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looks like a nautical knot, but it is not
This cuff bracelet was inspired by an Hermes belt I saw on Fashion Gone Rogue.

Posted by Donatella M. Published See Donatella M.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    * scraps of leather
    * E-6000 glue
    * craft stick
    * 2 - 20 mm pinch crimp end
    * 2 - 280 6mm jump rings
    * 1 - 12 mm lobster clasp

    * template

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    apply the glue generously on the wrong side of the leather

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    spread the glue with the craft stick leaving just a thin layer

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    place the second layer of leather (wrong sides in) onto the glued parts
    (make sure to have the leather perfectly smooth,
    without bubbles nor bumps)

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    draw the template on the wrong side of the leather

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    cut the shapes carefully

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    For tutorial purpose only (but I kind of like it this way as well) I'll use one part on the right side and one on the wrong side.
    Place the two round parts facing each other and one on top of each other.

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    The illusion knot will be ready in three moves:

    Follow the picture #1

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    #2

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    #3 done!
    now adjust by pulling the straight parts.

  • How to make a leather cuff. Illusion Knot Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Measure around your wrist and cut to size.
    Place the ends into the crimp ends and squeeze with the pliers.
    I always wrap some painter's tape around the pliers so I won't leave marks on the metal.

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Raven W.
Raven W. · Brisbane, Queensland, AU · 70 projects
That looks really good Happy Do you ever have trouble with the 2 pieces slipping towards each other though, 'tightening' the knot (and loosening the bracelet)?
Donatella M.
Donatella M. · 8 projects
actually, not. the double leather is thick enough and it holds up! thanks!! d.
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