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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Make a Leather Necklace ...Plus More Craft Month!

{Make a necklace with scrap leather}

Leather Necklace Tutorial | Crafting in the Rain

It's time for another post for Craft Month! I have another group of talented ladies joining me today, and you can see each project on their blog today. Go visit the next section of letters in the series.

A-Z of Craft Month | Crafting in the Rain

H is for Home  ||  Organize and Decorate Everything

I is for Ink Effects  ||  Uncommon Designs

J is for Jar soap dispenser  ||  My Craftily Ever After

K is for Kite cards  ||  Our Thrifty Ideas

L is for Leather necklace  ||  Crafting in the Rain

M is for Monogram  ||  Lolly Jane

And now for mine. One of my favorite things about following trends is that it usually pushes me to try something I wouldn't have otherwise. After seeing leather pop up in many decor and accessory ideas I picked up a bag of leather pieces from the craft store for about $6. Most of the pieces were a tan suede, but there were a couple of pieces of this pretty blue in there too.

Here's what you'll need to make one:
piece of leather or suede
10 split rings
(2) 8 inch pieces of chain
1 lobster clasp

Make a Leather Necklace | Crafting in the Rain

Start by cutting the leather into two chevron/ arrow shape pieces.

Punch holes in the top and bottom corners of one, and the top corners of the other, like this. I used a small eyelet punch. You can use that if you have one, or tap a nail with a hammer to make holes in the leather.

Leather Necklace | Crafting in the Rain

Put a split ring in each hole, then use another to connect the two leather pieces in the middle.

Leather Necklace | Crafting in the Rain

Add one piece of chain to each side.

Leather Necklace | Crafting in the Rain

Each chain end then gets a split ring, and one side also gets the clasp.

Do you have any fun leather accessories like this? If not, National Craft Month is a great time to try something new :)

Leather Necklace How To | Crafting in the Rain

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  1. I love your leather Steph. I made and posted the exact same necklace last week. Great minds think alike! Can't wait to see you at snap!

  2. I love this- So cute and simple! I'm dying to make a couple!
    Melanie (www.finditmakeitloveit.com)

  3. This is beautiful! I can't wait to make one! Pinning!

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  5. I love love love this necklace! How do you prevent the edges from fraying, does leather fray?

  6. I LOVE THIS!!! So amazing!! I hope you come and link this project up at my Link It Or Lump It Sunday link party this weekend.... I can't wait for my co-hosts to see it. They will love it too


  7. So cute! I can't wait to try making this... Thanks for sharing at the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Linky!
    Teri@ www.abeautifullittlelife.com

  8. I love this necklace!! Can't wait to meet you at SNAP! Wish you were closer to Seattle than Portland!

  9. Yessssss love this. Just ordered a bunch of leather scraps, so this is perfect. Thanks for linking up at The Makers, Steph! :)

  10. I love the necklace! You made it look much easier than I thought it would be to make. Thanks for the tutorial.

  11. I've been drooling over similar necklaces for the past month or so! I'm also horrible at trying to put together jewelry, but you made it look so easy!! Thanks for the instructions!