Long time no see! Sorry about that… I was busy with the shop in the last couple of weeks, and also made a few things for myself to take off my 3 months roadtrip to North America.
I made it to the other side of the Atlantic, over many icy landscapes that I had a prime view on from the plane! This post will be short, and also maybe not the best I write ever, as jetlag is kicking in!
The first stop is Vancouver, greater Vancouver, and the islands around it to visit friends and family. I forgot how green and beautiful it is!
Knowing that I would be on the road, I really packed the essentials, but wanted to take jewellery with me as well. It had to be light and comfortable in all weather conditions. And of course, I wanted something a little boho !
So before going, I made a matching bracelet and necklace.
I thought leather would be the perfect material, and fringes the best design! For vegetarian and vegan, I used scraps of upcycled real leather as I had a little bag of it hanging around, but you can use faux leather or faux suede instead.
What you need to make a matching bracelet and necklace:
– a piece of leather (or faux leather) 25 cm long and 10 cm wide
– a snap fastener punch (or a hole punch and hammer)
– a leather or faux leather cord (40-45 cm)
– snap fasteners
For the bracelet, I placed a rectangle template with round edges in a piece of light cardboard the length of my wrist on top of the leather scrap, and cut it.
At about 2 cm from the lengthwise edges, I cut through the leather, in order to create many 0.5 cm (approximately) strips.
I then secured a snap fastener in order to have the suede side, not the smooth side, visible as I think it is prettier.
For the necklace, I cut an appr. 6 cm x 4 cm rectangle into the remaining scraps of leather to create a fringed pendant.
I cut through the leather to make fringes, stopping at about 2 cm from the top.
I punched two holes (with my beloved Prym punch) at the top of the fringed pendant, and passed the leather cord through. I tied the ends of the cord together to have the desired necklace drop length. Necklace done!
I am really happy with my new set, I think it is versatile, and goes well with a lot of outfits, such my favourite tutu dress, some boots, and the little crossbody I made to store my wallet while travelling.
Hope this will inspire you! And please, send me some pictures if you try this DIY!
Alright, it is time for a nap to male the jetlag gently go away…