Created by: Sondra Barrington
- Cut leather flush after measuring desired length. Use a dab of glue inside one cord end. Insert leather into the cord end and gently pinch the cord ends together until secure.
- Use the hook and eye clasp independent of each other. The hook connects to a large, dramatic ring as a closure on the bracelet. The eye portion of the clasp floats along the leather cord, holding the tassel.
- Slide the guru bead and eye portion of the clasp onto the leather cord.
- Finish other end of leather cord.
- Use 20-gauge wire to wire wrap bicone-shaped hogan beads to connect the cord ends of the leather to the clasp. For instructions on making wire-wrapped loops, and the best way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
- Wire wrap end of tassel, pulling the link through the top of the cupola. Finish by wrapping onto eye clasp. (see how to make a tassel.)
- The heavy, unsoldered textured links in this chain can be used as decorative jump rings. They can be twisted open with pliers, with no loss of material.
- Substitute a traditional birthstone colored crystal to replace the icy White Opal used in this design.
- There are many other charms that could replace the zodiac; have fun finding the one that best suits you!
- Silver, gold and other platings can be used for the metal elements.
- Black, natural or other colors of leather would work nicely in this design.
- 1 5-meter pack #61-132-05-12 Greek Leather Cord, 2mm, 5 Meter - Brown
- 2 each #48-170-2-0 JBB Findings Brass Cord End, Round, 2mm I.D.
- 1 each #46-400-30 Artistic Wire Copper Jewelry Wire, 20ga, 45ft - Antique Brass
- 1 gross (use 2 beads) #26-453-6 3mm Fluted Hogan Beads - Antiqued Brass Plated
- 1 each #49-965-20-AB TierraCast Flora 1/2" Ring Link, - Antiqued Brass Plated
- 1 each #39-195-11-6 TierraCast Hammered Hook & Eye Clasp - Antiqued Brass Plated
- 1 each #43-800-526-4 TierraCast Gold Plated Brass Cupola Cord End for 6mm Cord
- 1 each #26-750-20-AB TierraCast Lotus Guru Bead - Antiqued Brass Plated
- 1 each #04-470-10-30 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - White Opal
- 1 each #41-878-52-10-6 JBB Antiqued Brass Plated 1-Loop Bezel Setting for 10mm 4470 Cushion Square Stone
- 1 each #49-958-99-09-AG TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Sagittarius Zodiac Charm
- 1 foot (use 1 link) #40-090-56-6 Antiqued Brass Plated Rope-Textured Cable Chain by the FOOT, 7 & 10mm