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)
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
hammer and awl to poke a hole through your leather
or a small drill
What You’ll Do:
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.
Draw a circle on the backside of the leather – mine is about 1 5/8″
Cut out your circle
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.
Time to sew!
I prefer to stitch with a contrasting thread and make it a little messy and whimsical.
Scratch up the edges of the fabric a bit to ravel and then use your Fray Check.
Attach your stones and beads now with the needle and thread.
Time now to poke a hole through the upper part to attached your necklace.
Take your two strands of twine and find the middle, stick it through the hole and…
…pull the thread back through the hole.
Pull tight and separate two strands on each side.
Time to play!
I begin threading my beads and knotting the twine.
I’m measuring for an approximate 18″ necklace.
See the button? I tie it onto one end and tie a loop onto the other end to create the clasp.
Love the organic feel.
This Giveaway is Closed.