Lots of perfectly lovely jewelry is made using chain, bead links with wire or beads on stringing wire. But there are so many other possibilities!
Silk ribbon and cording is popular in jewelry making today, as is leather cord, suede, cotton cord and even waxed linen twine.
Most of those alternate items can just be knotted in the back, but what if you want a bracelet or a necklace that doesn’t fit over the head, or needs a nicer finish?
That’s where today’s video comes in, in it you’ll learn how to use cord ends to finish leather jewelry. These findings are sometimes called fold over cord ends.
I share five tips and tricks for buying and using fold over cord ends for a professional finish in your leather or cord jewelry.
Here are just a few cord ends to get you started. Be sure to check the size against the cording you want to finish.
- Fold Over Cord Ends for Leather, 7mm, Silver-Plated
- Fold-Over Cord End, Nickel Free Gold Plate
- 3 sizes Gold-Plated Fold Over Cord Ends (this is the assortment I show in the video. I only recommend them for smaller cords, as they are very soft.)
Vintaj Patinas are permanent on metal, which is perfect for coloring your findings to match your jewelry creations.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the How To Finish LEATHER Jewelry with Fold Over Cord Ends video on YouTube.