Have you ever considered leather as a jewelry-making material? I mean, aside from using it occasionally for a necklace strap or rawhide bracelet? Whether you've thought about it or not, you might be interested to know that Melissa Cable has been doing a lot more than thinking. In fact, she's written a new book, Beautiful Leather Jewelry just for those who've been looking for something new.
Before my copy of this book arrived, I found myself thinking, "Ok, fine. Some rustic looking jewelry (which I like, by the way) and some stuff made from leather straps. Whatever." I want to tell you I was totally wrong. Oh yeah, some of the projects are rustic looking, but many are elegant, classic, ethnic, and even futuristic. I'm not joking. There is a necklace that looks like something out of a Star Wars adventure.
As much as you'll be tempted to jump right into the projects, I would definitely suggest reading through the introductory material first. Most of us don't know as much about leather as we'll need to in order to get the most out of our making time. Then, it's on to cuffs, pendants, collars, rings, necklaces, earrings, and even BEADS! Yup, my life is now complete :-)
Would you like to win a free copy of this book? Here's what you need to do...please read this carefully. Leave me a comment here and include your email address. If I don't see your email address, I won't be able to contact you. No contact, no win, and I simply have to go on to the next person. You are welcome to spell it out if you'd prefer, for example, cyndi at mazeltovjewelry dot com. If you tweet or post on Facebook or other social spots about the contest, you can leave a second comment and be entered twice! Deadline: February 12, 2014
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