May 012018

If you’re looking for a simple design for a necklace that’s easy to wear AND uses up some of those jewelry odds & ends you have lying around, I have just the project for you.

springtime leather lariat necklace

This lariat is basically just a length of leather with a nice silver cap glued on each end and dangles hung from the ends. It’s so simple that it’s endlessly customizable.

To wear it you simply fold the leather in half, wrap it around your neck, then slide the ends through the loop. 

You can find the flat leather and findings at Endless Leather:

springtime leather lariat long

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Springtime Leather Lariat Necklace-Quick & Easy Jewelry Tutorial at YouTube.

The leather and end caps were provided to me for free for promotional purposes; however, Endless Leather has no control over my content and I was not paid for making the project.  The opinions shared are my own honest views.

Aug 302016

charming owls

Sometimes designs start with the layout and the general look of the piece, but other times they start with the materials.

This necklace started with these really cute ceramic owl beads. I had an idea to make a bracelet with them, but for some reason couldn’t get over the fact that they would be lying sideways around the wrist. (I know, silly, but it’s just how I think.) So I opted for a necklace instead.

This would be a fun design to make with a variety of different animal or other beads that need to go up-and-down like a totem pole. As long as the bead holes are large enough for your twine to go through, the stringing is quite simple.

It’s also fun to dig through your charms and beads and find various things to add to the bottom for dangles.

Have fun making your animal/bead stacked necklace!

Tools and Materials:

Enjoy the video and happy creating!

Watch the Charming Owls Necklace-Jewelry Video Tutorial at YouTube