Humblebeads Blog: Leather Charm Tassel Tutorial
I love this embossed leather and have been having fun finding all sorts of ways to use it in my jewelry. I created this tassel with a small ribbon clamp and wire-wrapping beads around it for a little extra embellishment.
leather into 1/8” strips, leaving the top half inch of the leather uncut.
around one side the ribbon clamp two times. With the wire facing the front of
the ribbon clamp string seed beads as the same length as the clamp. Wrap the
wire around the front of the clamp again. String on another row of seed beads.
Wrap the wire around the front of the clamp two more times. Make sure the wire
is wrapped very tightly each time. Trim the end of the wire so it is shorter
than the clamp.
the clamp, use chain nose pliers to close the clamp tightly, squeezing under
the beads to close it securely. Re-position the rows of beads if needed so they
lay straight across the clamp.
jump ring, close the jump ring. Add the ribbon clamp loop and the leaf jump
ring to a 6mm jump ring.