Monday, May 23, 2016

Endless Leather's $50 Giveaway | Stitched Silk and Leather Cord Feature

By on Monday, May 23, 2016 82 Comments

One of my favorite materials for necklaces is leather cord. They come in different sizes.  I especially love the stitched leather cord from Endless Leather, a German international supplier. The inner cotton cores make these cords much more pliable and less stiff than the equivalent thick leather cords. They've now come up with soft stitched silk cord too.  I received some recently for review.


This supplier has all sorts of cord for every taste.  Metallic, faux animal print, suede, stitched jeans cords and so on!


They also carry some high quality findings. The stainless steel collection is worth a look!

The round stitched silk cords come in 2.5, 4 and 5 mm diameters.  They even sell them flat, without the core. Use them for all kinds of pendant designs!    I used the 2.5 silk cord for this turquoise colored wire wrapped vase of flowers pendant of mine.  The designs shown here will be appearing in my Etsy store before too long.



I used a thicker silk cord in a gorgeous dove grey color as both the bezel and the necklace for the next design. The crystal was sewn to the cord.  I did a simple picot beaded edge on the outside as a design detail and also to hide the stitches used for sewing on the bezel. The wire wrapping also hid the sewing I did to initially close the cord around the crystal.


I also used one of the thicker silk cords in black to make a simple choker.  A beaded tube and some opened up wire coils were added as the focals.  Check out this past tutorial post on how to add beading around leather cords.  Another tutorial to inspire is the side peyote one for easy decorative tubes I wrote about not too long ago. It is the method I used to make the tube below.

I also made the wire coils myself using bail forming pliers.  You can use any coiling mandrel you have so long as the size fits the cord - see my past post on 4 ways to make short wire coils.  I also make my own clasps and coil wire ends. The trick with the latter is to use thicker gauge wire - like 16 G. Check out this feature tutorial I wrote about.

I had a lot of fun making this pure copper wire wrapped vase of flowers pendant necklace. Check out this post which I shared the basics on how to add patina to copper so that it adds depth to the design and how to protect the finish.

Giveaway
If you'd like to win  $50 gorgeous leather or other cords and findings from Endless Leather,  please make a comment below. Make sure you leave contact info below if you do not have an online shop or blog.

Email subscribers need to scroll down the post they receive, click on Share Comment and enter your comment. Pick Name/URL. If you don't have a store or blog, leave the URL blank.

This giveaway is international. 

Extra entries if you become or are a blog subscriber or follower etc. If you also do shout outs about this giveaway, those will count as additional entries too! Please say so in the comments. (The exception is Facebook - just like/comment on the giveaway status there!!)

It ends in a week's time at 6 pm EST Monday, May 30, 2016 . I will pick the winner randomly and announce the results as soon as possible after. So be sure to leave a contact email if you don't have an online link or make sure you come back and check! Otherwise I will redraw in a week. Good luck!

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Photography
I used natural light my iPhone 6S with the camera+ app and the Modahaus TS320 tabletop studio for all final jewelry designs.  Additional photo editing was done with Adobe Photoshop Elements. Check out my How to Photograph Jewelry Webinar

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82 comments:

  1. It looks wonderful! I would love the opportunity to try it!

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  2. LOVE the simple choker with the beaded tube and wire coils! And I'm in the middle of thinking up new ways of fastening my necklaces, so this post comes at a perfect time!
    I'm an email subscriber: lauraproudman@gmail.com

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  3. i have been discovering the endless possibilities of using leather and bead weaving techniques to make jewelry.the results are beautiful and trendy
    edy
    ewinokur1@gmail.com

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  4. Such a beautiful assortment of cording, leather and findings. Wow! I would love to win this one. I have been working on using all these mediums and wire in my work. Thanks Pearl!

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  5. What a great giveaway. I would love to win it. Cin Hollins

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  6. Love the look of the larger silk and leather cords and have been wanting to give them a try. And Pearl, your wire wrapped pendants are so cute!

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  7. Would love to win this..Thank you for the opportunity!

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  8. I have just started to use leather, this would be heavenly!!!! Thanks for all the great help you give. It is much appreciated.
    Marlene
    mlsjewel@yahoo.com

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  9. It always great to try new products, specially quality products! Love to be able to try this!

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  10. Love leather & would love to win this give-a-way from Endless Leather. Thank you, Julie

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  11. This is so cool. I love leather, but it's hard to find findings to finish it off. Would love it.

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  12. Just tweeted about the post and giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/kayzkreationz/status/734743194215145477

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  13. Im looking for a new leather supplier and this maybe it. Thank you. Chericmeyer.com

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  14. oh, i just love these projects!!

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  15. Hi I love your blog! Lots of excellent information and tutorials. I would so love to win this prize!! my name is kathy corkery, corkerykathy60@gmail.com

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  16. I would love to try some of these out. They look really great. ekennedy0906@gmail.com.

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  17. I have visited this website and hope I win this giveaway!
    Thank you Pearl for this opportunity.
    Kathy C.

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  18. I LOVE this cord and would be so excited to be the one picked!! I follow your blog, twitter and FB.
    Thanks Pearl.
    Carol
    DesigningIt.etsy.com

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  19. Do you have a tutorial for the vase of flowers?

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    1. Yes I do. Here is the basic tutorial :

      http://www.beadinggem.com/2015/12/how-to-make-wire-vase-of-flowers.html

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  20. Wow! I would love to win. I think leather cord and bead woven beaded beads would work great together.
    I subscribe to your blog and tweeted.
    Debra msd.katz@hotmail.com

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  21. Beautiful leather and silk cords!

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  22. Oh these are not ways I'd thought of to use this medium but I love the ideas here! Would be great to win and try. Blog follower and subscriber, I can be reached at retro-grrl@hotmail.com.

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  23. Great design ideas. I have too been working on creating 2 necklaces with endless leather's silk cord and one includes a wrap around a focal which will be up tomorrow. Do check it out

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  24. The possibility of leather is endless. My granddaughter has let me know my work is boring. Would absolutely be so excited to win this one.
    blake31856@bellsouth.net

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  25. What incredibly inventive ideas for decorating cord. Love all of them! I really love that first focal that's like a flower vase. Very pretty!

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  26. wow! leather, beads, wire..... what more could you want! love it! would love to win!

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  27. I've been doing kumihimo for many years now and find that the results are generally more attractive to women. I've been doing a lot of "looking" at leather lately trying to come up with some way to incorporate it with my kumihimo to make it look more masculine. Sign me up for the give-away. I do subscribe to your blog and it's usually the first email I Open. Thanks.

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  28. I, too, am a big fan of using leather and silk cords for necklaces! Carved jade looks awesome with silk cording, and, I can't think of a better pairing than bone beads and carvings with leather cording!
    Would love to win!

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  29. Love the ideas and the Giveaway! sparklesalot2@gmail.com

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  30. Beautiful! I am always looking for nice ways to complete bead embroidery and aluminum wrap items!

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  31. I would love to win this so I can start incorporating leather into my designs and pieces.

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  32. Such beautiful leather cord !
    voltzia@gmail.com

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  33. This would be a fantastic book to use for jewelry making. Thanks for the chance to win.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  34. I am a blog follower. Thanks for the chance to win such a great book.
    dragonswing15137@yahoo.com

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  35. Oh! Your copper vase of flowers turned out beautifully Pearl! Fun to see the beginning and the end of it!

    Endless Leathers selection just makes my heart pound with anticipation. My eyes lit up with all the new selection they have and I immediately started imagining what I could use different types for.

    In this day and age people don't just want a 'chain' to go around their neck. They want the jewelry that they wear to stand out from everyone else and so using these variations - leather - silk - even the stitched jeans (I think a winner for sure) is what will catch their eye when they walk past your display. And as you have done - embellishing the cord or using it as a bezel - these are the things that stand out to customers and make it so much fun to use.

    Pssst - Lady Luck!! I'm over here!! Pick me!!

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  36. These cords look sturdy and substantial. They add a lot to your designs. I'd love to try them!

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  37. Pearl, I would love to win! I really like the choker with the beading and gold wire. Thanks, Pat S

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  38. Beautiful designs! Thanks for the chance!

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  39. I'd love to win! I hardly ever win anything. LOL
    iluvsamples68@gmail.com

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  40. Shared on Facebook and G+, and following on Facebbok. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  41. Greta gdmar@comcast.netMay 23, 2016 at 6:51 PM

    What an exciting giveaway! I do love leather. I am a blog subscriber.

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  42. I like hearing about great leathere stores. There are such variations with the quality of leather.
    I learned the hard way to find quality suppliers. I once bought some from ebay and it had a weird overpowering incense smell!

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  43. What a wonderful product.. I would love to win! Jean.Gimena@gmail.com

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  44. I would love to win this. Many ideas came up to my mind. I think I could use that give away to upgrade my creativity.
    I'm a suscriber. Thank you
    linda.lalibarte@hotmail.com

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  45. I love using leather cord with my wire wrapped pieces. Thanks for this opportunity Pearl!

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  46. Wow another Fantastic Giveaway!!! Your examples of jewelry are wonderful and creative. Th
    ank you Pearl. I would LOVE to win, the website is super and full of so many wonderful choices.
    Blog subscriber

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  47. What an awesome giveaway! Melanie72660@gmail.com would love to win!!

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  48. I have never tried making anything with leather before so I would love to win so I can try my hand at it.Thanks for the chance to win.
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  49. Im an email subscriber
    sally0630@frontiernet.net
    Facebook
    Sarah Scott Oswald
    Pinterest
    pinterest.com/sally0630

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  50. I tweeted on Twitter
    https://twitter.com/sally06301/status/734921539565543424
    sally0630@frontiernet.net

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  51. Would love to try something different from regular leather cords on the market! As you have shown us, some of the products allow for new ways to design a focal! Your flower vase design proves so versatile!

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  52. How wonderful it would be to win this leather cord!
    suzi@suziwollman.com

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  53. Love leather cord! I like that this one is more pliable and would be easier to wear.

    Fan and follower
    lorimahan71@gmail.com

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  54. Looks fabulous. Would love a chance to use it

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  55. Beautiful designs.. Would love to try something with this... thanks for the chance..

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  56. always looking for new cords for my Kumihimo work.

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  57. I have been wanting to work with leather cording it has such a nice natural look to go with rocks and shells. iheartjoe0712@gmail.com

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  58. Very nice necklaces. I really like the flower one.

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  59. Gorgeous leather! And beautiful designs! It would be wonderful to work with this leather. Thanks! kwhitney58@gmail.com

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  60. Love that these are more flexible than many leathers used for necklaces! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    Katrina@katrinapeebles.com

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  61. Love the look of this leather. Thanks for the opportunity! joycehorton@hotmail.com

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  62. Nice !!! I would love to win !! Thank you for this !

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  63. A beautiful way to introduce leather work to bead artists. Also an email subscriber to your blog. Thanks for another opportunity to win a spectacular prize. jroyis@shaw.ca

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  64. So many possibilities....!!!
    tcardillo@gmail.com

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  65. Sigh I have no blog page ❤️❤️❤️❤️ maybe someday soon ... I'm wishing everyone good luck

    (via Facebook)

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  66. Shirley Jones MooreMay 24, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    What a great giveaway! And I absolutely love your vase pendant!

    (via Facebook)

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  67. Lovely looking product. Thanks for the chance to win.

    victoria_farrell at hotmail dot com

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  68. Endless Leather sounds like a dream that I have often. I love, love, love leather of all kinds. Hi Pearl. Pearls and leather is great too. Pick me. Thanks.

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  69. Endless Leather sounds like a dream I've had and would love to have in the real world.

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  70. Oh my gosh, those necklaces you featured with the cords are stunning! Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist (at) aol.com

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  71. Love love love your choker - and so simple! I would love to win these components!

    Terri tbozet@gmail.com

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  72. love working with leather. designsbysusandbs@gmail.com

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  73. I would love to enter this giveaway. I will definitely check out this company for these wonderful products. Very nice necklaces. carlaheisten@roadrunner.com

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  74. The wire wrapped vase of flowers is a wonderful inspirational piece. I have just started using leather but have difficulty getting some really stunning leather and the components. This would be a wonderful win. chrisalis15@bigpond.com (Australia).

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  75. Wow... I made the deadline by 96 minutes! I would love to be entered into this Giveaway! katrogers1759@gmail.com
    And, I must say: Pearl, You Make Gorgeous Jewelry!!!! Thank you, Kat of Fairy Kat Kreations

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