Leather Tennis Bracelet Tutorial

Leather Tennis Bracelet
Easy Tutorial featuring the Spanish Knot
If You are new to the Spanish Knot and would like a more in-depth tutorial, click HERE
Required Supplies:
1.5mm leather (5 feet)          
4mm rhinestone chain (6 ½ inches)
Rhinestone chain end connecters (2)
Button (1)
GS Hypo Glue (Red)   
Needle nose pliers
Cutters for leather
Instructions:
Place the final rhinestone in the 6 ½ chain into a rhinestone chain end connector. 

Using your needle nose pliers, press in the prongs on each side of the connector.

Now the rhinestone chain end connector is firmly attached to the rhinestone chain.

Place your button on the 5 feet of leather, half way down.

 Hold the leather under the button with your left thumb and finger.  Take right strand of leather and place it under the left strand.  Hold it with your right hand where it crosses, forming a 1 inch “D”.   Let go of the button for a second, while you flip the same strand of leather over the top of the center strand.  Again, hold it where it crosses under the button.

Next, take the left strand of leather (still holding under the button with your left hand) and place it over the strand going out to the right.  Then go under and pass through the loop to the left, towards you.

Pull until you have formed two 1 inch loops that look like a pretzel.

Still holding under the button pull each strand (left, then right) gradually reducing the size of the loops.  Just push and pull until it’s lightly in place.  The knot should be located ¼ inch down from the button.  This is your basic Spanish knot!

Insert the loop end of the rhinestone chain end connector into the knot under the button.    Pull the leather firmly around the end connector loop.

Secure the knot by putting the GS Hypo Glue (Red) needle inside all the openings of the knot, using plenty of glue to keep, and pulling it tight.

Take right strand of leather and place it under the left strand and the rhinestone chain.  Hold it with your right hand where it crosses, forming a 1 inch “D”.

Flip the same strand of leather over the top of the center strand and the rhinestone chain.  Again, hold it where it crosses under the button.

Next, take the left strand of leather and place it over the strand going out to the right.  Then go under the rhinestone chain and pass through the loop to the left, towards you.

Pull until you have formed two 1 inch loops that look like a pretzel.  Pull each strand (left, then right) gradually reducing the size of the loops.  When the loops get to ¼ inch in size, pull on both strands at the same.  Push up on knot with right finger and thumb until knot closes over the rhinestone chain. 

Move down the rhinestone chain and make another Spanish knot, repeating the directions in the previous four steps.  Stop tying knots when you are two rhinestones short of your desired length.

Using your needle nose pliers, add a rhinestone chain end connector to the last rhinestone.

Tie the last two knots.  The final knot will basically only be touching the end loop of the rhinestone chain end connector.

Secure the knot by putting the GS Hypo Glue (Red) needle inside all the openings of the knot, using plenty of glue to keep, and pulling it tight.

Once the pattern is complete, leave a space the same size as your button and tie a knot.

).  If you choose, you can again leave a space the same size as your button and tie a knot.  This would make your bracelet adjustable. Complete the bracelet by putting GS Hypo Glue (Red) inside the end knots to keep them coming undone.

Cut off your excess leather about ¼ inch from the last knot.

Here is the finished bracelet in black.

Update:

You can order Leather Tennis Bracelet Kits online at www.beadworldinc.com/onlinestore!  Here are a few of our favorite versions:

  

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