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 gives a natural and kind of bohemian feel.

Michelle Verbeeck has some beautiful examples of leather jewelry at her 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.


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!

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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