Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace

by Kirstin Isabel Kestner
(Hazlet, NJ)

Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace

Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace

Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace
Jewelry Making Supplies for Beaded Leather Necklace
Making a Leather Beaded Necklace
Leather Bead Necklace Close Up

Looking for an fast bead jewelry project to make? Make this easy leather and magnesite bead necklace. It's a simple, but beautiful leather beaded necklace jewelry design idea!

Jewelry Making Inspiration


I have been buying these plain braided leather necklaces in bulk and just making charms to hand on them. But it was time to finally try something different.

I had seen necklaces before that were part leather and part beaded. I liked how they looked but thought they would be a bit difficult to make. Turns out, they’re really quick and easy to make.

Jewelry Making Supplies


Materials Used for This Necklace:
Plain braided leather cord necklace
2 crimp coils
5” of 20 gauge wire
3 24mm 15mm magnesite beads
2 4mm round beads
2 5mm x 8mm flat round beads

Jewelry Making Instructions


How I Made It:
For the leather part of the necklace, I simply cut a pre-made braided leather necklace in half and added crimp coils to the cut ends. The crimp coils just slide on and then with a pair of chain nose pliers you crimp the last ring of the coil down to hold in place.

For the beaded part, all I did was add the beads to the wire and loop the ends with round nose pliers.

To finish it, I just hooked the open loop of the crimp coils to the looped ends of the beaded wire.

It really took me twice as long to pick out the beads than to actually make the necklace!

Comments for Easy Leather and Magnesite Bead Necklace

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Leather Bead Necklace
by: Wanda

Kirstin,

What a creative way to change up a basic ready made leather necklace! The magnesite beads are beautiful too.

This leather bead necklace makes for great jewelry making on a budget - it's a great 'cheap jewelry' making idea and a gorgeous bead jewelry design!

Wanda
making-beaded-jewelry.com

Beaded Leather Necklace
by: Wanda

Kirstin,

Congratulations! You are the August 2011 Beaded Jewelry Making Contest Winner.

Your bead jewelry design is a creative take on a staple jewelry making component - a plain leather necklace.

Thanks for the easy to follow jewelry making instructions too.

The jewelry making contest is a fun and exciting feature of Making-Beaded-Jewelry.com thanks in part to you!

Whatever else you do, have fun beading!

Wanda
making-beaded-jewelry.com

Beaded Leather Necklace
by: Angi

Kristin,

Congratulations! Your design is beautiful! I am a brand new beader and I am always looking for low cost designs, that are simple but gorgeous. Thank you for your wonderful inspiration!

Angi

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