Lace & Pearl Bracelet

I have another fun Target knockoff to share with you. Last time I was there I stumbled upon a great little bracelet.

Here is my handy camera picture. :)

 

I love the lace and pearls combined with the leather. So I set out to recreate it. Here’s my version . . .

 

I have a quick tutorial for you if you’d like to make your own.

You’ll need:

  • leather cording – I used about 28″
  • hem tape lace
  • pearls – I used 16
  • thread
  • a bead with a larger hole in the center
  • optional – a thimble

 Start by cutting your cording into 14″ pieces. You’ll trim some of this off later but it’s better to have extra.

Start in the center and work your way down one end – sewing the pearls to the cording. Put your needle through one piece of cording (a thimble helps with this), then through your pearl, then through the other piece of cording. Make a small knot in the thread and then move on to the next pearl. You don’t need to cut your thread, it won’t show once you cover it with the lace.

 

Continue adding pearls down one side – 8 in all. Wrap your bracelet around your wrist as you go – you might need to do less or more pearls depending on the size of your wrist.

 

Move to the other side of the cording and add 8 more pearls on that side.

 

Once your pearls are all sewn on, you can start wrapping your lace. I used hem lace.

 

Cut a long piece – and start wrapping it around the cording between the pearls. I put the lace through a large yarn needle – this helped thread it between the pearls more easily.

 

Keep wrapping all the way down one side of the cording.

 

Repeat with the other side.

 

Wrap your lace around the cording on one end and knot it. Do this twice in the same place so you have a kind of chunky knot.

Make a second knot about 1/2″ down from the first one around the cording again. Trim your cording and lace so there is about 3 or 4″ hanging after the knot.

On the other side of the bracelet make a chunky knot similar to the first one you did. Trim the cording about 1″ below this. One one piece of the lace thread your bead and knot the lace after it. Trim your lace pieces about 1 – 2″ below this. This is what you will thread through the two knots you make on the other side to hold the bracelet on.

Try it on and admire your new handy-dandy bracelet!!

 

I hope ya’ll aren’t tired of knock-offs. :)

Comments

73 Comments

  • Reply February 21, 2012

    Free Coupons

    Looking so beautiful bracelet with Lace & Pearl! It’s so easy to make at home and I also like homemade things than store-bought.
    Thanks for sharing such a creative tutorial.

    • July 17, 2013

      Sandra

      This is so cute. I’ve never made my own jewelry, but I think I’m getting ready to give it a try because I like this one so much. And I’m a 58 year old grandma.

  • Reply April 9, 2012

    zeynep

    very good

  • Reply July 27, 2012

    Bakeca Incontri Roma

    wow! It looks amazing! Great job!

  • Reply July 28, 2012

    Sukran

    so sweet!!

  • Reply August 18, 2012

    Louise

    I actually just started to create jewelry again. There are so many pieces out there that can be made at home. I honestly just wanna make all my jewelry now! haha…it’ll save me oooober amounts of money too! something, I know my hubby will enjoy! Great tutorial…easy & fun!! XO

  • Reply September 7, 2012

    Claudia

    your designs are beautiful!!!!… congratulations!!!!

  • Reply September 19, 2012

    Nancy

    Lovelovelove this!

  • Reply October 5, 2012

    Doris

    First time to visit your Blog thanks to the real GEM “Pearl” The Beading Gem newsletter. Thank you for this Tutorial its so different hope to make it soon. Looking forward to looking through your Blog and so joining it for sure.

    Have a great day, Doris

  • Reply May 22, 2013

    moniqued

    SUPER TUTO
    MERCIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  • Reply August 5, 2013

    Donne Roma

    Great job! I’ll try this… thanks for sharing!

  • Reply January 13, 2014

    Juliana

    I have seen this sort of bracelet pattern with leather and metal beads; but this is the one of it’s own kind and exactly what I was looking for. Simply best for my vintage clothing collection.

  • Reply February 4, 2014

    Bakeca Incontri Udine

    Awesome bracelet . I’d love to make one myself but I have to go and find some pearls first

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