Metallic Leather Jewelry
by Liz Juneau.
(Alexandria, Louisiana USA)
I was looking for leather to use for hand stamping at my local craft store and found a bag of “leather scraps” that was more economical to purchase that the small rectangular piece I had originally picked out. I was inspired by the geometric patterns I have been seeing in fashion and interior design. I especially love chevron and qua-trefoil shapes.
I had so much leather to work with that it became an experimental project. I cut out the leather in various shapes and painted it using metallic paints in bronze, silver, and gold tones. I used jump rings to attach the shapes to each other or to chains.
I layered some to the shapes and attached with glue. For the cuffs and hand bracelets, I embellished with rough stones and feathers. I am truly excited how these designs “took shape”.