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How to make an embellished leather necklace

How to make an embellished leather necklace and so on

 

IMG_2605Maybe some of you fell in love with this cute and cool fashion gimmick like I did at first sight…

This little instruction is for you:

First you need a soft leather stripe with both edges folded properly. I found mine at a shop on amazon. I chose 2 meters of this middle sized one in black (here in beige) as this was the only one with both edges folded. If you order 2 times 1 meter the ribbon will be delivered as one large strip (perfect!!!). To be very sure you could write a note to the seller additionally.

Source: http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B019QWUZ48?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Then you need a lot of glittering stuff like pearls and crystals in different sizes and slightly different colors. I also found some on amazon but I didn’t want to pay delivering costs for every single pearl… In order to that I found another shop called everglaze24 where I bought most of the pearls and crystals. To be sure to have enough of those little filling crystals I bought some more at our local crafts store. Regarding the size, it is best not to take too large elements. 0,8cm max. width is enough. On bracelet N°2 you can see how it looks to take pearls of a size of 1cm, the one in the middle, – I think for the necklace it is too large. Please double-check if the hole in the pearls are wide enough for a needle. Some of my tiny little pearls I wanted to stitch on my beyond patience blouse were to tight and I couldn’t use them.

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Before everything was delivered I constantly thought about how to attach these pearls and crystals on the leather. I estimated it to be to stiff and thick to stitch it directly with a normal needle – but it wasn’t. It was a little bit difficult but went much better than I expected it. And the thread at the back doesn’t disturb at all 🙂
Additionally I took a little tool for those cases when the needle stuck in the material but the challenge was quite doable.

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The next is to arrange every of your pearls and crystals regularly so that both endings of the ribbon look almost the same. I compared it to the original one on the website of Schumacher to have a kind of instruction. That’s it!

These detail pictures will give you a better impression of how to arrange the elements and how much are needed of them:

The necklace
Bracelet N°1
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Bracelt N°2
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Bracelet N°2 from above

Have fun making and especially wearing them!with love

PS: Don’t forget to ask for international shipping.