How To Make Leather Stud Bracelets

How to make leather stud bracelets! abeautifulmess.comI'm not sure when it first happened, but some time this summer my go-to accessory became a little stack of bracelets on my right arm. There's always something gold and something with studs. I started collecting more and more bracelets before realizing, "Um, duh. I can totally make these!"Wearing a DIY leather studded bracelet!(Here's a recent outfit where I was wearing one of these fun homemade bracelets!) 

Here's a super simple tutorial for making your own collection of colorful leather studded bracelets.Supplies neededSupplies Needed: Leather scraps, studs, snap components, hammer, scissors. 

Sourcing Tip: Leather can be very expensive, and a lot of places won't sell smaller quantities. To source a variety of smaller leather pieces we tried craft stores and the scrap bin at our local leather shop. You can also purchase remnants on Etsy! For a vegan alternative, try high quality synthetic leather and vinyls from your local fabric store. When sourcing studs you can find all the basic sizes and shapes at a local craft store, but more specialty designs try a leather store or Etsy under the "supplies" categoryHow to assembleHow to assemble each bracelet: 1. Cut out strips of leather about 3/4-inch wide and an inch longer than you wrist's circumference. At each end, round the edges of your leather strips. 2. Take a stud and push it, prong side down, onto where you want it placed on your leather. The prongs will leave a small indent in the leather. 3. Take an X-Acto knife and make a small incision where each indent appears (make sure to have some cardboard or a cutting mat underneath your bracelet). 4. Push the stud prongs through the incisions and fold the prongs flat once the stud is in place. Continue until you have added all the studs you want. I usually use 8 or so studs. 5. Make another small incision at each end of the bracelet and attach the snap components on each end. 6. Double check to make sure your snaps are facing each other correctly and use a snap setter and hammer the snaps together.How to make leather stud bracelets! How to make leather stud bracelets! Have fun making something studded! For a slightly different take on a leather bracelet see our painted leather bracelet DIY. We made those two years ago, and I still wear the black and white one all the time! xo. Elsie 

  • awesome! what size studs did you use and where did you purchase them from? I’m having a hard time finding them. thanks

  • hi These are beautiful!Amazing and well done! So cute, looks great.
    That looks awesome…

  • I Love Jewelry because it is really cool

  • Hi Elsie,

    Just wanted to let you know we’ve featured this tutorial in our “Best of August” post. You can check it out here:

    Thanks for keeping us inspired and looking forward to staying in touch!

    x Ona
    Booni Blog: The Dubai Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Very cool and very easy!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Cute! I like that you can make these in pretty much any colour too! Do you find the prongs of the studs scratch at all?

  • Great DIY! I should totally try this! 🙂

  • Thank you for this amazing tutorial!!

  • These are great! I like the small studs the best. If you are interested in handmade bracelets to mix and match, you might want to check out these gold beaded ones I have for sale in my storenvy here:

  • Dude! These are totally rad! Thanks for sharing!

    XxMadame Ostrich

  • I love how simple this DIY is! I was at Micahels the other day, and they have the bracelet, but now the studs. I’m going to try to order some online and make these!


  • That’s the perfect diy for the fall time xx

  • These bracelets are so beautiful! I’ve always been really into leather bracelets and all that awesome summer go-to arm candy, so thank you so much for the tutorial! Why buy what you can DIY, right?

    – Juliana

  • What a great DIY! Love those bracelets! They’ve got a great rockstar vibe 😉

  • Really cool, there is something nostalgic about these. I LOVE a big stack of bracelets — I used to wear those plastic bangles all the way up my forearms.

  • These are awesome!!! I would LOVE for you to share this at “That’s My Style” Link Party this FRIDAY! I hope to see you there. 🙂

    Karla @

  • Awesome! I love leather bracelets but have a hard time finding ones that aren’t too big for my freakishly tiny wrists. Can’t wait to try this!!

  • How cool! I’ve done a few things like this some years back, but I still love the look of a big stack of studded bracelets! Thanks for posting!

  • Oh I sure do love a studded bracelet! Thanks for sharing ladies!

    Lulu xx

  • love these! i wonder where you can get those small diamond-shape studs? they’re the cutest.


  • perfect, I’ve been wanting to try this forever! thanks so much.

  • Oh I love these! They look so simple to make! Perfect DIY.

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • Those are so cool! They make us think of native-american-ethno-look and look like rockstar.chic at the same time.
    We are impressed and feel inspired! Thanks so much!

    Greetings from Europe,

    Birdy& Bambi

  • Ah these are so cool, I love these sort of bracelets, but I’ve never thought about making them. May have to try this out.

  • Love it! Love the colors 🙂 And studs are the new black. Thanks for sharing

  • So smart – you can make tons for the price that ONE would cost retail. Great DIY!

  • Brb I’m making these immediately. So cute! Thank you for sharing!


  • These are beautiful! I’ve always wanted to make my own.


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