Today’s challenge inspiration was based on leather – use leather in your jewellery. Now leather is something I’ve used quite a bit lately in my designs, but I have not played with the latest craze in leather, large hollow core round leather.
The bracelet that I made uses leather dyed a beautiful rich shade of purple with a pattern that is alternately shiny and matte that’s been stamped into it. The pattern does not come off – believe me I’ve tried. (I struggled with getting the colour to come out properly in the photos. It’s a difficult colour to photograph.)
The bracelet shape is maintained by running memory wire through the middle core. I used a patterned and antiqued silver plated clasp and added 2 charms, a Celtic heart knot and a round one with a heart on one side and the word love on the other.