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Monday, April 30, 2012

Make a Splash LEATHER

I'm nearly thinking that the last day of April is trickier than the first.  Am I being fooled that the month is already ending?   Well, it's good for all, because I get to share another round of Make a Splash.  If you're new to my blog, you can check out the Make a Splash tab at the top of the page to see the great ideas from past months.

This month I gave my participants the mystery item of leather. It was a little selfish because I had a leather jacket that had seen better days.  I made one thing out of it, but would love some other ideas.  And my friends did not disappoint!

Leather Cuff 
 I love how you get kind of an edgy feel with the leather, but the edging brings it back to being girly and pretty!

Melly from Melly Sews
Leather Belt 
Melly and I "met" during American Crafter, and she wow-ed with some really amazing projects.  A couple of people had to drop out this month, so I asked if I could share this one, since it fits the theme.  Wouldn't this be great with any dress or long shirt?

Deona from Sweet Dee Daisy

Multiple Projects
The first picture is the jacket taken apart.
And the second is all the things I made from it. I made these things from the leather part of the jacket It, a large purse, a small make up bag or clutch, a small wallet, a necklace I embellished with buttons, a newsboy hat, and a flower.  From the fabric parts of the jacket I made a type of scarf, fingerless gloves and a beannie hat!

Oh my--it's like the mother lode of ideas for things to do with a jacket.  That purse is so cool!

And me (see necklace instructions here)
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 Flower Necklace
Like I said, I used pieces from a beat up leather jacket to make this.  And now I have a couple new projects on my list.  Thanks again ladies!   

If you love these projects and want to pin them, please be sure to do so from the creator's blog.  Also, I'm always looking for more participants, so shoot me an email if you want to be assigned a secret supply!

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  1. Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

    Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!


  2. Those are so cute! Love the leather! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  3. Love the necklace so much! Your other contributors did a fabulous job, as well! Thanks for linking up with us this past week! We always enjoy seeing your projects!

    Take care,

  4. I love this concept! I am always looking for great ways to spark new inspirations. What's more challenging than signing up for a challenge?!

    My email is FromLondonWithLove2011 (at) gmail (dot) com

    Can't wait to join in!