Glue it, crimp it, apply snaps or rivets... However you choose to work with leather, you will find fun and simple ways to create trendy jewelry designs. Just click on any leather jewelry design or pattern below that interests you, and get complete instructions and supplies.
Beading for Beginners: Wiring Leather Wire and leather can make an attractive combination. You can make your own leather connecting loop with copper wire, for example. Select a soft, flexible wire -- 22 gauge wire is a good choice -- to make it easier to work with. Slip on a split ring and fold back about an inch worth of the leather cord. Bend your wire slightly and lay it along the short end of the loop you just made. Wrap the wire several times around the cord, keeping the wire loops aligned and tight. Pliers can be used to grip and tighten. Finish by clipping your wire and folding it back under the coil so the end doesn't show.