I love doing homemade gifts – I just wish I started a little earlier!! I am definitely going to be making gifts like mad over the next few weeks. 🙂
They have some fabulous jewelry! I fell in love with a little gem and knew that it would make a great homemade gift.
Here’s my version:
(mine are seed beads and small pearls, as well as a large bead for the center and a silver charm for the back)
Leather – about 14″
1 head pin
Thread the other end of the cording through the jump ring, going the other direction. Pull until the beads have formed a circle.
Add a crimp bead after this and loop both strands around a jump ring. Loop both strands back through the cording and crimp the bead flat with your pliers.
Thread 1 1/4″ of seed beads onto the center. Add a crimp bead to one side. Thread the other side through the loop you made on the original strand.
Make a loop through the crimp bead with these beads like you did before.
Flatten the crimp bead and weave the ends of the cording back through a few beads. Trim the ends.
Loop the leather through the bead circle you just made. Tie a knot in the cording just below the loop.
(Check the length or your bracelet at this point and lengthen or shorten the leather if you need to)
Trim the ends of the leather.