DIY: Leather + Climbing Rope Macrame Bracelets



It’s been a while since I made a bracelet that I was really excited about, which is why I had so much fun making today’s DIY project.  Stefan and I were wandering around Abbott-Kinney on our last trip to LA and I spotted some bracelets just like these in one of the boutiques.  I knew immediately that I had to make them.  The trickiest part was sourcing the end cap hook, but a quick search of Etsy remedied that.


Materials/Where to Buy:  Deerskin lace // Climbing Rope // End Cap with Hook

not pictured:  Lighter // Sharp Scissors


{if steps 5 + 6 are confusing, refer to this tutorial.}


 Be sure to press the cord ends into the ending for a solid 30 seconds to set!


Second & Bottom photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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  1. The Curvy Girl says 3.27.13

    This is fantastic! I am going to try!

  2. ALISON says 3.27.13

    These look so fantastic, really, great job Grace!

  3. Emma Finlayson says 3.27.13

    Pinning this to do soon! love the look and as I have large wrists, I like making my own bracelets to ensure a good fit!

  4. Alyssa says 3.27.13

    These are so cool–I love the rustic touch! They’re like the adult version of the sailor rope bracelets I used to wear in high school haha

  5. Such a great spin on those adjustable bracelets they always had at the arcade at the beach — you know, the neon-colored ones that you’d wear into the ground in elementary school summers — the leather’s the perfect way to make that look more mature!

  6. Sara says 3.27.13

    These look great! They look like a perfect addition to any outfit.

  7. Daisy says 3.27.13

    ohhh love these! you’re so creative!

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  8. Quinn Cooper says 3.27.13

    I love the end cap on these bracelets. It really does make the bracelet that much better. Such a great idea. They look really awesome layered as well.
    Quinn Cooper Style

  9. Erica says 3.27.13

    SO GOOD!!! xx

  10. Wow! These are the coolest! Can’t wait to make some myself!

  11. The Marcy Stop says 3.27.13

    Amazing tutorial! LOVE how these turned out, and they look equally amazing on.

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  12. Chelsea says 3.27.13

    Fun- these little guys will be perfect for summer! xo

  13. alyson says 3.27.13

    One of my favorites ever. Would so wear this… turned out so well.

  14. Very cool! I have a feeling I would never take these off!!!


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  15. Lauren says 3.27.13

    nice– doesn’t look too hard! thanks for the DIY inspiration as always.

  16. love the look of these! i’m going to attempt to make a few for gifts 🙂

  17. What a great mix of materials. Nice find on those hooks too, they’re really cool!

  18. Akaleistar says 3.27.13

    What an awesome project!

  19. Monique says 3.27.13

    Love this little DIY! Those bracelets are too cute!

  20. Little Red Book says 3.27.13

    Fabulous DIY!


  21. carlyjcais says 3.27.13

    Great project! I love the juxtaposition of the slick climbing rope with the earthy suede lace. And great find for the cap-hook…why are such necessary heavy-duty accessory-finishing items so hard to find at retail stores? Etsy to the rescue, as always!:-)

  22. Denisa says 3.28.13

    I always like DIY so I like that bracelets. Have a nice day.

  23. The Travelogue says 3.29.13

    Those turned out so cute! Love DIY’s that aren’t so girly-crafty, if that makes sense. Good work!!

  24. Nikki Rappaport says 3.31.13

    wow this is very cool! Fun one, Grace! Hope you had a great time in Dallas this weekend.

  25. Charlotte says 4.1.13

    Grace, how much of the deerskin lace do we need for each bracelet? Thanks!

    • Grace Atwood says 4.1.13

      Hi Charlotte, you need about 4-5 feet! Hope that helps 🙂

      • Charlotte says 4.2.13


  26. Lloyd and Wolf says 4.1.13

    Love these! Can’t wait to try it out!

  27. Sian Bowen says 4.3.13

    These are fab, would love to try making one!!!


  28. Jeannie says 11.2.13

    Hi..I looked for the end cap with a hook on Etsy, but couldn’t find it. All the end caps and hooks show two pieces, but you used just a once piece hook, right? Thanks for any help on this.

    • CAP says 1.3.14


      I found the same end cap except silver at a store called Ben Franklin, maybe you could call and order, maybe even paint to make the copper color.

  29. Shelley says 6.13.15

    What kind of glue?

    • graceatwood says 6.15.15


  30. Patricia says 9.8.15

    Love, love, love these. Can’t wait to make some.

  31. Aikku Lootus says 11.25.15

    Great! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Greetings from Helsinki!