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Beautiful Leather Jewelry: Timeless Techniques for Today's Trends


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Melissa Cable has a knack for taking traditional jewelry-making techniques and applying them to various materials in an upscale, modern way. In Beautiful Leather Jewelry, she shares new methods for altering leather to create unique textures and patterns in a variety of necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, pendants, and more. Proper finishing techniques, such as snap setting, will ensure polished, professional results. Aspiring leather jewelry designers will appreciate learning how to combine familiar materials such as Swarovski crystals, metals, wood, felt, and resin with leather cuffs, cords, and more. This is leather jewelry like youve never seen before!

About the Author

Melissa Cable has been creating jewelry for over 10 years. Seven of those years, she owned Beadclub Bead store in Woodinville, WA where she quickly recognized her passion for creating and teaching projects. She has taught at bead stores and shows around the country, such as the Bead&Button Show, Bead Expo, and the Puget Sound Bead Festival. Her work has been published in magazines including BeadStyle, The Best of Beadstyle, Stringing, Bead&Button's Jewelry Designs with Art Glass Beads, and in the book A Beaders Stash. She lives in Bellevue, WA.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Leather

Leather types and uses

Vegetable tanned vs chrome tanned

Weights and Sizes

Purchasing Leather

Tools of the Trade





Dyeing and Painting





Lacing and Stitching

Setting rivets and Eyelets

Setting snaps and other clasps

Finishing Edges

*TIPS sidebar with industry insider

Projects From Scratch

Working with vegetable tanned leather

Three Basic Cuffs

Dapped Leather Band

Stone-Set Pendant

Mesa Pendant

Stacked Disk Choker

Laced Faux Bone cuff and short sidebar on Faux Bone

Formed Leather and Wire Cuff

Corrugated bracelet and Pendant

Anticlastic Bracelet

Mothers Bracelet

Scrap Project: Negative Space necklace

*TIPS sidebar stamping, engraving or dyeing techniques sidebar with industry insider

Projects From Altered Leather

Ways to showcase beautiful pre-dyed leather, cuffs, strap and cord

Lattice Bracelet

Matrix Bracelet

Laurel Necklace

Rippled Dangle Redux

Twisted Cane

Crystal Pod Pendant and Bracelet

Bubbly Necklace and Earrings

Stapled Strip

Inlaid Bracelet and Pendant

Felted Cuff with short sidebar on needle felting

Scrap Project: Matrix Earrings

*TIPS sidebar with industry expert on using leather cord to create a knotted, textured pendant cord

Leather Beads

Learn to create 3 different bead styles and tassels

Panel Beads with three embellishments

Leather-Embellished Wood Beads

Leather Spool Beads

Leather Capsule Beads

Spool Bracelet

Tasseled Toss-On Necklace

Deco Earrings

Luscious Leather Necklace

Rhythm Necklace

Scrap project: Rolled beads from panel scrap

*TIPS sidebar with industry expert on making leather tassels

Product Details

Cable, Melissa
Kalmbach Publishing Company
Crafts-Jewelry Techniques
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
287 color photos
10.75 x 8.25 in

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