Many many years ago one of the beading magazines I get had a great pattern for a bead-embroidered leather cuff. I ordered the strips of leather and the copper cuff that would give the bracelet its shape:
Until I received the April 2012 issue of Bead & Button, which had a pattern for a leather bracelet by Tamara Scott; instead of beading right onto the leather, the instructions had you make the floral components first, and then sew them on. Perfect! And because so much of the leather background would be exposed, it would work up quite a bit faster than the original pattern.
I had to make some adjustments, of course. My leather strips were narrower, so I made fewer and smaller flowers and leaves:
Here it is: