Sandra Leather Bracelet Tutorial

Written by
Rita Hutchinson
Published on
February 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST February 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PSTst, February 1, 2021 1:01:00 AM PST

Created by: Rita Hutchinson


Designer Tips

  • Squeeze out a few drops of patina (or your favorite metallic acrylic paint) on the craft sheet. Apply patina to the edges of the cuff, and then dry-brush patina sparingly to the surface of the bracelet.
  • Let Patina dry.
  • Set crystal stones in settings with nylon jaw pliers. (Smooth down further with burnishing tool or back end of Sharpie as needed).
  • Determine placement of crystal settings, and press awl through the holes in the setting to mark hole locations. On scrap cardboard, pierce awl through the leather and enlarge hole to fit fasteners.
  • Add crystals with fasteners, spreading the "legs" in opposite directions. Press legs flat against the back of the bracelet with flat nose pliers. 

Suggested Supplies

10mm #4470 Cushion Squares by Swarovski are nearly gone, but these settings also work with most other brands of 10mm cushion squares. Shop remaining colors while they last!

  • 1 each #51-810-10-25 Leather Cuff Bracelet, 1" - Purple
  • 3 each #04-470-10-508 Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - Ultra AB Purple
  • 3 each #41-878-56-10-6 Pendant Bezel Setting for 10mm Cushion Stone, 2 Loops - Antiqued Brass Plated
  • 1 pkg [use 6 pieces] #55-000-63 Tim Holtz ideaology, Mini Fasteners
  • 1 each  #86-422-051 Ranger Patina, Vintaj - Aged Bronze (or your favorite metallic acrylic paint)


Additional Supplies
  • Scrap cardboard