by Rena Klingenberg.
I wear a leather cord necklace almost every day. I love its soft naturalness. It’s comfortable, earthy, and durable – and over time it ages wonderfully.
Here are some ideas for this type of necklace, to spark your creativity:
Suede cord is lovely to look at and very comfortable to wear. Here a collection of pearls have been wired to a dark pink suede strip, for a feminine yet rustic style:
A slide featuring multiple stones has wide loops on both ends of the back, allowing several strands of leather cord to run through them. The mixed colors of cording are a nice match with the stones:
I really like the way the multiple strips of leather have been wound around the top of the pendant here. I think it makes them a more important element in the overall design:
Three metalwork shapes are “hinged” together to create a long pendant. Black leather is the perfect stark, simple contrast to the metal:
A feminine piece featuring bone and crystal beads knotted into a design on a soft, natural-colored cord:
Rugged and masculine, a hand-knapped arrowhead is wrapped in strips of rustic rawhide:
Also, be sure to see my quick and easy tutorial on How to Straighten Leather Cord, so you can remove the coil from spooled cord and make it easier to work with.