I’m really enjoying being part of the stash busting International Craft Challenge! It’s making me make something every month that’s been on my ‘to do list’ for yonks. The idea is, we focus on using up one material from our craft stash and then we all post our craft on the 30th or last day of every month. This month, I focused on using up some scraps of leather fabric I had lying around by making some Geometric Leather Necklaces. I am loving all things geometric, especially in jewellery and had seen some Geometric Leather Necklaces in a shop and thought…..it looks like I should be able to make that! I often think this and am then sorely disappointed or don’t end up trying! But this time I’m quite pleased with how they turned out.
If you’d like to give Geometric Leather Necklaces a whirl, you will need…..
- Small Scraps of Leather
- Stanley Knife or Fabric Scissors
- Black Felt (preferably the thicker kind)
- Jump Rings
- Necklace Chain
- Rotating Leather hole punch
- Fabric Glue
- Measure out your small triangles in any size you like. Draw the shape you require onto the back of the felt. I stuck with triangles but any shape would work.
- Cut out your shapes with a stanley knife to get a clean edge or use very sharp fabric scissors.
- Use the leather hole punch to make small holes in each side of your leather pieces that will hold your chain.
- For one of the necklaces, I glued the triangles side by side onto a piece of felt. Once I was happy with the positioning, I cut around the felt edges.
- For the other necklace, I glued the leather shapes onto each other. (Depending on the thickness of your leather, it may be necessary to back the leather pieces onto the felt.)
- Open up the jump rings slightly with a pair of rounded ended jewellery pliers and flat ended to close and fit them to connect the leather shapes and the chain.
- And there you have it….a unique necklace which I find goes with pretty much anything I wear!!
I hope you like them, I’m keen to try out some more shapes now, what do you think to hexagonal necklaces?!!
Please check out the rest of the Craft Challenge Participants and see what they made this month!