Happy Mother’s Day! And happy spring! At this time of year, I love to look up and down my block, checking out the flowers that are blooming in my yard and my neighbors’ yards. Those gorgeous floral colors always make me want to run into my studio. Flowers are always inspirational! Heather Lawrenz’s leather and […]

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As the popularity of leather jewelry continues to grow, the market has responded with an abundance of leather jewelry-making supplies. Many of them are inspiring and fun to work with–but nothing compares to being able to make exactly what you want, in the colors you want, whenever you want! That’s why I’m excited to tell […]

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3 FREE Leather Jewelry-Making Projects

Adding a touch of leather to your metal jewelry designs changes the personality instantly! The soft, sumptuous feel and look of leather brings a funky chic to your designs. In these leather jewelry making projects, leather becomes a conduit for showing off some beautiful metal and wirework. Use these ideas to jumpstart your journey into […]

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We are seeing leather everywhere–on the runway, as accents in home décor, and in jewelry! Included in this free jewelry pattern download, How to Make Leather Bracelets: 4 FREE, Must-Try Leather Bracelet Patterns, you’ll find leather bracelet DIY projects sure to inspire you and get you creating! Discover great leather bracelet designs including a bright, […]

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When most people think of high-end art jewelry, they think of stones and metal. You know, the hard stuff. But more and more jewelry artists are getting in touch with their softer sides, adding materials like fabric to their designs. And the trendiest jewelry “softwear” today is leather. In the past, leather was used primarily […]

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Happy New Year, friends! I love this time of year, when we look back at what you loved most about jewelry making in 2016. These recap posts are always great reminders for me to go back to some of the jewelry making techniques or resources that I loved but that might have fallen by the […]

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Whenever you combine two great things, the result is usually even greater, right? Like chocolate and strawberries, puppies and babies, sunshine and the seashore . . . and now, leather and chain maille jewelry making! Jewelry artist Lauren Andersen combined these two trends–leather jewelry making and chain maille jewelry making–into her Chain Maille Lace Leather […]

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Welcome and thank you to our guest blogger today, jewelry-making expert Melissa Cable. Among other things, Melissa is known for her leather jewelry work and line of leather jewelry-making tools. Today she’s sharing clever ways to use and repurpose hardware intended for leather jewelry making. Leather Hardware Through the Looking Glass by Melissa Cable My […]

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Does your studio have seasons? When the weather gets warm and the days are more blue and sunny than gray and cold, I find my jewelry making follows my wardrobe. When I’m in t-shirts and sandals, I don’t always feel like wearing or working on metal jewelry, using a torch, etc. I like leather jewelry […]

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