Exploring Leather – Hoops, Bracelets and Beads

by Melissa Jones.
(Annapolis, MD)

Exploring Leather - Hoops, Bracelets and Beads by Melissa Jones - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I started with simple hoops.

After seeing some interesting designs online, I decided to try my hand at making some leather jewelry.

Exploring Leather - Hoops, Bracelets and Beads by Melissa Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I then added moonstone bead components.

Careful measuring and not getting my fingers in the glue are all challenges for someone who usually works with freeform wire!

Exploring Leather - Hoops, Bracelets and Beads by Melissa Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I wrapped amethyst and citrine chips on natural leather cord.

I started simple, with leather hoop earrings, then added beaded components. After some experimenting, I realized that I could wire wrap beads onto thicker leather cord (3 mm).

I like where this is going!

Melissa Jones
Calhoon Jones Jewelry

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    I like where this is going too, Melissa! Interesting pieces, and what a great way to use small bits of leather.

  • Ellie says:

    I love these things you’ve made!! very cool, and chic -and I now see a potential method for making VERY light-weight “statement” chandelier earrings — maybe even use silk or nylon cords and some knotting… Thank you for sharing. I wish I had some turquoise leather cord lying around right now…

  • Rita says:

    Oh my gosh Melissa, with each photo i literally gasped a little louder with joy! Beautiful work. Partial to that final set because I love those colors together. Thanks for sharing.

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you, Rena! I love trying new things…

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you, Ellie! I hope you will post pictures? You inspired me to pick up some silvery cord today!

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you, Rita!!

  • Lm Luna says:

    Im inspired !!! beautiful !!

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you!

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