Easy pleather necklace tutorial
I lay awake last night thinking of all the things I want to make. Every now and again I trawl other
|Make your own bold pleather necklace|
DIY fashion and crafting sites and get so inspired I get manic with ideas.
My favourite bigger sites are: –
So Sew Easy
True Blue Me and You
Brit + Co
Those are only the ones I know about. Probably loads still to discover. I also follow heaps of one person DIY-ers. You can find that list on my blog. Which means my reading list is HUGE. A lot of stuff is the same only different. People get a bit tense about ideas being stolen and credits. Meanwhile it’s the same concept being bandied over and over.
|What you need to make this necklace|
Perhaps it is an issue? Right now my blog isn’t big enough for me to get in a froth about it. I put my ideas out there hoping to inspire people to make or up cycle before buying. I’m only too happy if someone uses my ideas. I can come up with a million more. I plan to be making and blogging for a long, long time.
In the past I tried to remember where I first saw something, and hopefully credit the correct blogger.
The other day I discovered – by mistake – a bunch of broken back links. Those people have gone! Poof! So now I have to figure out how to clean up my blog. Sigh!
|You need the above items|
The point of all this waffle? I found a divine necklace on Brit + Co. Made by Kate Puhala. And I knew I wanted to make it. Her version used pale blue pleather and small square mirrors. My version indulges my closet goth girl streak.
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Decide how big you want your pleather necklace pieces to be. Perhaps even cut them out of a piece of paper and lay them next to your chain so can be happy with the size. Remember you will fold the
|Slip chain through fold. Add clasp and O-Ring|
Using a ruler and pencil mark where you want to cut on the back of the pleather. Cut out your shapes.
Mix together the two-part adhesive, fold over your pleather pieces and glue them down. Remember to keep the fold free of glue as your chain needs to slide through. I put a mini paper weight on mine as they kept popping up.
Mix more two-part adhesive and glue the metal washers to your pleather pieces. Allow to dry properly.
Check your chain is the right length and add a clasp to one end and an O-Ring to the other end.
Slip your decorated pleather pieces onto your chain. That’s it!
One seriously stylish necklace.
Thanks Kate Puhala and Brit + Co for the inspiration.
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See you next week.
P.S. I took out the two pieces at each end of this necklace as it was too wide.