Easy Braided Bracelet DIY

This cute braided bracelet DIY is so easy to make. The toughest part is deciding on a color scheme. Learn how to make these pretty bracelets here.

Today I come doubly excited! Oh yeah! Today I’m sharing a super fun and easy crafty Jewelry piece that I just LOVE and I’m also sharing my very first video tutorial ever in this easy braided bracelet DIY.

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How cool is that? But ok, please, forgive my video mistakes as it’s my first and I kind of moved the camera by accident a couple of times and also went out of the camera. I’m still getting the hang of it. Still, I love how it turned out!!!

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Creating braided bracelet DIY

I saw this bracelet a long time ago and it got stuck in my head. Although I’m not sure it was made exactly like this, I thought I would finally give it a try with how I could remember.

It’s fun, it’s easy to make, and most of all it’s so versatile. You can make it in any color; you can combine colors and metallic parts and you can use different sizes of cord and jump rings. I had so much fun I made 3 all at once LOL.

Easy crafts are my faves, anything I can make in minutes or at least within the same day is awesome and that’s why I loved these braided leather bracelets so much.

This style of bracelet is so quick to make, in one hour you can have about 10 of these finished LOL. Hope you enjoy this tutorial and that it inspires you to make some for yourself.

This braided bracelet DIY is one perfect craft to work with kids. You can let them do the braiding or looping and you take care of the pliers at the end.

These cuties are also perfect as fun friendship bracelets and gifts! You will never go wrong with crafty jewelry!

DIY Easy Braided Bracelet Trio image

Why do you call this a braided bracelet?

Well, that was the closest name I could find. Although it’s not an actual braid, it kind of looks like one.

How to Make a DIY Braided Bracelet

So Let’s get to it, shall we?

You’ve got this!!

Supplies:

  • 2 Leather cord strands
  • Lobster clasp
  • About 10 to 15 jump rings {the size should be twice the width of the cord}
  • 2 Cord crimp clasp ends
  • {the size should be twice the width of the cord}
  • Nose Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue *optional.
view of Supplies needed for diy braided leather bracelet

Step by Step Instructions:

Here is the video tutorial for this cute and Easy Braided Leather Bracelet. However, if you are more of a photo step-by-step kind of person just scroll down and keep reading!

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Preferably work on a flat surface, depending on the colors you are working with, I even recommend laying a white sheet so you can see all the little items you are going to use for this bracelet project.

Step 1: The braiding

  1. Start by getting your 2 leather cord strands and align them together. Then insert them into one jump ring: one strip from front to back and the other one from back to front. Like this:
closer view of  leather and gold bracelet
  1. Then insert a second jump ring but then inverse the process. The strip that came from the back, insert it from front to the back. You should get something like this:
view of beginning a braided leather bracelet
  1. Keep inserting jump rings alternating the strips until you get the right size for your wrist.
closer view of braided bracelets patterns
general view of braided bracelets how to

Step 2: Install crimp clasp ends

  1. Cut any leftover of the leather cord leaving a few millimeters to put the cord ends.
  1. Put together both cord strip ends and put in place the cord crimp end, optionally add a dab of fabric glue and close it. With a flat nose plier secure the cord end. These type of cord ends has sort of teeth so once you secure them they won’t come off unless you push really hard.
view of finished ends for leather bracelet

Step 3: Install clasp

  1. Open a jump ring with your pliers and insert the cord end and your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
view of Adding the clasp for a braided leather bracelet
  1. Do the same on the other end of the bracelet but this time insert only the cord end. Close the jump ring.
  2. Repeat this process with different cords and colors.
image of finished clasps for a braided leather bracelet

There you go, You got yourself some really cute Braided bracelets!

image of finished clasps for a braided leather bracelet closed
image of three braided bracelets leather
on the wrist

How cute and pretty are these easy braided bracelets?

Optionally and as a final touch, you can add charms hanging from the jump rings so you can have your own charm bracelets.

I decided to keep them simple and I love it!

DIY Easy Braided Bracelet in different colors on the wrist
image of DIY Easy Braided Bracelet
image of DIY Easy Braided Bracelet Aqua color
image of DIY Easy Braided Bracelet Pink color
image of DIY Easy Braided Bracelet Baige colo
closer view of three Easy Braided Bracelet Pretty

LIKE IT??? Please leave me your comments and ideas below in the comments!

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of cords can be used for this DIY braided bracelet?

I used leather cord, but heavy or thick ribbon can work, jersey -r t-shirt yarn can make super cute bracelets too. But the best results can be found with a leather cord for sure.

What size cord and jump rings do you need to use for this braided bracelet?

Ok short answer, it depends. The size of the cord is totally up to you but the jump ring size and crimp clasp will depend on the size of the cord. For example: for a 3mm leather cord, you would use a 6mm jump ring and crimp. If your cord is 6mm, then your jump rings and crimps should be 12mm.

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DIY Easy Braided Bracelet in different colors on the wrist

Easy Braided Bracelet DIY

Camila Rojas
This cute braided bracelet DIY is so easy to make. The toughest part is deciding on a color scheme. Learn how to make these pretty bracelets here.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course DIY & Craft
Cuisine Easy Crafts, Handmade Jewelry
Servings 1

Equipment

  • Nose Pliers
  • scissors

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Leather cord strands
  • Lobster clasp
  • About 10 to 15 jump rings {the size should be twice the width of the cord}
  • 2 Cord crimp clasp ends {the size should be twice the width of the cord}
  • Fabric glue *optional.

Instructions
 

  • Preferably work on a flat surface, depending on the colors you are working with, I even recommend laying a white sheet so you can see all the little items you are going to use for this bracelet project.

STEP 1: THE BRAIDING

  • Start by getting your 2 leather cord strands and align them together. Then insert them into one jump ring: one strip from front to back and the other one from back to front.
  • Then insert a second jump ring but then inverse the process. The strip that came from the back, insert it from front to the back. You should get something like this:
  • Keep inserting jump rings alternating the strips until you get the right size for your wrist.

STEP 2: INSTALL CRIMP CLASP ENDS

  • Cut any leftover of the leather cord leaving a few millimeters to put the cord ends.
  • Put together both cord strip ends and put in place the cord crimp end, optionally add a dab of fabric glue and close it. With a flat nose plier secure the cord end. These type of cord ends has sort of teeth so once you secure them they won’t come off unless you push really hard.

STEP 3: INSTALL CLASP

  • Open a jump ring with your pliers and insert the cord end and your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  • Do the same on the other end of the bracelet but this time insert only the cord end. Close the jump ring.
  • Repeat this process with different cords and colors.
  • There you go, You got yourself some really cute Braided bracelets!
  • Optionally and as a final touch, you can add charms hanging from the jump rings so you can have your own charm bracelets.
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33 Comments

  1. I love the cute and easy braided bracelet and would like to know where you purchased the supplies. The sizes of each piece you used. I’m in charge of doing a craft for our ladies Sunday school class and would like the everyone to make themselves these bracelets. Thank you. LAS

    1. Hi LAS,
      It’s hard to say where to buy supplies since we might not live in the same country. I live in Spain. My guess is that either on any craft store or Amazon can be your best guess.
      The sizes: I used a 3mm leather cord, 6mm jump rings and 6mm cord crimp ends. If you find for example 4mm cord then it would be 8mm jump rings.
      hope this helps!!!
      Hugs and best of luck!

      1. 5 stars
        Thank you so much. This helps a lot. Now I can find these on amazon or at my craft store.

  2. 5 stars
    I am beyond excited to have found your site! I have been wanting to learn to make bracelets and your tutorial makes it so beginner friendly with easy to follow written/photo instructions and a video. Now I don’t feel so scared to try making them and can’t wait to expand into your other bracelet diys :) Definitely pinning this!!

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Camila! Lovely with easy making sometimes. Good start with your video, you have to start somewhere. More time for the supplies to show and when you start braid let it go sloooowly so we are able to understand then you can fast forward. My thought about it.
    And as the other says closer to the object. Now I got another have-to-do-project.
    Thank´s for tutorial/video.

    1. Hi Marie!

      Thank you so much for your feedback! So appreciated!
      Hope you have lots of fun creating these braided bracelets!
      Sending love and hugs!

  4. Love this DIY bracelet and may be planning a program for it. One question, does the lobster clasp come with the round ends that connect to the cord?

    1. Donna thank you very much!
      Those are called jump rings and it depends on the brand and where you buy those supplies. Sometimes the pack comes with lobster clasps and jump rings and sometimes you have to buy them separately. However, I found it better to always buy them separately because I can control the size of the jump rings. I usually prefer working with smaller jump rings than those that come with clasps. Hope this helps!
      Hugs

  5. Hi Camila
    I love these bracelet, I would like to make different colors, but I just need to ask you how long are the leather cords that you used and what size of jump rings too. I will really appreciate your help. Thank you

    1. I’m so sorry for the late reply Samantha, If you are still interested, I used 6mm clamp. Hope this helps.
      Thank you for stopping by!
      Hugs

  6. This is a really cute idea, but your video needs to zoom in closer, it is too hard to see what you are doing, since work is so small.

    1. Hi Jade,

      Thank you for your feedback and insight. As you might have read this was my very first video and I’ve been working around new strategies and more effective ways to create them. I’ll keep your suggestion in mind for future videos, zooming in more when the work is more intricate.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and leaving me your ideas!
      Hugs

  7. Wow, what a great idea! So if I use a 3mm cord what size ring should I use, 6mm or 8mm? I’m looking forward to making these with my daughter and her friends.

    1. THANK YOU so much!!! Yes I used 3mm leather cord and 6mm Jump rings. If you use 8mm the loops would be too loose. Hope you both have fun making these bracelets!

      Hugs and thanks so much for stopping by!

  8. I love your bracelets however there are so many ads that leaving this comment is way too much of a challenge as page keeps opening and closing!

    1. Hi Sandy, So sorry to hear you are having a hard time on my site. I would appreciate if you could explain a bit more what’s the issue so I can work on it. Why exactly do you say the page keep opening and closing? My Ads are not suppose to be invasive nor opening new pages. You are the first person saying this and I would like you to be the last, so I’m interested in knowing the exact problem so I can fix it.

      Thank you for still leaving your lovely comment and letting me know there is something going on.

      HUgs!

  9. Thanksssss a lot Cami I very wonderful to let’s it everyone who’s whatch this pages Go ahead God bless U and u whole Famíly and Friends hug &kisses??

    1. Thank you so much Hada. Your kind words are so much appreciated! I’m so glad yo like this project and that you make many of these!

      Hugs

    1. 5 stars
      Hi,
      I found this and love it. I just need to know how long leather cord and size of lobster claws.

      Thank you so much for sharing this. I can’t wait to make this.

      1. Hi Ching,
        Well, the length of the cord will depend on your wrist perimeter + 1/2 inch or so. The lobster clasp it’s up to you. One that you like better. I would suggest one close to the size of the jump ring. For example, this one each cord is 3mm so the jump rings are 6mm, so I would go for one between 6 and 8 mm. But hey! To be honest there are many pretty claps out there that could also look great. just follow your taste and use what you love!
        Hugs and thank you for stopping by!!!

  10. Cami, your bracelets are wonderfully beautiful — and don’t look just too difficult to make. But, most of all, your video is PERFECT! I saw absolutely nothing wrong with it! Great job — and I look forward to viewing more of them in the future. Thanks for the lesson! Smiles, Linda at Paper Seedlings

    1. Awww Linda Thank you so so much!!! You have no idea how much your lovely words means to me. As a huge admirer of your cards, your comment is a great compliment. You are so sweet!!!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my post and video and also for leaving me such a lovely comment!

      Hugs and XOXO

    1. Yayyyy! So glad you like it. It is easy to make indeed! And you can make in any color you like and as many as you want!!! Love trios!!!
      XOXO

    1. Thank you so much Kaylene!!! I love how that one turned out too and love how it goes with the teal one! Thank you so much for stopping by!!!

      Hugs