DIY - Hook Bracelet
Being a college student, I don’t have the financial means of buying all the things I want. Especially since menswear isn’t one of the cheaper things in life. When I first laid eyes on a hook bracelet, I knew that I had to have one. But looking at the price tags on them ($40, $60, $90), I had to find an alternative. They’re simple and inexpensive enough to make.
What you need:
Leather boot laces ($4 for a pair of 72 inch laces) — You can use any material you’d like for this. I just like the look of leather lace.
Fishing hook with an eye large enough for the leather lace to fit through (Dad’s an avid fisher, but these shouldn’t be more than a dollar each.)
Metal file or dremel
1. Cut out a 25 inch length of leather. This will be enough to loop around the wrist twice. Feel free to add length for more loops.
2. File down the point and barb of the fishing hook. You do not want this stabbing you in the wrist.
3. Tie the leather to the fishing hook using a simple slip knot or the knot pictured if preferred. The slip knot is a bit slimmer and uses less rope but it doesn’t look as nice.
4. Tie the end as pictured. I’m not sure what kind of knot this is called, but it’s basically a slip knot with an extra loop. It is adjustable like a slip knot but should relatively stay in place when tightened up.