Friday, October 7, 2011

leather beads necklace

The more I dig into the Brook&Lyn
lookbook for next spring/summer 2012
...and...


I
Had
To
Make
This
Necklace



The fact that I had everything on hand and didn't have to spend a penny made it even more (if possible) irresistible...

--> What you need:



* two round "templates" one of about 2", the other about 1-1/8" diameter
* thick leather
* vinyl glue and an old brush
* clips
* scissors
* a rope or yarn to make your own
* a clasp
* needle and thread



--> And here's how you can make the leather star beads:



* cut 5 round pieces of leather both for the  2" and the 1" diameter
* apply some glue on slightly less than half part of the circle
* place the other circle on top and clip it
* keep doing this until you get the shape of a 5 point star with a hole in the middle
* repeat for the other bead

Now, thread a cord or a rope through the leather beads.
I made an icord and twisted it to make it slightly thicker and use that, but everything works.

Added a clasp, and made loops wrapped in leather to give it the 'pull together' look!

Perfect. And didn't take long at all to make!!

xox, d.

will party here

8 comments:

  1. Turned out very nicely. I totally understand why you'd want to DIY especially if you already had everything on hand.
    xx
    maya

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  2. well, this looks easy to do...might wanna give it a try some time soon....
    Hugs
    Cle

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  3. Beautiful! I love how you made those star beads!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. such a cool idea, I' m going to try it.

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  5. I would love to have you join us at our linking party this week at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/10/celebrating-fall-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great week,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  6. o i love it! such an awesome idea:)

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  7. I love it! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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