Wednesday, December 28, 2011

How to Make 3D Leather Flowers for Jewelry and Accessories

By on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 5 Comments

Most leather tutorials involve either thin cording or flat pieces of leather.  Then a blog reader, Anna, asked how molded leather jewelry is made.  So here they are - 3D leather flower tutorials!

Some are folded or gathered, others are molded. If there is an unloved leather handbag lurking in your closet, you'll know what to do!

 Jen from Tatertots and Jello guest posted a wonderful leather flower tutorial shown above on Infarrantly Creative using leather remnants. Do check out the post to see the many ways you can use leather flowers. It's a super fast project!

Kim over at the My Cup of Creativi-Tea blog has a different take on the leather flower idea. It has some lovely bead embellishments in the middle.

BubblyNatureCreations actually did take an old leather handbag apart for this awesome dahlia flower like tutorial.

SpunkyJunky's Leather Flower Necklace is indeed nifty. She used a die cutter (Big Kick) to make the petals building up the layers for a lovely 3D effect.   Via

Sisters4saymoreismore has a delicious chocolate flower necklace tutorial using leather or leather style vinyl. Looks good enough to eat!

Molded Leather Flowers
If you want to learn how to mold or mould leather pieces to form a rose, then check out the wet method posted by Abigail over at AbigailsCraftsHowto.

The frilly effect can be obtained if you use really thin leather. The Martha Stewart site has a great tutorial including a video on how to make these pretty flowers to wear as brooches or pinned or clipped to bags, hats and shoes!

Milliners also use special flower irons either cold or with heat. Check this blog post to find out how it's done.

 Before You Go:
Original Post by THE BEADING GEM
Jewelry Making Tips - Jewelry Business Tips 



  1. Awesome tutorials! Thanks for gathering them.

  2. Great post here Pearl - where do you find the time to put it all together day after day for us - you are awesome! peace

  3. With great difficulty, Ruth. But I enjoy doing it so I do make time for this blog.

  4. wow! thanks so much for including us in such an awesome list of rockin tutorials! i want to try them all!!

  5. thank you for sharing awesome tutorials!