Quick Leather Necklace Out of Small Scraps

Introduction: Quick Leather Necklace Out of Small Scraps

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Basically every leatherworker has a box of scrap leathers at home, storing those for the day they finally know what to do with them. I am also that kind of leatherworker - and as a person who hates waste, I always think of ways to use even the smallest piece of leather. And here is an intruction to put even very small scaps to use.

This instruction also is:

  • extremely quick
  • very easy (also achievable by a kinder gardener)
  • not many tools necessoary (no special leather tools)

So please have fun.


What you need to make this project:

  • leather scraps (up to 1,5mm thickness is perfect)
  • PVA glue
  • a brush for the glue
  • some acrylic pencils
  • a cutter or some scissors
  • a leather cord or another plain chain to put those leather charms on
  • wire scraps with a cross cut of 2,5 mm²

Step 1: Cutting Scraps

Cut some random forms out of your leather scraps. I even put some leather scraps that remained from cutting circles out of leather to some use that way.

Step 2: Glue Preparation

Delude the PVA glue with a little bit of water (this step is not absolutely necessary but will make your life a little easier)

Step 3: Glueing

Use the PVA glue and a brush and put the glue on the flesh side (the "bad side) of the leather. Make sure to cover everything in a thin film

Step 4: Folding

Fold the leather over the wire and press thight and try to emphasize the folding area with atool of your choice (I used a bone folder).

Step 5: Repeat With the Other Scraps

Step 6: Removing

When the glue completely dried remove the charms from the wire.

Step 7: Cutting

Cut the charms in random forms you like. No need for regularity.

Step 8: Edge Painting

Use the acrylic pens to paint the edges.

Step 9: Assembly

When the edge paint has dried, assemble your necklace. I put mine on a white leather cord with a diameter of 2mm . You can use whatever chain you like or already have.

Step 10: Wear With Pride

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