DIY / Tutorials
Leather Necklace DIY
What you need:
Scissors or Craft Knife
Leather Scraps ( free samples available online)
Pen or Pencil
First begin by picking your design. Keep things simple if its your first go as cutting leather can be tricky. I wear a lot of striped outfits and I love nautical themes so I went for a little sail boat, plus its a perfect motif for Summer!
Sketch out your design on your leather using a pen or pencil, if using multiple pieces draw out the individual parts of your design and make sure they will fit together.
Using scissors or a craft knife if its easier cut out all your pieces, take care as leather tends to move around a bit!
Using super glue or leather glue stick the pieces together until you have your finished design, let dry and apply a generous amount of glue to the back where you will stick your necklace to the leather. If you would prefer to buy chain instead of using a ready made necklace you will also need to buy fastenings and attach those to the chain using pliers.
Leave to dry for a few hours or follow the suggested drying times on the glue packet, then your necklace is ready to wear! You could also make earrings or bracelets.