Every once in a while Mr. Lovely will come through the door bearing gifts. Sometimes it’s candy, or maybe flowers, but usually, it’s a bit of some odds-and-ends material that he thinks would make an awesome DIY project. These are my favorite gifts. This time, it was a leather bookmark that was not cute.
Currently having an obsession with wrap bracelets, I decided to make one of my own design. I cut the leather into strips about 1/3-inch wide and collected some embroidery thread in a few fun colors. I used an embroidery needle to sew the ends of the leather strips together, and then to sew a hook-and-eye closure at the ends of the (now extra long) strip.
Then, to spice it up, I used various colors of thread and wrapped them around the leather at random places. These were just secured with a little all-purpose glue on the backside of the bracelet.
To finish it off, I distressed the edges of the leather so the strips looked a little less “freshly-cut.” Wrap, clip, and ta-daaa – a one-of-a-kind bracelet that looks like a million bucks. xoxo