supplies
  • Pencil or Fine-Point Marker