It’s not only women who love to spruce themselves up. Men love showing individuality and personality through jewelry too – and what’s more personal than designing your own bracelet with the many leather cords and jewelry parts from Smyks.com.
Bracelet collection for men
We have created a small collection of bracelet for the stylish gent.
Surprise your husband or boyfriend with a unique jewelry gift, or let him design his own bracelet. All the clasps and beads are in hypoallercenic steel, and below we have an example of how to add a clasp to leather.
Most of bracelets are very inexpensive material-wise and can be made for about 16 EUR. Presented in a nice gift box, it’s a stylish and simple gift for the man who has everything.
See also our blog entry “Men’s necklaces with steel beads”
Bracelet in black and brown leather
This bracelet in black and antque-brown leather cord is wrapped twice around the wrist. All the different kinds of leather cords are glued into the same magnetic clasp.
How many times you want the bracelet to wrap around the wrist is for you to decide, but you will need between 20 – 22cm cord per. wrap – plus the length of the clasp. After gluing one end of the clasp onto the cords, try on the bracelet to make sure the length fits.
We have used the following materials for the bracelet above:
Before you glue the ends into the clasp, pull out the inner part of the clasp. Use the backside of a calliper for this, or if you do not have one, use a pair of pliers, though the calliper will make the process a lot easier and will not leave scratches on the clasp. If you don’t remove the inner part of the clasp, you risk the glue running and gluing the clasp together. The glue is put in a thin stripe alongside the inner walls of the clasp. Try avoiding putting the glue into the bottom of the clasp, as this doesn’t bind as well as if it is attached to the walls.
Squeeze and hold the cord ends closely together between your index finger and thumb, and push the leather cords into the clasp with a smooth screwing motion, ensuring an even glue distribution. Remove excess glue carefully without smearing it. This can be done with the corner of a piece of paper. If the glue gets on the clasp or on additional beads, it can be removed by carefully scrubbing it with a cuetip dipped in acetone or nailpolish remover, but try not to damage the leather cord.
Repeat the process with the other end of the leather cords. Let the bracelet dry for approx. 10 minutes.
Your bracelet is now done.
Bracelets with square braided leather cord.
For these bracelets we have used the following materials:
Til det brune armbånd er der brugt følgende materialer:
For the 3-row bracelet you will need the following materials:
These bracelets, that can be designed for both men and women, are really easy to make, all you need to do is to glue the ends into the clasp ends. If you’d like to add beads then these should be added before mounting the clasp.
Bracelet in mixed colours
You’ll need the following materials to make this bracelet:
20cm 6mm flat braided light brown leather cord
20cm 4mm black braided leather cord
20cm 4mm rustic dark brown braided bolo cord
20cm 4mm flat brown leather
40cm 2mm black waxed cotton cord
1pc. square magnetic steel clasp
You’ll need the following materials to make the bracelet above:
Bracelet with braided leather
To make the bracelets above, we have used the following materials:
20cm 7mm rustic grayish black braided bolo cord
1pc. 8mm black steel bayonet clasp
20cm 6mm natural coloured leather cord
1pc. 6mm frosted hexagonal steel bayonet clasp
20cm 6mm rustic dark brown braided bolo cord
1pc. 6mm magnetic clasp with stardust ball
Bracelet with soft round-stitched lambskin
For these bracelets you’ll need the following materials:
20cm 6mm dark gray round-stitched leather cord
20cm 6mm black round-stitched leather cord
20cm 6mm dark brown round-stitched leather cord
20cm 6mm rustic brown round-stitched leather cord
assorted 6mm steel beads
Matte 7mm magnetic steel clasps
Bracelet in flat light brown braided leather
Til dette armbånd er der brugt følgende materialer:
40cm 8mm flat brown braided leather cord
1pc. magnetic steel clasp
Bracelet in black flat braided leather cord
You will need the following materials:
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