Leather Jewelry

Jill MacKay Sizzix Jewelry Studio - leather jewelry project

Beaded Die-Cut Leather Pendant Project, with Jill MacKay

Jill MacKay’s videos, Working with Die Cut Leather and Embellishing Leather Jewelry Components  are based on cutting leather then designing jewelry using the leather pieces. The leather is cut using the Sizzix Big Shot machine along with appropriately layered plates and cutting pads found in the Sizzix Big Shot Jewelry Studio. The Big Shot machine…

Jill MacKay Leather Bracelets and Jewelry Making with Sizzix leather cutting dies

Leather, Jewelry Making, Friendship, and Family

Die Cut and Leather Love, with Jill MacKay Jill MacKay and I met on a favorable day in Tucson about 10 years ago. I was walking by her booth, admired the metal components and fabulous leather cuffs she was displaying, and was easily drawn in to Jill’s world, and was hooked on her design style.…

Leather Bracelet project by Tammy Honaman, leather, Swarovski cup chain, silver chain, Swarovski crystals

Make This Leather Bracelet then Sparkle and Bling!

Leather is on trend and seems to have a real hold on the fashion and accessories world. I had a lot of fun pulling together some of our most popular leather bracelets for our FREE “How to Make Leather Bracelets” and am happy to bring it to you during the “season of bracelets.” To add to…

Pharaoh's Finery Bracelet, by Michelle Gowland

Quick and Easy Leather Jewelry Making Finishing Techniques

When working with leather, there are a few ways you can finish the ends to create a wearable piece of leather jewelry. Most of the options fall under the term “cold connections.” To follow are some cold connections done in a fashionable way, creating jewelry we really want to wear! KNOTS Terra Haute Wrap Bracelet,…

Monreale Necklace beadwork design by Maggie Meister

Beadwork Designs, Designing for Fashion Trends or the Classics

Now Showing: Runway and fashion trends for Summer 2016 As predicted, for this summer’s fashion hits, we are seeing lace, satin and loose fitting fabrics. On-trend colors are in fact rose blush and yellow. Here are Swarovski’s Innovations for Spring/Summer 2016 – so spot on! Other key factors are soft metallics and pops of color,…

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Lost Your Jewelry Making Mojo?

Have you ever heard about the Hindu deity called Saraswati? Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of creativity, and she gets a lot less attention than her sisters Lakshmi (goddess of abundance) and Durga (goddess of protection). When you feel the urge to go on a jewelry-making binge and your beading projects are just flowing together…

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Kumihimo Using A Square Disc

After a few years of creating kumihimo braids using a round disc, I decided to throw caution to the wind and experiment with making my braids using this square disc provided to me by the nice folks over at Prima Bead. While you can make round kumihimo braids using a round disc, you can make…

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Fifty Shades of Leather

I haven’t seen the movie version of Fifty Shades of Gray, and I’m not a fan of the books (I only made it through the first one). But I do love the look of leather jewelry! Leather can lend a casual air to a dressy outfit, or it can dress up your everyday jeans and…