Wednesday, January 19, 2011

More Great Leather and Suede Jewelry Inspirations and Tutorials

One of my most popular posts is the one about how to make leather tutorials. Real or fake leather or suede make for less blingy jewelry. So if you need more ideas and tutorials, check out the next awesome crop!

Necklaces
This stunning and Easy Faux Suede Bohemian fringe necklace tutorial is by none other than LoveMaegan whose clever DIYs have been featured here before.

Chic Steals was also invited to enter the same design competition as LoveMaegan. Her creation and tutorial uses the same basic materials in a different way.

If I didn't say it, I'll bet you wouldn't have guessed the Suspended Leather Pendant inspiration by Carmi's Art Life World was made from leather. She used her die cutting machine for the shape and a hand punch.

No time to spare?Then check out the 20 minute leather leaf necklace tutorial by Kris of the Missie Krissie blog. A good way to use up leather scraps.

This leather link necklace and ring set by Doris B on Cut Out and Keep uses brads to hold close the leather strip rings. 

Bracelets
Auntie's beads has an excellent video tutorial on how to make these very popular wrap bracelet.Or try these instructions instead by Nicole on How to Make Jewelry.


Ornamentea's stunning Bee Wrapped Leather Bracelet tutorial illustrates different way to wrap leather.

This tutorial from Legendary Beads is a super bi-colored design. It's really unisex even though the designer called it Men's Leather Bracelet.

Maikitten's leather bow bracelet tutorial is pretty feminine and even more so if you choose to embellish it. A great way to use up larger pieces of leather. It's a German blog but I think the pictures are self-explanatory. Via

The Bead Shop.com has what they call a Very Forgiving suede bracelet tutorial. That`s because of the informal style with a relaxed approach to knotting.

The recycled belt leather bracelet tutorial by Barbara Mathhiessen for Earth Safe Finishes is so cost effective as you can get plenty of thrift store belts. The instructor has some great ideas on embellishing the leather but you don't have to if you prefer just the original belt pattern.

The stamped leather bracelet tutorial by Maria Nerius is more for inspiration. It doesn't actually explain how to make these simple bracelets but you can figure it out!
This simple yet bold leather cuff tutorial has been feminized with pretty buttons. I like how the cuff has been slashed so the non-button side also has visual interest. The tutorial is by Made by Me. Via

Earrings
Nathalie Mornu`s book Leather Jewelry: 30 Contemporary Projects (Lark Jewelry Books) has wonderful modern leather jewelry projects. Head over to an interview with the designer and see some of her creations. The tutorial for these free Leather Sprig Earrings can be located on Lark Crafts`Bonus page (scroll down).  Via

Brooch
Cheri of the I am Momma Hear Me Roar blog has a wonderfully versatile leather clip brooch tutorial. You can clip it to a t-shirt neckline, hairband or purse. She even made a matching belt.

More on leather:
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4 comments :

Azure Islands Designs said...

These are cool pieces Pearl...I've had it in the back of my mind to make something with leather for sometime now, but I've not accomplished it yet!!! Maybe I was waiting for your tutorials... :0)

Cheers

Crystal Allure said...

Such great interpretations and designs. I can't say it's really my style, but I'm drawn to the first necklace (faux suede). Thanks for the inspirations!
-Stephanie

Almost Precious said...

Never realized how versatile leather could be in jewelry design. The pieces that you've featured run the gamut from masculine to feminine, from casual to fancy, and from traditional styling to hip and quirky.
I thought I wasn't a "leather" person but there are a number of pieces here that really caught me eye, like the soft bow bracelet, the wire wrapped leather bracelet and the adorable leather leaves necklace...oh and also like the button cuff, the knotted multi strand bracelet and the men's bracelet is really cool, even for a gal ! Gee, maybe it would have been easier to pick out the ones I didn't like. :)

Shaiha said...

Great tutorials! Thanks for searching them down and sharing.

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