Chained Leather Bow Bracelet Tutorial

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

Earlier this week I made some leather hair bows over at Mom Spark. I actually showed off a large black bow and a smaller beige one. But I actually made two beige leather bows. I didn’t actually adhere the second to a hair clip, though, for fear of looking like a total idiot rocking both at once.

So my pretty leather bow sat on my desk until I could think of another way to use it. In the end, I chained it up and knocked out a really quick and simple bracelet. To be honest, I wish the bow was a little bit smaller, but since I this one was already made so there was no going back.

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

This tutorial is to show you how to take a leather bow (which you can learn how to make over at Mom Spark!) and turn it into a simple, and if I say so myself, super cute bow bracelet.

For this project you will need:

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

Run your chain through one end of your bow. You may need to get a pencil in there to open the bow up enough to easily slide the chain through.

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

Trim so that you have about 1.5 inches of chain on either side of the bow. Use a jump ring to close the chain up and attach your closure finding. I used a toggle set because they’re easier to put on by yourself than a lobster claw!

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Repeat for the other side.

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

Test to be sure that you are happy with the fit. I made mine a bit snug so that the bow part would stay in place on top of my wrist.

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

The underside will have this criss-cross appearance to it when worn.

This bracelet is gorgeous and super easy to make. Easy enough for beginners!

Again, I wish my bow was just the teensiest bit smaller but I’m pretty happy with this anyway. I might actually make a smaller one and repurpose this bow as a clip on bow tie to give some lucky fella. The size is just too perfect!

You can also make these bows out of faux leather or grosgrain ribbon. Just about anything you want to make them out of would make a fab bracelet!

So, what do you think? Will you be making one of these fun and simple bracelets?

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  1. says

    I LOVE this!! Fantastic idea. I am going to try to make one this weekend with some scrap hot pink faux leather I’ve had lying around (an impulse clearance buy that has been purposeless for far too long).

  2. says

    Oh, I must have missed this! I remember the hair bow and saying, that I can’t really use them. But I still love the bows and I think, I have to look for some fake leather! :)

    Love, Midsommarflicka

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