Maybe you aren't into hardware jewelry.  But this easy eco leather bracelet tutorial by Jegs Santos using handbag hardware has a number of tips which can be applied to your own bracelet designs. His design has a very bold masculine look.

You can get large pieces of scrap leather but failing that, you could dismantle an unloved handbag provided it is big enough.

What Jegs did was to cleverly notch the leather strip he cut out so it fits better on the hardware. So consider this tip if you are going with buckle clasps.

I also liked his no rivet simple and contemporary style way of punching holes and sewing the folded up strip.

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