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 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:
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.
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!
Repeat for the other side.
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.
The underside will have this criss-cross appearance to it when worn.
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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