Leather Necklace Beading Ideas
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My grandmother had given me a wooden bead necklace that had crazy safari animals on it along with these cool wooden beads in green and black. I took it apart and began to play with the wooden disks. I had purchased the triangle of bloodstone about a year ago and it was waiting for a […]
I created this silver metal clay necklace to intentionally be charmy and have tons of movement when worn. I attached silver clay rings and random clusters of brown glass pearls and crystal beads to a sterling silver cable chain which I then anchored to a color-coordinated leather cord to make the necklace a little more […]
This is my entry “Burlesque Butterfly” for the Challenge of Beaders United. The theme was Wings. I had this butterfly for some time, and the idea of attaching it to leather was already in my head. Initially I wanted the butterfly just surrounded by beads, but that is not me, I ended up covering a […]
This embroidery necklace is made with cat-eye cabochons, fresh water pearls, Swarovski crystals, and 11/0, 6/0 seed beads. Covered with leather….no toggle. Attached to a spiral rope necklace. I enjoyed making this necklace and it’s going to be hard to let it go. I love all my pieces but this one is my baby!
A beautiful goddess in pinks and copper. I embroidered her with copper iris colored glass beads, with bits and pieces from other jewelry parts for her crown which has a fabric pink flower rosette and mother of pearl. Inside is black felt and back is black leather. The same coordinating beads around the edges. Pink […]
Dragonfly Billabong is a representation of the centrality of water in Australia, a country where droughts feature often with a few “good” years thrown in between in order to make us forget. I used Lacy’s Stiff Stuff as the foundation. I dyed the white foundation with permanent black dye powder mixed into water and let […]
I named this necklace “Adira”. It’s Hebrew and means: majestic, mighty and strong. I hand forged copper wire to create the intricate framework. I took more copper wire to create the ornate wirework. The focal point of the necklace is the wirewrapped 15x14mm jet black Swarovski crystal. The necklace also has smaller jet black, siam […]
The wooden crescent used in this piece was part of findings reserved for an upcoming collection for Chanel. I was lucky to run across this piece. The texture is very smooth and the pendant is large and unique. I added intricately carved cylinder wood as an accent and coconut beads to complete the necklace. I […]
Starting from a design for ‘wiggly’ chain by Linda Jones, this was inspired by the Scribble Bark gum tree which looks as if Koalas have been slip-sliding down the tree. Gold plate wire, with a green venetian-style glass bead and two little clear Swarovski crystals. The ends of the fine leather thong are bound in […]
Purple is one of my husband’s favorite colors and animal print is one my weaknesses. So accidentally dropping a dyed hammer-shell bead next to a piece of purple leather in my workroom made me think the two were meant to marry! I accented zebra print shells, mother-of-pearl nugget shells and hand-cut leather with multi-shaped black […]
This necklace was made from 18 gauge copper wire. I randomly shaped the wire into a design I liked. I added a few copper beads to the wire. I then hammered the copper in a few places, mostly on the curves, to add character. I finished the piece by attaching it to leather cord.
A large leather rose in a dusky pink is the focal point for this necklace. I have attached it to sit asymmetrically and hand wired a trail of smooth coffee coloured beads which swoop around the bottom of the necklace. The piece is secured by a black satin ribbon which ties around the neck.
This is a simple necklace to construct but fashionably effective. I paired tagua and acai berry with faux brown leather which I hand-knotted to allow the natural “vegetable ivory” tagua to show. The necklace is adjustable. I added cherry red acai berry beads to the ends for a finished look.
This piece’s focal point is a blackstone pendant with a printed design, along with white bone and wood accent beads. The braided strapping is made of black, brown and white leather, with a handmade black wire clasp to finish it off. Black wire is used to tie the beaded sections and leather sections together. The […]
This set came to be because of a wedding commission. I wanted to practice the tiara with copper before going with silver, and then decided it would make a great choker! The stones are Turquoise briolettes that I wired together as flowers with a Mookaite center. The leaf accents are also Mookaite. I used multiple […]
I started by gluing the white resin rose to the leather, and then embroidered around it with white seed beads, crystals and pearls. I backed the creation with camel-colored leather. The necklace is strung with white beads of stone and resin as well as crystals of different sizes. It is about 20″ long.
I found this brown brand resin pendant on a shopping trip and couldn’t wait to use it. I love working with earth tones and this pendant gave me the perfect opportunity to mix it up! I used a one leather cord, green and gold glass beads, brown branch resin pendant, a small flower charm and […]
This necklace is a combination of my work with my husband. He creates the leather part and I bead it. This one is made with goat leather, metal, resin, leather rolls and wood. We called it Impact, because it creates impact with any clothes we wear: black, white, green, brown, blouses or t-shirts. Try it […]
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