I’m hating the silence over here. We’ve been busy packing up Black Friday orders, driving 700 miles, nursing some serious head colds and doing laundry. Anxious to get some creative time under my belt this week, I made a couple necklaces with Penelope. She rummaged through my jewelry stuff and strung any kind of pendant and bead onto a leather string. I played around with some leather and metal and came up with this. I love how my new necklace turned out. It’s reminiscent of a bolo tie because of the length and windsor knot-like shape of the leather piece.
I found this laser cut scale leather in a scrap bin at Michael Levine back in May when I went to LA. It’s such a small piece. It’s so nice to be able to use small scraps for things like this, I feel like there’s no waste that way!
Make one with me!
Leather Gold-Dipped Bolo Necklace Tutorial
- gold chain 11-18 inches
- 20 guage gold wire
- 4 jump rings
- leather strip, 8 x .5 inches
- jewelry pliers
- liquid gold or gold foil
- junk brush
If you’re going the vegan route, go for felt instead of faux leather. Felt will wear and look better over time than faux leather.
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