Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Loving Leather

I'm not one to notice "trends"...but I notice what I like and lately I'm seeing more and more leather used in jewelry making.  I like it...it gives a natural and kind of bohemian feel.

Michelle Verbeeck has some beautiful examples of leather jewelry at her customleatherjewelry.com website.
I love how she has incorporated words into her designs with and without metal.  Note to self:  learn how to do rivets!

Mary Jane first showed me leather bezels like this one from aosLeather on Etsy.  We're going to try it with cloisonn√© if I ever get a piece sent to her (Sorry Mary Jane for being a slow poke!)


Melinda Orr whose talent and eye for design is amazing also uses leather to advantage as you can see here:

There aren't many left it seems...but if you are lucky enough to live near a Tandy Leather store...stop in.  The variety of leather styles, colors, textures is amazing.  I won't get into the "correctness" of using leather.  It's not for everyone obviously.  But we can all admire beauty, no matter it's form.




3 comments:

Artisan Beads Plus said...

I love the look of leather jewelry. I've seen many people recycle old leather belts, etc. to make some very cool pieces! I'll check out the shops you shared!
MaryAnn

supere67 said...

I love leather. Michelle's leather and metal combo is great! I need to learn how to rivet too - I'm just not sure where to start.

Libby Leuchtman said...

I feel ya sister. I am loving the leather lately too! Thanks for the links, now I just have to figure out how to move near the leather factory...

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