Braided Suede Bracelets

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I was fooling around after my success in the aftermath of the nautical knot necklaces and I came up with these quick little bracelets. Let’s get one thing straight, though: I have never made jewelry before. I don’t know what is the appropriate thing to use in which situation. So if you do something like this but you do it better? Let me know. Either way, I’m quite pleased with how these turned out, even if they look a little silly on my teenie weenie wrists and fat hands. Bracelets drive me crazy, anyway, but these will make good gifts.

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I forgot to take pictures at the beginning but it’s pretty straightforward. I picked up some faux suede cord at Wal-Mart when I was getting the other hardware for the necklaces (I was going to get the real suede cord but it was more expensive and when I picked it up it was MOULDY, ew). I cut some of it into three equal pieces just slightly longer than the circumference of an average girl wrist.

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I used a pinch crimp/ribbon end to hold the three pieces together, then braided it up. I used another crimp on the other end.

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Then I did that two more times with different coloured cord and attached small jump rings to all the ends.

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Then I attached all three together with a slightly larger jump ring at both ends.

Braided Suede Bracelet 3

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And attached a spring ring clasp to that on one side.

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And this is how it does up. Though in many cases I’m sure you could just slide it on over your hand.

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Easy peasy.

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I made three, of slightly varying sizes.

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