Fernando DaSilva designed this new set of jewelry to introduce the line to you. The tassels combined with kumihimo and our new fancy chain looks so luxurious. These pieces will definitely take you from day time to night time. We’ll be featuring lots of tassels in the weeks ahead.
I decided I wanted to bead the edges of this cuff. I marked all the holes I would need because a needle does not pass through the suede easily…it is better to have a hole already in place. Then I wondered, what could I use to make the holes quickly?
Have you worked with suede lace? The trend to make knotted and simple bracelets includes the use of leathers.
For this simple bracelet I used some of this purple suede. It is thick and easy to design with. I didn’t have instructions. I have been experimenting with so many knotting techniques that it was fun to try and figure out how to make something without a pattern.
To complete a simple project you really don’t need tools. These additional embellishments do make the bracelet look extra pretty though. Many leather artisans tie simple knots for closures. I preferred to use these nickle swivel clips. I also added these hammered pewter beads.
I use a wooden hand to help me decide how much leather I need. A little extra silver wire helped to make my ends look polished. I think this could be worn by a man or woman.
These suede dangles are the prefect way to start experimenting with a new selection of stringing material from John Bead
The goat suede I received was sitting unrolled on my work table. I could not decide which colour to work with first. So, I decided to use them all! The new kumihimo end caps are the perfect component to make something special and quick!
I filled the end cap with E6000 (about 1/4 full) and then pushed my goat leather strips into place.
All I did was let this dry overnight and they are ready to wear! A simple earring back completed the project.