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Easy Leather Jewelry

Posted by Enchanting Beads on October 25, 2012 at 9:01 am

If you need some stylish jewelry in a short amount of time, turn to leather. Leather is the perfect material for making trendy bracelets, anklets and necklaces, and it is a very fashionable choice. Here are some ideas for quick and easy leather jewelry that you can pull together in minutes.

Leather Wrap Bracelets and Anklets
LeatherLeather wrap jewelry has been spotted on runways, in fashion magazines and on celebrities. The look features a row of beads between two strands of leather. You can vary the color and diameter of the leather for different looks. You may also consider using stones rather than beads for a look that is earthy and natural. Create multiple strands of beads and leather for a chunky bracelet that appears as though it took hours to make. S-lon and Nymo threads work well for leather wrap bracelets.

Metal and Leather
Cube BeadsMake an easy bracelet using metal beads for a less traditional design. This is perfect if you want jewelry that looks a little tougher than the standard beaded pieces that you make.  Combine different shapes and sizes of beads, or use several different metals and finishes to create attractive and trendy jewelry that will look great with your leather jacket.

Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets are ideal for teaching children how to enjoy the art of making jewelry. Simply tie a knot in a strand of leather and add a bead. Continue adding knots and beads until the appropriate length is achieved. Friendship bracelets make wonderful gifts, and the children will experience the satisfaction of making their own gifts.

Braided Leather

Braided leather jewelry is easy to make and gives each piece a sense of dimension and depth. It is also gender neutral and it a great technique for making bracelets or watch bands for both men and women. Cut three strands of leather, and braid them together. For extra fun, braid three different colors of leather. Tie off the braid once you have reached the desired length for a simple yet classic bracelet. You may also incorporate beads or stones into the design.

Leather Bracelets with Large Hole Beads
Greek BeadsOne of the best ways to make leather bracelets is by stringing on large hole beads  Add a pendant in the middle for a stunning bracelet that will look as though you bought it in a boutique. Use a coil on each end to hide the cut leather, and attach your favorite clasp to finish it off.

Even if you are limited in how much time you spend making jewelry, you can still create beautiful pieces. Add some leather cord to your collection of materials, and you will find that you can make bracelets and anklets quickly and easily.



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