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Unisex 8 Strand Braided Leather Bracelet Tutorial and Leather Bag Patterns by HahnsAtelier

You don't have to wait for Father's Day to make this one! This lovely unisex 8 strand braided leather bracelet tutorial is by South Korean artisan, Hahns, of HahnsAtelier on Etsy.  

The leather strands are actually braided over a central strip of leather. This makes the braiding even and the core will strengthen the bracelet. 

He uses 2 part epoxy adhesive which is strong especially since it is freshly made each time you mix the two parts.  Don't want to mix? I have used both Super New Glue and my current recommendation Starbond Medium (use BGSB15 for 15% ) for similar types of leather cord clasp ends.  Very strong.  Remember to leave overnight to fully set up.  

Also notice he puts the glue inside the cord ends before inserting the bracelet ends. Less mess than if you put the glue on the leather itself. The glue tends to ooze over the cord ends if you do the latter. Been there and done that!

He has a wonderful Youtube channel which shows you how to make beautiful leather accessories.  Some are completely free,  like this bracelet, to encourage subscribers for his exquisitely produced channel. 

He has generously offered these free tutorials and videos to help beginners and those working with his paid bags and everyday accessories patterns on his Etsy. 

Shown here are my favorites among his many beautiful leather patterns. Check out his Youtube for simpler designs if you are a beginner. 

H/T to Aims of Big Blue Barn Designs

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Original Post by THE BEADING GEM 


  1. Having grown up in a household where both my parents were furriers - the smell of leather remains forever in my mind. Doesn't matter if it's leather from a cow, lamb or any fur bearing animal. The smell of leather - and even wet leather when stretching something - is quite unique.

    I am forever in love with leathers and furs. I prefer to wear and use products that I know will disintegrate when they finally make it to the dump as opposed to plastic products that will remain the same for centuries - and when they do disintegrate - they pollute the earth. My fur and leather coats are 20 - 50 years old and I wear them every winter. I have leather handbags that are the same age - and the only thing that's gone on them is the zipper or lining. These products last and don't need replacing every other year.

    We should have paid more attention to the natives and their use of skins. They honoured Mother Earth and knew that natural products didn't hurt it.

    I have just shared this with an artist friend who loves to braid leather. I'm sure he's going to learn quite a bit from it!

  2. I love working with leather, I love the look, the feel, and oh, the smell of leather! thanks for the introduction to this artist.


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