Making A Cut Out Leather Bracelet – Ideas For Leather Jewellery

cut-out leather bracelet

This cut-out leather bracelet is the newest addition to my collection of leather bracelets. I made it using punch shapes, which are hammered to make holes in the leather.

You can create an amazing variety of patterns with these simple punches, giving the surface a playful and vibrant character.

cut-out leather bracelet

What you need to make the cut-out bracelet

  • veg tan leather strap
  • punch shapes
  • mallet
  • impact absorbent poly cutting board
  • edge dye, black
  • leather dye, I used light blue (Angelus brand)
  • a snap and setting tools (for closing the bracelet)

I tried out a different leather dye brand from the one I usually use. It’s Angelus leather dye, an alcohol based dye made in the US. I bought a couple of colours, they are really bright, easy to apply and even come with a dauber.

The light blue I used to dye this bracelet is beautiful, very indigo like, not what I would call light.

cut-out leather bracelet

There are several shops on eBay and Etsy that sell punch shapes for leather crafts.

The best deal in the UK for the Angelus dyes I found on eBay, here is the link to the shop.

By the way, the same brand sells acrylic leather dye which I have used before to paint smaller areas like inside impressions made with stamps (acrylic leather dye sits on top of the leather whereas leather dye sinks into the leather). I find they are just as good, with a big choice of colours.

cut-out leather bracelet

Here is a post I wrote on how to make a leather cuff bracelet decorated with a burned on design. Very different from the one shown here but just as rewarding to make.

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