DIY: Leather Cuff

DIY Leather Cuff Final

I know, I know… it has been a while since my last project over here.  I promise to be better about that in the new year.  Maybe not every week, but as often as I can.  These projects are my favorite part of this blog, but I’d been in a pretty big creative rut and all of my supplies have been packed away for months since my move.  That ends now!

I was inspired to make these leather bracelets during a trip to the craft store.  I found these amazing clasps {at New York Bead Center} and knew I needed to make some pretty leather wrap bracelets with them.  This is the sort of cuff that goes with everything.  Easy and simple.  They make a great gift, too.

DIY Leather Cuff Materials

Materials:  10mm Flat Leather Cord // E6000 Glue // Sharp Scissors // 10mm Brass Clasp*

*The clasps were a bit tricky to track down online.  Etsy had some options that would work here.  I also liked this and this, but neither are identical to the ones I used.  If you live in New York, go to NY Bead Center (on 36th + 6th Ave)

DIY Leather Cuff 1

Measure your leather by wrapping it twice around your wrist.  Wrap it tightly… the clasp will make it longer and you’ll get a perfect fit.

DIY Leather Cuff 2

Using a kebab stick, squeeze out a bit of glue.

DIY Leather Cuff 3

Use the stick to fill the end of the clasp with glue.

DIY Leather Cuff 4

Insert the cord into the clasp.  Push firmly.

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Repeat on the other side and allow to dry!

DIY Leather Cuff Final 1

Voila… all done!

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  1. The bracelet looks amazing. I love the clasp, it’s so chic.
    I’ll definitely look for clasps like this one on my next trip to the craft store. 🙂
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  2. Wow! I love it! I am not at all good at DYI stuff but I might actually try this!

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  3. jillian:

    love this! you could sell this it looks great! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  4. I really like how simple the directions are for this but make such a chic piece!!

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  5. zina:

    Love it! Can you write a post on how you keep your craft/ jewelry supplies organized in a small apartment? I’m constantly struggling with keeping things tidy but knowing where they are.

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  6. so pretty, grace! always love a great leather cuff.


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  7. Ahhh I’ve missed your DIYs! This is great, so easy and so wearable too. Love that clasp, wish I were closer to be able to source such rad supplies!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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  8. Love the clasp!!! here is another idea using some velcro:

    Love from MX!

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  9. What a great, simple diy! I love the look of this…looks like I found my next project! 🙂

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  10. easy and simple is right! love this DIY!

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  11. I created a list of 101 things to do in 1,001 days instead of a list of new year’s resolutions. One of them? To invest in a fabulous accessory collection and start making accessories a daily part of my wardrobe. This bracelet will definitely be one of my first additions, but what other pointers do you have for building an accessory collection as a girl on a budget?

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  12. Super cute, and looks easy enough that I could actually make this!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  13. Oooh I love this one! It’d be fun with metallic leather or maybe something hot pink! 🙂
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  14. Cute skull bangle, you have the perfect arm party going on, not too much and they all seem to go with one another 😉

    The Artistically Challenged: Beauty, Fashion, Music, Lifestyle Blog

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  15. Awesome! Love it! You should slap an S&S logo on it 🙂 Seriously, though, I think I’m gonna have to make this.

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  16. leydijonjon:

    gorgeous and so easy! love it!

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  17. Evelyn:

    Hi Grace- who is the skinny bangle by? The one above the Vita Fede?


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    • Grace Atwood:

      bing bang!

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      • Evelyn:

        Thanks! I’m in NYC too so this is a great find. Looking forward to following your blog!

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  18. Not done a leather DIY tutorial for my blog yet but definitely inspired now 🙂

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    Thanks & regards
    Hamida, Content Manager, Sulekha US

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