Everybody's doing it. Why not me too! These bracelets look really cool and they seem very easy to make. I had some leather, and got some pretty turquoise rhinestone chain at the Ornamentea booth at bead fest. I had lots of waxed linen on hand.
I darkened the brass rhinestone chain by dumping it into some black patina. It really helped the teal rhinestones pop! But my hands got dirty working with it and it did discolor my coral waxed linen cording a tad, in spots.
The bracelet took me about an hour to make, mostly because i wanted it to wrap 4 times. I had a bit of trouble with it twisting. I wonder if that's normal. after a while, I just decided to go with it.
The button, I used a fancy lampwork disc from Kerry of Kabs Concepts.
I am keeping this for myself!
Here is Ornamentea's tutorial- if you want to see some nice step by step photos, go to Honestly...WTF