Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Five

Here is a closer look at a necklace that went down the catwalk during the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom.

The necklace was designed by Fernando DaSilva exclusively for the Craft & Hobby Stitch International Show.



Nappa Leather Fabulousness!

Fernando DaSilva created this fabulous necklace to demonstrate the numerous techniques you can use with our nappa leather.  It is knotted, cut, riveted and gathered into this one of a kind wearable.  When I asked him to describe the necklace he said:

“Edgy, vibrant, over the top, sexy!  The juxtapositions are unorthodox and I used dozens of rivets to design the necklace.  And, yellow is on trend!”

 Choosing the yellow from the collection was a dare indeed!

We do have quite a few options.  Now I want to use the yellow as well!

 A few of the other components Fernando featured in his necklace.

Faux Suede Tassels

Butterfly Pendant Bail

Pendant Bail Slider

Swarovski Drops

Swarovski Butterfly Bead – TANGERINE

Braided Nappa Leather Bracelet

Our new Nappa Leather is soft and easy to manipulate.  This braided bracelet was fashioned by Nancy Donaldson for Metal Complex.

Nancy choose three colours to work with.


It is easy to create a piece to match virtually any colour pallet as the Nappa Leather collection includes 15 different colours.

Finishing your pieces is also easy if you use any of the Dazzle-it glue in magnetic clasps and twist lock clasps.

They are all availble in gold, silver and gunmetal.

Nappa Stitch Leather Necklace

This fabulous necklace by Nancy Donaldson is a showcase for our new Metal Complex Stitched Nappa Leather collection.

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We have 15 fantastic solid and mixed print colours to choose from.  Nappa leather is available in two sizes; 3mm and 5mm.

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Nancy choose three stitched nappa leather cords to work with.


12 gauge aluminum wire was used to secure the necklace shape and to add some additional detail.


The necklace was finished with a magnetic closure.  This heart magnetic closure is also new to the Leather Works collection.DSC07273


We have some great projects to share with you this month featuring Nappa Leather.