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Braided Leather Bracelet

Supplies:

hammer

scissors

hole punch

tape

button-stud/snap & setter

leather/felt

1. Print and cut out pattern pieces. Tape onto leather. Carefully cut two inside slits with an X-acto knife & ruler. Punch holes then cut out perimeter of the pattern.

2. Tape your leather to a sturdy surface, like a desk or slab of wood. Start a tight braid with the farthest right strand & count each time you cross a strand.

Ignoring the bottom part as you go, count up to 6. Once you get to six, start untangling.

Look at the bottom part, the strand that is on top should go through the hole. Follow the strand with the end of the bracelet.

Once you have followed through that end, your ends should look like this. Take the right strand & smooth it out. the end will want to go in between the right & middle strands. Once you have untangled that, start your second set of 6. You might need to untangle as you go as you run out of room. The bracelet pattern uses two sets of braids.

Here are the photos animated so you get a better idea of how it goes.