DIY Scrap Leather Necklace

Create a fab scrap leather necklace in no time at all with this simple DIY tutorial from Sibylle of Funkytime. Happy crafting!

I recently discovered just how versatile leather is. I started making bags, but I quickly moved on to explore leather jewelry. Without any expectations, I jumped in and came up with a few designs.

You can easily customize this scrap leather necklace with your favorite shapes and colors.  Leather comes in so many textures and thicknesses – the possibilities are endless!

Create a fab scrap leather necklace in no time at all with this simple DIY tutorial from Sibylle of Funkytime. Happy crafting!

Can’t find a local source for leather? No problem! An old leather jacket or bag from a thrift store will do the trick:)

DIY Scrap Leather Necklace

Materials

  • Scrap leather (whatever color strikes your fancy)
  • Paper (to use for feather template)
  • Metal chain
  • 5 small jump rings (one for each feather)
  • Thick needle or leather punch
  • Scissors
DIY Leather Necklace

Step 1
Cut out a feather shape from a piece of paper to use as a template.

DIY Leather Necklace

Step 2
Trace and cut out a feather from scrap leather using your paper template.

DIY Leather Necklace

Step 3
Repeat step two four more times (you will need five feathers all together).

DIY Leather Necklace

Step 4
Using a thick needle or leather punch, make a hole at the base of each feather.

DIY Leather Necklace

Step 5
Cut small notches on the sides of each feather to make them look more realistic.

DIY Leather Necklace

Step 6
Mount each feather on a small jump ring.

DIY Leather Necklace

Step 7
Cut a 1/4-in. strip of leather 6 inches long. Punch a hole on each end to attach the chain. Next, slide each feather onto the strip of leather and attach the metal chain on each end of the leather strip.

DIY Leather Necklace

Voliá, your new necklace is ready to wear. Happy crafting :)

  • Mardi Robyn

    This is a neat idea! I enjoyed reading the tutorial. I now want to go buy some leather!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bliss.foster Bliss Foster

    What are you making from leather?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bliss.foster Bliss Foster

    Such an awesome idea. Handmade anniversary present, here I come

  • oddmodicum

    I’m doing tiny books, handbound, and covered in leather for jewelry items. Curious what other people are up to. But the leather feather thing.. I’ve seen that a few places lately, earrings and the like, and yours is adorable!