Put pops of floral style into your designs with this lovely necklace. This multi-strand leather creation is decorated with enameled copper flowers from C-Koop. The beautiful mix of copper, red and blue color will add artistic beauty to any ensemble. Learn how to make this necklace and make sure your style is always in full bloom!
Cut the 2mm Moroccan red round leather into ten even lengths approximately 14 inches long each. Gather them together in a bundle so that the ends of the leather are even at one end. It might be helpful to wrap a strip of paper around the leather near the end to help keep the bundle together.
Dab some E6000 adhesive between the individual strands of leather approximately 1/4 of an inch away from the ends. Wrap the ends of the leather together with Artistic Wire, twist the ends of the wire together and trim. Allow the adhesive to dry.
Cut off the head of the 3-inch copper 22 gauge head pin. Insert the pin between the strands of leather and below the craft wire so that one side has a longer end of the head pin sticking out and the other side has the shorter end of the head pin sticking out.
Step five Cut a two-inch piece of the antique copper cable chain. Thread a JBB 9mm antique copper-plated brass hammered end cap onto the long end of the head pin, followed by a Swarovski 4mm round pearl in Dark Lapis and attach the end of the head pin to one end of the chain by creating a wrapped loop. For help with creating wrapped loops, please see our Handy Tip. String a Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Dark Lapis onto a head pin and attach it to the other end of the chain by creating a wrapped loop.
Bend the long end of the head pin around the ends of the leather and twist the short end of the head pin around the long end, leaving the long end standing up straight.
Cut strips of paper and wrap them around the leather strands in a few places to help keep the strands together. They can be a little loose so that you can slide them around. Try to smooth out the leather so that the bundle is even.
Step eight Cut a one-inch piece of the cable chain. Thread an end cap onto the long end of the head pin, followed by a 4mm Dark Lapis round pearl and attach the end of the head pin to one end of the chain by creating a wrapped loop. Add a 12mm antique copper lobster claw clasp to the other end of the chain using a 6mm antique copper-plated open jump ring. See our Handy Tip Video for help with using jump rings.
Trim the ends of the leather on the other side of the necklace so that they are even and the desired length. Repeat steps two through four to finish this end of the necklace.
Wrap the C-Koop Beads enameled copper flower head pins around the leather cords in a random pattern. Trim any excess wire and then bend the tip of the wire and tuck it into the leather strips to ensure your flowers stay in place.
Tools & Supplies: 22 Gauge Bare Copper Artistic Wire, 8 Yard Spool (awr22cop8) E6000 Craft Adhesive 4-pack minis .18fl oz each (E6000-03) Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: C-Koop Beads Large Atlantic Blue Enameled Copper Flower Head Pin (FIND-1397, qty 1) C-Koop Beads Large Two-Tone Blue Enameled Copper Flower Head Pin (FIND-1398, qty 2) C-Koop Beads Small Atlantic Blue Enameled Copper 5-Petal Flower Head Pin (FIND-1404, qty 2) C-Koop Beads Small Flame Red Enameled Copper 5-Petal Flower Head Pin (FIND-1406, qty 3) 2mm Metallic Morroccan Red Round Leather by the Foot (BTF-0254, qty 12) JBB 9mm Antique Copper-Plated Brass Hammered End Cap (BCA-ENDCAP18, qty 2) Antique Copper Cable Chain (BTF-0280, qty 1) Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA4, qty 2) Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA6, qty 1) 12mm Antique Copper Lobster Claw Clasp (CLASP-0348, qty 1) 6mm Antique Copper-Plated Open Jump Ring (BCA-OJR06, qty 1) 3-Inch Copper 22 Gauge Head Pin (FIND-1034, qty 3)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above: 2mm Metallic Copper Round Leather by the Foot (BTF-0242) JBB 10mm Antique Copper-Plated Brass Leaves Swivel End Cap (FIND-0805) Copper Hammered-Textured Cable Chain (BTF-0287) Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA5) Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Dark Lapis (5810-DLA8) 12x6.5mm Antique Copper-Plated Trigger Clasp (BCA-CL03) C-Koop Beads Medium Red Enameled Copper Flower Head Pin (FIND-1400) C-Koop Beads Small Atlantic Blue Enameled Copper 5-Petal Flower Head Pin (FIND-1404)