We’ve got a very special gem up our sleeves for today’s DIY: a beautiful bracelet by the Berlin-based designer Vivi, the lady behind the label LeChatVIVI. Vivi developed the idea for this kind of bracelet in 2006, and it was the very first piece of jewellery she sold on DaWanda. 7 years later, a multitude of admirers are dying to find out how to make this bracelet for themselves. So, after giving it some consideration, Vivi has put this DIY tutorial together especially for all her fans. Thanks Vivi, we’re delighted.
You will need:
First of all, thread your leather strap through the button so that you have two equal ends, and tie a knot close to your button. Then thread your needle with yarn. Make sure your needle isn’t too large as it has to fit through the hole in your bead twice. Firmly attach your thread to the leather strap.
Then take your first bead and attach it to the leather strap. To do this, wind the needle around the leather strap and then thread the needle through the bead so that the needle is in front of the leather strap. Pull all the thread through the bead, so the needle is behind the leather strap, and then sew back through the bead. The needle should now be in front of the leather strap. When you’ve done that, take the next bead, sewing the next bead onto the strap from behind the strap. Now sew bead for bead onto your strap until it wraps around your wrist twice and cut away any ends.
If you‘re right-handed, it‘s best to take the leather strap in your left hand and the needle with thread in the right hand. Lefties just do the opposite. When sewing, make sure that the thread is pulled taut around the leather strap. Tie three knots at regular intervals in the end of the strap so that the button fits through for closing. Trim away any ends and you‘re done.
And for those of you who just can‘t find the time to make it yourself, Vivi has a variety of gorgeous ready-made options in her store.