I had a sweet coupon for 20% off my entire purchase at Joann’s, so I went hunting a bargain, and came home with silver vinyl. I got ¼ yard for 40 cents! So I thought I’d try my hand at making “leather” cuff bracelets.
Pinch the part you’ve braided so it doesn’t come undone. Now try to untangle the bottom by flipping the bottom end through the hole as shown.
For another variation, instead of just braiding L/R/L once, try doing it twice. It makes a tighter braid and gives it a whole new look.
Next, it’s time to try it on and trim off the excess from the two ends. Then round the corners. Here’s how I did it:
Now we add closures. I debated on this one. Buttons? Ribbon? Clasps? Hot glue? (haha…totally kidding!) In the end I chose snaps. I searched and searched Joann’s notions wall to find something stylish that didn’t require buying any setting tools, and this is what I found:
I followed the directions on the back of the package,
Place the pearl part on the outside of the bracelet and lightly press the tongs into the vinyl.