Introduction: Quick Leather Necklace Out of Small Scraps
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
Participated in the
Scraps Speed Challenge