Leather Strand Necklace or Decor DIY


Leather wrap necklace DIY

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Leather necklace DIY materials

* Leather scraps {thinner leather is better for this}. I used the left-over squares I cut out while making my DIY YSL Cage Sandals …however, you could also use a thick upholstery fabric for this project instead
* Scissors
* Needle & thread, thimble & pliers

steps

Leather necklace DIY 1

* Cut squares {or any shape you’d like} mine were about 1/4″ x 1/2″ but not perfect. I liked the varying sizes for shape and texture.

Leather necklace DIY 2

* With a doubled threaded needle, poke through the end/middle

Leather necklace DIY 3

* Pulling through then, creating a single stitch in the leather, poke it through the end/middle of the other side

Leather necklace DIY 5

* When thread has all been used up, snip & knot it then repeat the process …adding more squares

Leather necklace DIY 4

* Continue process until you reach your desired length. I alternated smooth side with suede side for a better texture, leaving a bit of thread between each so it would hang as a strand.

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* Let it hang like a scarf {I’m most excited to wear it this way}

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* Create a shorter necklace by wrapping it around several times

Leather squares wrap necklace DIY

OtherUses

* Create several and use them in a doorway -hanging like a beaded curtain
* Decorate the ends of your curtains by hanging them from the rods
* Wrap around your wrist as bracelets
* Get festive colors & use them as runners on your holiday table
* Create your own use!

I love the minimalist yet luxe feeling it has because of the leather which kind of adds a cool factor as well. I can’t wait to wear it.

Have Fun!


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

17 Comments

  • anhesty

    September 21, 2010 |

    awesome idea! it def can be used in so many ways.

  • Morgan | Mrs. Priss

    September 21, 2010 |

    oooh, I LOVE this!

  • FASHION SNAG

    September 21, 2010 |

    This was a great DIY because it ends up having so many uses. Great job Maegan! x

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  • Craftmaker

    September 21, 2010 |

    Great! It would look great as a curtain.
    Thanks one more time for sharing 🙂

  • Lisa Petrarca

    September 21, 2010 |

    So you DID put yourself to good use during the football games! Very cool.

  • SailorWifey

    September 22, 2010 |

    Very cute and so simple!

    ♥ SailorWifey

  • Katie

    September 22, 2010 |

    It looks great!

  • jeskimoko

    September 22, 2010 |

    great idea!

  • Mary Ann

    September 22, 2010 |

    You make such great DIY’s that even non-crafty people can do!

  • yasmin

    September 22, 2010 |

    this is really good, you’ve inspired me once again!

  • Annie Spandex

    September 22, 2010 |

    Brilliant !!

  • Jan

    September 22, 2010 |

    I’m linking this to my blog! Its awesome!

  • Miss A

    September 22, 2010 |

    Love it, so simple and chic!

    http://www.creative-safari.blogspot.com

  • Sarah Klassen

    September 23, 2010 |

    Fun idea — love it!

    xo

  • vanita

    September 24, 2010 |

    Super cute! I prefer the last version. Thanks for the instructions.

    and thanks for joining in on my SITS discussion.

  • Naughty Baubles

    October 2, 2010 |

    LOVE this DIY (and yes, letting it hang freely like a scarf seems like a really cool way to wear it). Check out my leather DIY necklace if you get a chance…..

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/52721897/fight-to-the-death-necklace

  • Michelle L.

    October 6, 2010 |

    Highly cool, I love this!