Eyelets in leather jewelry can be both decorative and functional. Whether you want to add an industrial punk look to a leather bracelet, explore a new way to finish a choker, or find new alternatives to add embellishments, eyelets offer a clean and finished look to jewelry! With Rings & Things new EXCLUSIVE Leather Embellishing Kit, some leather and a little creativity is all you’ll need!
Here are simple step-by-step instructions for setting eyelets in a leather bracelet…
Gather your supplies:
Rings & Things recently added an EXCLUSIVE Leather Embellishing Tool Kit that includes all of the tools you need, as well as the eyelets!
If purchasing the tools and components separately, you will need:
You will also need these readily available items:
- Sharpie® or other fine point marker
Oh, so that was too easy you say? It really is easy, so I tried to think of something a little more unusual… I asked myself, how can I turn these eyelets from a mere decoration into a functional finding? I found a way! Here’s how…
For this one we will need:
- Leather Strips
- Oval locking jump rings
- Classic TierraCast® “S” hook clasps
- Leather Embellishing Tool Kit (includes all the tools you need, plus the eyelets!)
If you don’t have our kit, you will also need the following tools and supplies:
Determine the length you want the choker to be. Lay out your components next to a ruler or measuring tape to make sure they will end up the correct length. This project makes a 13″ choker. For a longer choker, you may need an extra strip of leather, or more jump rings to lengthen.
More inspiration: add an eyelet to a leather cuff bracelet, and use the eyelet to embellish the bracelet with fun dangles!
I hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful and inspiring. Happy jewelry making!