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Leather & Pewter


About this design:

Commissioned bracelet for a friend. First time working with 3mm leather cord posed some challenges. Cord was thick enough to make holes in the ends and wire them. We were both happy with the outcome.

Components:

3mm natural dyed leather cord, antique silver pewter beads and findings, Bali silver charm, silver findings, antique silver clasp, silvered glass, titanium colored wire, chain

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. gembeans
    gembeans says:

    What a cool bracelet! It’s mod and sophsicated. Love it!

  2. LArc Enciel
    LArc Enciel says:

    Wow? I love this!!! Great Job!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks gembeans and LArc Enciel!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Very, very cool!
    LOVE THIS!!! :-D

  5. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks Sweet Chick!

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Ditto to all of the above comments. :)

  7. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks Little Round Chick!

  8. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Very nice!! I love the way you put this together!

  9. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks Chocolate Chick!

  10. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Just saw it! I love it! Great job!

  11. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks NY Bella!

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    E Carpenter says:

    I LOVE it! Question though…you said you made holes in the ends and wired them. Can you describe what you did, and also, did you feel confident that the holes in the ends would not tear? I love the design!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Good question E. Carpenter!
    I was wondering about that too. :-)

  14. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks E. Carpenter! I hammered the point of a small awl through the leather cord about 1/8″ in from the end. It made a very small hole, just large enough for the 24 gauge wire to thread through. The 3mm leather cord is thick enough to probably not tear with normal wearing.

  15. Mustard Seed Beads
    Mustard Seed Beads says:

    Beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing the tip about the leather cord and how to do it.
    Thank you,
    Kim

  16. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks Kimmie! my original idea was to wire wrap the ends of the leather together but then it became too thick for the cones, so i came up with this idea, plan B :)

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    How did I miss this beauty?!?!?! DD, I love your design — this could be worn with so many outfits, both casual and dressy! What a great idea for finishing off the ends, too — thanks for sharing your tips with us! :D

    Pats and tummy rubs for Roxy! 8)

  18. D D Mystic Chick
    D D Mystic Chick says:

    Thanks Chicky LE! Roxy sez Thanks, too :)

  19. S Fletcher
    S Fletcher says:

    So happy that you posted the how-to on the ends! X-actly what I wanted to make!!

  20. M Flesch
    M Flesch says:

    Thanks for sharing the idea about poking a hole through the leather – especially on this width, I’d be afraid that wrapping wouldn’t be secure enough!

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    Valley Girl says:

    Love this design. Nice work.

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