Earlier this year we shared some images of the “make and take” project John Bead presented at the winter trade shows. These leather and bead badges were very popular so we are sharing our step by step with you.
Color has meaning and we chose to focus on five unique palettes.
The leather badge was created utilizing tooling leather for the shaped background and leather sheets for the stripe.
We have attached the PDF created by our Marketing department so you can make your own.
It is helpful to have a leather punch so you can make holes for the pins to go through.
We also provided some leather crafting tools so that the leather edges received some detailing. This is the leather edge beveler.
Each badge featured one of these kilt pins. There are three open spots to hang an embellishment or charm on.
Beads we have an abundance of! We provided a selection of gorgeous Czech glass beads for our make and takes along with eye pins and jump rings. We think everyone really enjoyed creating their own bead charms/dangles. We also had some tiny metal spacers available for anyone wanting to add some metallic shimmer.
Although we had a color palette for inspiration we noticed quite quickly that some participants wanted to select their own colors. That worked out really well too!
We also gave our participants one more opportunity to embellish their pins since there was a little extra space available before setting the kilt pin onto the leather badge.
I think the extra beads made the top look extra special.
This is an easy make and take to set up. It is a great way to use up smaller beads and leftovers. We hope you enjoy making your own badges, with and without, a leather badge background. The kilt pins are perfect for all awareness campaigns.