Pleather necklace DIY September 09, 2017 13:32

Recently I did an Instagram Story about a necklace I made with some leftovers I had from a workshop we'd done. It got lovely feedback I decided to make it into a proper DIY. Here's the original pic

London Craft Club pleather or leather metallic DIY statement necklace

And here is the tutorial. You will need:

  • Pleather or leather scraps
  • Rigid sticky-back vinyl. This is the stuff we use to make lampshades, but you could exchange the vinyl for sticky back foam or felt
  • Scissors or a scalpel and cutting mat
  • A holepunch 
  • Chain and jumprings
  • Doublesided tape, I like stix2anything

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

1. Stick the scraps of leather or pleather onto the sticky side of vinyl or whatever you're using, to give it a bit of rigidity and thickness

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

2. Plan a design based on the shape of the scraps you have

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

3. Trim the pieces with scissors, or for a neater effect scalpel and ruler, to match the shapes in your design

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

4. Peel off the the backing paper from your vinyl/felt and stick the pieces, face up, on the sticky side. Make sure they butt up neatly against each other 

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

5. Trim away the excess vinyl/felt so that only your front pieces are showing. 

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

6. I adding these extra bits made from the trimmed scraps using double-sided tape. They did the added job of hiding the not- so-perfect joins (this wont be a problem if you use a ruler and scalpel)

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

7. Punch a hole in the top two corners. You can pierce a hole with a spike but the holepunch gives such a satisfyingly clean and neat hole 

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes

 

8. Add a chain

Metallic pleather or leather necklace DIY by London Craft Club's Sonia Bownes