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Leathered Elegance

by: Rochelle Kilmer


I love the look of leather, but sometimes I feel itís just too chunky to be elegant. In this design I was able to mix leather with a dainty chain to get the best of both worlds. With so many colour options in the leather it was hard to decide, but black goes with everything so it can be very versatile.


1) Divide the width of the leather in half lengthwise. Measure to the halfway point on both ends of the leather and mark the center line on the underside of the leather

2) Using a metal ruler, cutting mat and box cutter or rotary blade, cut the length in half; you may need to use a fair amount of pressure depending on how sharp the blade is. Steady hands can use the Leather Scissors (74501001) to cut the leather using long even cuts. Do not use regular scissors as you will not get a good result. 

3) Scratch the inside of the end crimps with a nail or a pin to create a texture for the glue to adhere to

4) Just add a dab of glue to both sides of the leather; put on an end crimp (make sure the fancy side is on the front of the leather)

5) Squeeze closed with nylon jaw pliers. BE CAREFUL OF OOZING; if any occurs, wipe immediately with tissue

6) Repeat for both ends of the leather and allow to dry.

7) Cut two 1'' pieces of the chain; one 3'' piece; and one 4'' piece

8) Attach the 1" pieces to either side of the Starry Night box clasp with jumprings. This makes the first tier of chain

9) Thread one jumpring through the end links of each chain from shortest to longest to form three tiers. 

10) Attach this jumpring to another and to the button snap closure. Repeat on the other side ensuring that your chains don't twist around each other. 

11) Attach the button snap closure to the end crimp with a jumpring. 

Too small or too large? Use it as a one-of-a-kind drapery tieback!! 











          
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s32976 Adhesive - 3 gram Super New Glue - Price: $ 2.38
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s44186 Chain - French Connection - Gunmetal (foot)

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23401052 Findings - Clasps - Button Snap - Rhodium Plated (10)Price: $ 5.58
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alacl109-1r Findings - Clasps - Box Clasp - Starry Night - Rhodium PlatedPrice: $ 22.95
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s45101 Findings - Flat Leather - Decorative Flat End Crimp for Leather with End Loop - Antiqued Silver (Pair)Price: $ 17.16
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22801015-01 Findings - Jumprings - 4 mm Open Round - Gunmetal (5 gram)Price: $ 0.95
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s45229 Leather - 2 x 10 inch Leather Strip - BlackPrice: $ 10.77
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s26232 Tools - Cutting Mat - 8.5 x 12 inchPrice: $ 12.99
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s23248 Tools - 12 inch Steel Ruler - Imperial and MetricPrice: $ 6.91
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