Working with leather is often avoided by most crafters for being tough to stitch and causing needles to snap, however Nathalie Mornu aims to show us just how easy it can be in her new book, Leather Jewelry.
Filled with 30 contemporary jewelry projects, the book will teach you how to create new looks and spice up any outfit with some DIY leather finery. Braid a Lassoo necklace, chocker and bracelet; some dangly Graffiti earrings or three dimensional Cactus Fruit earrings; a Dot, Dot, Dot circle ring; a gorgeous scattered leather Confetti ring; a Polka spotted cuff and some Gleam rosette hair clips.
With so many wonderful pieces to create, it's time to head down to your local fabric store and put some leather in your jewelry box.
Jewelers who haven’t yet added leather to their arsenal can look right here to see what they’re missing! Not only is it colorful, versatile, pliant, and elegant, but leather works beautifully as both a component part (combined with metal findings or beads) and as the single featured material.
These 30 stunning projects, made from leather and fur, have a refined and pretty style that’s neither camp crafts nor biker tough. They cover the entire range of ornamentation: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, rings, hair accessories and a brooch. Best of all, the basic skills are easy to master, and 75 how-to illustrations guide readers through the construction. A gallery of work by international artists is included for extra inspiration.