Crafts: {Natural Leather Necklaces }

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I love buying crafting materials. Who doesn’t? One of my new discoveries are leather cords, wood beads and charms. It is very relaxing to pick and choose materials for a necklace and I’m sticking to no hardware like clasps but keeping it simple with an adjustable sliding knot* to put together all my necklaces. My philosophy about any crafting project is: “less is more”. Here are some photos of the necklaces I made. As always, thank you for reading and share your comments below. The first comment gets a surprise via snail mail ;)

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I love the subtleness the combination of natural leather and a silver charm creates.

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Off white kenyan bead and wood bead. Both can be found at JewelerySupply website.

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I’ve kept this button around for a long time and when I combined it with the leather cord, I think it worked well. The blouse I’m wearing already has a lot of detail so usually I don’t wear a necklace with it, but once I tried it with the button necklace, it added attention to the blouse’s ruffles without overpowering the outfit.

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*I’ve put together a tutorial on how to create an adjustable double knot on a prior post. Please let me know if you have any questions :)

PS: I found all my jewelry supplies online at Amazon and Jewelry Supply site. I’ve been to the traditional craft stores but in my opinion their inventory is limited compared to the websites mentioned above.

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14 Comments

    • 2013/08/09 / 5:58 am

      Hi! Thank you for your lovely compliment! Making necklaces can be addicting! So, at the end of this post I mentioned I would send a surprise via snail mail to the first “commenter” and here you are! May I send you a small gift via snail mail? Please let me know via email if I could have a P.O Box or address for you at
      kraftmint@outlook.com Cheers!

    • 2013/08/15 / 9:16 pm

      Thank you dear! I’m wearing the wishbone necklace right now ;)

  1. Karla
    2013/08/16 / 9:08 pm

    These are so pretty. I love the wishbone one. I would LOVE for you to share this at “That’s My Style” Link Party going on TODAY on my blog. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @ http://www.MySerendipitousLife.com

  2. Karla
    2013/08/16 / 11:48 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this at “That’s My Style” Link Party!!! I’m so happy you did!! I do hope you’ll join in again. I can’t wait to see what you have to share next week. :)

    Karla @ http://www.MySerendipitousLife.com

    • 2013/08/17 / 7:26 pm

      Fun! Thank you for hosting the party :) Can’t wait for the next one!

  3. Soph
    2013/08/26 / 12:07 am

    Wow the wishbone pendant leather necklace is such a beauty!! That’s the style I’ve been looking for! How can I purchase that? Could you please let me know? :) thank you!

    • 2013/08/26 / 12:52 am

      I will be opening my etsy store very soon and I will have 3 wishbone necklaces for sale :) I’m so flattered you like it!

      • Soph
        2013/08/26 / 2:32 am

        That’s great! Would you notice on this blog? When exactly would you open? I’m very interested in buying two for my bf and myself. I hope your works would be loved by many!

        • 2013/08/26 / 3:02 am

          Oh thank you Sophie! Yes, I would announce it first on my blog :) I can hold 2 necklaces for you and for your best friend! SO excited to launch my store before the summer is over ;)

      • Soph
        2013/08/26 / 3:44 am

        aw thank you for your kindness! I still need to ask my friend if he wants it as well. In case someone wants to buy it before we make a decision, you don’t have to hold for me :-) I’ll keep an eye on the announcement though! Have a nice day!

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