How to make rhinestone leather bracelets

After I made the Mystery Braid Bracelets my daughter asked if I could make her one. I mentioned that I had several leftover and she could pick the color she wanted. Being the girly girl that she is she asked if I could make her a pretty mystery braid bracelet. Pretty to this almost 4 year old means bright and colorful. I’ll be honest I didn’t know how bright and colorful I could make a leather bracelet, but I was up for the challenge. I took her along to the craft store and found rhinestone rivets and leather flowers cut outs. Then we went home and I figured out the easiest way to add a rhinestone rivet to leather using a scrapbook tool I already had on hand.

Rhinestone leather mystery braid bracelet

Here is a quick tutorial on how to add rhinestone rivets to leather bracelets.


leather bracelets

rhinestone rivets

leather flower cut outs

Crop-A-Dile tool

Leather bracelet tutorial

Step one

Figure out where you want to punch your holes on the leather bracelet, make a small marking with a pen to make sure they align correctly or are evenly spaced out. Punch your holes using the Crop-A-Dile tool. This tool has two sizes (1/8th and 3/16th inch) so use the size that best fits your rhinestone rivets.

how to add a rhinestone rivet to leather bracelets

Step two

Once your holes are punched place the rhinestone rivet through the leather flower and bracelet then snap the bottom piece of the rivet to the back of the bracelet. It’s seriously THAT easy!

how to add a rhinestone rivet to leather bracelets

For the mystery braid bracelet I used a thick leather bracelet and made the braid before adding the rhinestones.

I also have a tutorial on how to make a leather mystery braid bracelet.

Mystery braid bracelet tutorial

The mystery braid bracelet ended up being too big for her to wear but she loved the flower leather bracelet! She even asked if I could add charms to it..hmmm I think I have a creative little one on my hands. I’m looking forward to creating with her as she grows, I have a feeling she’s going to be super crafty! Maybe she’ll even have her own craft blog someday. :)

The easiest way to add rhinestone rivets to leather bracelets

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    • says

      Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life » Awww I would love that! I wish I was going to BlogHer food so that we can meet in person! Someday soon we’ll get together. :)

  1. Crystal says

    Love the bracelets!! The one with the flowers is so adorable!! Going to put these on my To Do list. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  2. says

    These are adorable. Just what I’ve been looking for as small extra gifts for some grads I know. Thanks for sharing and I will be pinning this for sure! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  3. says

    So cute Crystal! I think your daughter has great taste! ;)
    Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring these today. Happy Sunday!

  4. Lisa Burdette says

    How ridiculously simple! I just love when someone solves these mysteries – – and it’s funny how they always look impossible, yet turn out to be so simple! Thank you for sharing, I am headed to steal some of my husbands leather now (he makes gun holsters and belts), he’ll never know!

  5. Cristy Lillig says

    THANK YOU! I have an old leather “saddlebag” purse (late 60’s-early 70’s) that has a braided strap on it; but a few years ago, one of the strands broke and I haven’t used it since. Now that I know how to redo the braid, I can make another strap and use it again! VERY thankful, VERY happy!

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