I've actually rummaged and bought remnant leather from my local fabric store as well as recycled a belt to make leather jewelry (see links below).  So if you like the look of leather, check out this great tutorial by Melissa  Esplin. I do like her contemporary design!

She not only shows how you can make her cut out leather bracelet, but she also provides a printable template.

Also consider making the cut out longer so it wraps almost all the way around the wrist with just jump rings and clasps to connect both ends.

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