Don’t you think that it’s been forever since Studio Waterstone has hosted a giveaway – a PROPER giveaway? So, with eco-friendly recycled goodness, colorful stones, and a fun tutorial in mind, why don’t we get this party started! First, the tutorial…just in case you don’t win. (Note: Giveaway is Closed)

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace

What You’ll Need:

recycled leather – a small scrap about 3″ x 3″
scrap fabric to coordinate with
assorted bead and/or stones
small needle and thread
two strands of twine – silk or waxed linen (I used the linen) each about 39 – 40″ long
button
glue
fray check

Tools:
sewing machine
hammer and awl to poke a hole through your leather
or a small drill

What You’ll Do:

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Remember last week’s tutorial?
I used a scrap of leather from an old handbag to make the leather cuff.
This week I’m using the same piece of leather.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Draw a circle on the backside of the leather – mine is about 1 5/8″

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Cut out your circle

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Gather your scraps and stones. Cut a couple of different sized circles from your fabric.
I cut one smaller than the leather and one larger.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Time to sew!
I prefer to stitch with a contrasting thread and make it a little messy and whimsical.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Scratch up the edges of the fabric a bit to ravel and then use your Fray Check.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Attach your stones and beads now with the needle and thread.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace

 

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace

 

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Time now to poke a hole through the upper part to attached your necklace.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Take your two strands of twine and find the middle, stick it through the hole and…

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
…pull the thread back through the hole.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Pull tight and separate two strands on each side.
Time to play!

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
I begin threading my beads and knotting the twine.
I’m measuring for an approximate 18″ necklace.

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
See the button? I tie it onto one end and tie a loop onto the other end to create the clasp.

 

studio waterstone tutorial recycled leather necklace
Love the organic feel.

***NOTE***


This Giveaway is Closed.

 

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