For today's DIY I have gone with really simple and paired down leather heart bracelets. I always say to myself "don't do cheesey heart valentines DIY's' but then the urge gets too strong and all I can think about is heart shaped things. I made these before breakfast on Sunday when I started playing around with my favourite leather scraps and a heart shaped hole punch, they are quick simple and are perfect for dishing out to your loved ones. I don't normally use these subtle colours but I think soft colours work perfectly and stop them looking too sweet. Here's how to make.
Materials - Thin leather scraps (mine where from Ebay), heart hole punch, 5mm jump-rings, 7mm jump ring, fine chain, bolt ring - See this findings post for all details.
Step 1. Punch hearts in the leather
Step 2. Using a needle or something sharp pierce holes either side and thread a jump ring through (thread the jump ring at this stage as sometimes the holes can close up)
Step. 3. Cut lengths of chain exactly the same size as your wrist measurement and then add a bolt clasp to one end and a jump-ring to the other, See my jump-ring tutorial for more details.
Step 4. Link your chain together and cut exactly in half. Fix the heart to chain using the jump ring.
I added some connector chain to a few bracelets and then finished off with a small heart at the end. This is perfect if you are giving as a gift and unsure of the wrist size you are making for.
I joined a few hearts together - if you are doing this, make sure your chain is a bit shorter than your wrist length to allow for the extra hearts.
I really love the simplicity of these, they look great stacked together but also worn with your other favourite bracelets and dare I say it slightly Spring like! Happy Making! x