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by: Dwyn Tomlinson
New - cork leather! And boy, is it yummy! Just as super easy to use as the leather, matte finish, and a nice, smooth, silky feel to it. A little stiffer and springier than the regular leather, I think.
Cut the cork to length - I used 8 inches, add the beads, and dry fit the clasp, then glue on. The beads were a little slidey - so I glued the end two in place.
I've also pictured below another bracelet with beads held on with wire wrapping. Unfortunately - the beads shown are long out of stock and from my private stash, but you could use whatever beads you have. I used about a 22 gauge wire, start a wrap, and wrap very tightly. Add a bead, a few more wraps, etc. If you wind up with a little slack in the wire when you are done, grasp the wire with your roundnose pliers and give a quarter turn, it adds a decorative twist that also tensions up the wire for a more secure wrap. (See photo below.)
Have fun with this "leather" - I think it might be addictive!
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| s32976 Adhesive - 3 gram Super New Glue - |
(Hint - gel super glue works well too! )
|Price: $ 2.38|
|Qty: 4||s35358 Beads - Regaliz - Wrapped Leaves - Antique Silver||Price: $ 2.93|
|Qty: 1||s36015 Findings - Regaliz - Magnetic Clasp - Pewter||Price: $ 9.28|
|Sorry, Out of Stock|
| s39354 Leather - 10 mm Cork Leather - Regaliz - Natural (Inch)|
(This is the one in the starfish bracelet, if you prefer the colour. Both are nice! )
|Price: $ 1.28|
| s39355 Leather - 10 mm Cork Leather - Regaliz - Saddle Up (Inch)|
(I used 8 inches)
|Price: $ 1.28|
| impssw24gahh Sterling Wire - 24 gauge/ 0.5 mm Round - Half Hard (foot)|
(I used about 2 feet of sterling wire - sterling because it is going to show - but a nice copper based wire like the Artistic Wire will work just as well. )
|Price: $ 2.45|
|Qty: 4|| s24132 Thai Silver - 25 mm Stone-Textured Lentil - Antiqued Sterling (1)|
(Those wonderful starfish are out of stock - but these might look cool instead. )
|Price: $ 11.35|
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