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
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.
Put a split ring in each hole, then use another to connect the two leather pieces in the middle.
Add one piece of chain to each side.
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 :)