Creating handmade jewelerycan be a really fun and therapeutic activity, especially because it brings out that inner creativity within all of us. However, we all need a bit of inspiration every now and then to get the creative juices flowing, which is why we decided to put together a list of some of our favorite DIY jeweleryprojects.
The best part about these projects is that they all use leather cord and other simple components that you probably already have on hand, like beads for example.
Without further ado, here are our picks of top DIY jewelery projects to try out if you have a leather cord at home.
Wrap bracelets that are made from a combination of leather and bead are very popular with beginners because they’re so simple and easy to make. You can dye the leather cord or change its length to create different variations of this design, which makes it super versatile.
Stitch Beading Hoop Earrings
For this project, all you need is a pair of existing metal hoop earrings and your leather cord. Now, use a brick stitch to weave the leather cord through the earrings and the end result will be a unique and gorgeous pair of earrings that’s sure to turn heads.
Tila Tile Bracelet
Tila tile beads are a type of bead that has two holes in it, which makes them really easy to work with. You can use them to make all sorts of beading projects, and they’re perfect for use with leather cord.
Flat Spiral Bracelet
The flat spiral stitch is easy to learn and it usually yields a beautiful pattern that brings out the beauty of the beads or crystals that you’re working with.
Peyote Stitch Russian Leaves
Every beginner wants to learn the peyote stitch that’s behind the Russian leaves beadwork design because the end result is so exquisite.
Crystal Bead Loom Cuff Bracelet
Loom bead weaving is another favorite among beginners because it allows you to create things like a cuff bracelet using large beads that are easy to work with.
Spiral Rope Bracelet
While the spiral stich might look complicated on the face of it, it’s actually very easy to learn. Once you get the hang of it you can use this stitch to create stunning DIY jewelery pieces like spiral rope bracelets and necklaces of different colors and sizes.
Ladder Stich Layering Bracelet
What’s great about the ladder stitch is that it can be used on its own or to set the foundation for a brick stitch or a herringbone stitch.
Double Spiral Rope Bracelet
The double spiral rope is basically a step up from the flat spiral bracelet that we mentioned above, so if you master that then you should have a much simpler time with this particular stitch. Plus, the double spiral rope allows you to use small sized beads so that you can incorporate more colors and really go all out with the design of your bracelet.
The daisy chain is quick and easy to master which is why it’s considered to be an all-time classic beadwork stitch. It’s perfect for creating a layering effect with your beaded necklaces.
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