I had to get out my high powered granny glasses this week. I can get by with magnification +1.50-+1.75 for reading and working on my 3 dimensional crafts. Ha! +2.50 is barely enough to see the small stuff. POOR ME! If you had a video of me working you would see me switch different glasses for each step while I made these fun leather pendants from a leather pouch in my garage sale report.
I planned to make earrings or a bracelet, but I got the idea for a pendant!
I made two versions, one to sell and one to keep:
After I made these two pendants I went through my closet to see if I had any leather purses that looked a little frayed. I have a mint green leather purse that looks time worn, but the pockets on the outside didn’t leave any room to make a leaf! boohoo! This project will have me on the lookout for a cheap leather purse at the next garage sale.
Step #1. Make a paper pattern of a leaf and cover the back with double stick tape:
Step #2. Cut out the leaf and slice the edges like the paper pattern above:
Step #3. Use metal stamps to personalize the leather leaf. TIP: don’t use as much force with the hammer as you would with metal because you can punch through the leather)
Step #4. Go over the metal stamping with a jelly pen:
I used black jelly pen on “PEACE” and black and gold on “PATTY”
If you want to decorate the leather leaf, make swirls or any doodles.
Step #5. Punch a hole in the top of the leaf with an awl and assemble with a sturdy jump ring to the necklace chain.
I will show my technique for chains later this week!
I have lots of leather left, it is going to be fun to dream up ideas to use it all up!