Leather Necklaces with Flair!

by Melissa Jones.
(Annapolis, MD)

Leather Necklaces with Flair! by Melissa Jones - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Dark silver braid with mountain/pine charms

My love affair with leather continues!

My latest thing is to make fine leather braids and use them in place of chain on necklaces.

The braids are supple but strong, and hold their shape when I attach dangles to them.

Leather Necklaces with Flair! by Melissa Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Copper braid with jump ring dangles

How fun! I finish the necklaces with more braid around the neck – or deerskin lace or round leather cord.

I love how light the finished necklaces are to wear, and how much softer they feel on my neck than even a fine chain.

Leather Necklaces with Flair! by Melissa Jones  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Silver metallic braid with freshwater pearls and crystal beads.

Hope you enjoy these!

Melissa Jones
Calhoon Jones Jewelry

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  • Rena Klingenberg says:

    Beautiful braid work and leather styles add a unique look to your jewelry, Melissa! I like the way you can incorporate dangles to them.

  • Rita says:

    Gorgeous work Melissa! I love this inspirational idea. Thank you for sharing.

  • Carolyn says:

    Melissa, they are lovely. Are you using 3 pieces of leather to braid?

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you, Rena!

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you, Rita!

  • Melissa says:

    Hi Carolyn, thank you! Yes, I made these with a standard 3 piece braid, using 1.5 mm round leather cord.

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