Jewelry DIY Tutorial: Rhinestones-Leather Bracelet á la Balmain

The beginning of my DIY Advent calendar makes this leather rhinestone bracelet, inspired by the French luxury label Balmain.

With this tutorial both the effort and the costs were minimal, only one tool or to be precise, the hole punch brought me to despair. I extra have bought an expensive hole punch but still, I had to cut the holes into the leather with nail scissors.

So right before the tutorial starts, yet let me cry for help: If you can recommend a good hole puncher – please report it here;).

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. Broad (not too stiff) faux leather belt (or imitation leather fabric)
  2. Approximately 0.5 cm wide leather tape (can also be cut from fabric)
  3. Jewelry mat (at Tedi for EUR 1.)
  4. A good (!) hole punch, or (nail) scissors
  5. Scissors
  6. Glue (clear drying)

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1

Cut the belt to the desired length.

DIY Step 2

Punch holes on both sides into the leather band (or just cut them;)).

DIY Step 3

Thread the leather tape through the holes (see picture) and fix the ends of the tape with some glue.

DIY Step 4

Cut the jewelry mat to the desired dimensions.

DIY Step 5

Glue the jewelry mat on the belt. DONE!

Jewelry DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Rhinestones-Leather Bracelet á la Balmain”

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