I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a granola sort, so trying something new like a leather cord necklace really appealed to me, as it has an earthy sort of feel. I also wanted to break a few rules by mixing metals, so I paired copper with silver in this piece.
This really is a creative and simple project because you can choose the metals you’d like to mix (try silver and brass, for example) and pair them with some of your most unusual beads, or just some of those beads that have been sitting in your stash for a while just begging to be chosen (“Pick me! Pick me!”).
- mixture of beads and charms. I used stone beads, silver spacer beads, copper charms, silver bead caps, colorful glass beads and Swarovski crystals
- leather cord
- cord tips
- a clasp
- small length of chain
- headpins and eyepins
- a large jump ring