When I saw this knotted leather Celine bracelet (#3 on ‘The List’) in a recent Harpers Bazaar I instantly thought DIY!
I had a bunch of leather scraps leftover from some past DIYs so I decided to use some of the gold. I started by measuring out a piece 5” wide by 15” long. (If you have large wrists you may want a slightly longer piece. Remember that you can always cut off the excess.)
Cut out the rectangular shape.
Fold in the sides length-wise so that they meet in the center.
Tie the piece into a basic overhand knot. While tying the sides you folded in may want to come undone, but don’t worry about it too much.
Adjust the leather until you have a nice looking knot on top and the (unsecured) ‘seam’ is on the back.
Flip the bracelet over and apply some leather or fabric glue to the inside/wrong-side of the leather.
Before you fold the leather down into place, add a small neodymium magnet about a 1/2” from the end. (Note: Normal craft store magnets likely are not strong enough to work in this application. However, neodymium magnets can be dangerous, especially to children, so use caution when working with them.)
Then press the leather together and wipe away any excess glue that seeps out the end. Repeat the glue and magnet process for the other end of the bracelet. (Alternately you could use velcro or snaps to clasp the bracelet.)
To wear, wrap the bracelet around your wrist with the knot on top and bring the two magnetized ends together.