March 27th, 2013


DIY: Leather + Climbing Rope Macrame Bracelets



It’s been a while since I made a bracelet that I was really excited about, which is why I had so much fun making today’s DIY project.  Stefan and I were wandering around Abbott-Kinney on our last trip to LA and I spotted some bracelets just like these in one of the boutiques.  I knew immediately that I had to make them.  The trickiest part was sourcing the end cap hook, but a quick search of Etsy remedied that.


Materials/Where to Buy:  Deerskin lace // Climbing Rope // End Cap with Hook

not pictured:  Lighter // Sharp Scissors


{if steps 5 + 6 are confusing, refer to this tutorial.}


 Be sure to press the cord ends into the ending for a solid 30 seconds to set!


Second & Bottom photos by Lydia Hudgens.

37 Responses to DIY: Leather + Climbing Rope Macrame Bracelets

  1. The Curvy Girl March 27, 2013 at 8:52 am #

    This is fantastic! I am going to try!

  2. ALISON March 27, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    These look so fantastic, really, great job Grace!

  3. Emma Finlayson March 27, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Pinning this to do soon! love the look and as I have large wrists, I like making my own bracelets to ensure a good fit!

  4. Alyssa March 27, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    These are so cool–I love the rustic touch! They’re like the adult version of the sailor rope bracelets I used to wear in high school haha

  5. Liz {What Dress Code?} March 27, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Such a great spin on those adjustable bracelets they always had at the arcade at the beach — you know, the neon-colored ones that you’d wear into the ground in elementary school summers — the leather’s the perfect way to make that look more mature!

  6. Sara March 27, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    These look great! They look like a perfect addition to any outfit.

  7. Daisy March 27, 2013 at 10:34 am #

    ohhh love these! you’re so creative!

    & Pretty Things

  8. Quinn Cooper March 27, 2013 at 11:08 am #

    I love the end cap on these bracelets. It really does make the bracelet that much better. Such a great idea. They look really awesome layered as well.
    Quinn Cooper Style

  9. Erica March 27, 2013 at 11:19 am #

    SO GOOD!!! xx

  10. Stacey @ Likes to Smile March 27, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Wow! These are the coolest! Can’t wait to make some myself!

  11. The Marcy Stop March 27, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Amazing tutorial! LOVE how these turned out, and they look equally amazing on.

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  12. Chelsea March 27, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    Fun- these little guys will be perfect for summer! xo

  13. alyson March 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    One of my favorites ever. Would so wear this… turned out so well.

  14. Elizabeth // The Now March 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Very cool! I have a feeling I would never take these off!!!


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  15. Lauren March 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    nice– doesn’t look too hard! thanks for the DIY inspiration as always.

  16. chelsie | chelsie, darling March 27, 2013 at 6:28 pm #

    love the look of these! i’m going to attempt to make a few for gifts :)

  17. Erin @ Thanks, I Made It March 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm #

    What a great mix of materials. Nice find on those hooks too, they’re really cool!

  18. Akaleistar March 27, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    What an awesome project!

  19. Monique March 27, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    Love this little DIY! Those bracelets are too cute!

  20. Little Red Book March 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    Fabulous DIY!


  21. carlyjcais March 27, 2013 at 11:42 pm #

    Great project! I love the juxtaposition of the slick climbing rope with the earthy suede lace. And great find for the cap-hook…why are such necessary heavy-duty accessory-finishing items so hard to find at retail stores? Etsy to the rescue, as always!:-)

  22. Denisa March 28, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    I always like DIY so I like that bracelets. Have a nice day.

  23. The Travelogue March 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    Those turned out so cute! Love DIY’s that aren’t so girly-crafty, if that makes sense. Good work!!

  24. Nikki Rappaport March 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    wow this is very cool! Fun one, Grace! Hope you had a great time in Dallas this weekend.

  25. Charlotte April 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    Grace, how much of the deerskin lace do we need for each bracelet? Thanks!

    • Grace Atwood
      Grace Atwood April 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Charlotte, you need about 4-5 feet! Hope that helps :)

      • Charlotte April 2, 2013 at 7:50 am #


  26. Lloyd and Wolf April 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    Love these! Can’t wait to try it out!

  27. Sian Bowen April 3, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    These are fab, would love to try making one!!!


  28. Sian Bowen April 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    These are fab!!


  29. Jeannie November 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Hi..I looked for the end cap with a hook on Etsy, but couldn’t find it. All the end caps and hooks show two pieces, but you used just a once piece hook, right? Thanks for any help on this.

    • CAP January 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm #


      I found the same end cap except silver at a store called Ben Franklin, maybe you could call and order, maybe even paint to make the copper color.


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