Playing with a variety of jewelry findings and beads is one of the joys of creating jewelry.
But if you want everything to work well together, you have to keep a few design principles in mind as you work.
In today’s video I show how to combine three seemingly incongruous materials: braided leather, gold plated findings and sparkling crystals.
As I work through the design you’ll learn what elements of each material you need to consider in order for all your pieces to create a cohesive whole, so they look like they’ve always belonged together.
Tools & Materials:
- 2.5mm round braided leather, antique dark brown
- 2.5mm gold plated end caps
- 3.5x8mm gold plated slider
- 11.5mm gold plated lobster clasp
- 6mm gold plated jump rings
- 4.4mm big hole pave crystal beads, light rose
- 4.4mm big hole pave crystal beads, violet
- 4.4mm big hole pave crystal beads, crystal
- 90 minute 2-part epoxy glue
- GS Hypo Cement
- Gold plated ball headpins, 2 inches, 22 gauge
- 6mm corrugated gold plated spacer beads
- 4mm gold plated daisy spacers
- 18mm Swarovski Twist Bead, Light Rose
- Flat nose pliers
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers
- Bent chain nose pliers
- Wire cutters
Enjoy the video and happy creating!