Flat Leather Video Tutorials
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Techniques: Introducing our new Studded Flat Leather Cord at AntelopeBeads.com The leather cord has a great high quality finished look. The Studded Flat leather comes in 5 and 10mm widths and many great colors. Add a complimentary clasp and glue and your custom design will be done in minutes. In this video Jamie gives you tips on working with the studded leather. Enjoy!
Techniques: The Wrapped Double Riveted Arizona Leather Bracelet delivers a lot of design bang for your buck! This bracelet can be made for less than $20. The hot Arizona Leather colors pop against the silver rivets and flower bracelet bar. The flower pattern clasp is the icing on the cake.
Techniques: Cutting & twisting leather adds an interesting texture & dimension to your bracelet designs. In this video Jamie demonstrates how to execute this technique using the 10mm Flat Italian Leather. Please go to AntelopeBeads.com to see more tutorials and our wide selection of jewelry making components.
Techniques: In this video Jamie demonstrates the technique of crossing two 5mm pieces of leather cord behind the clasp to give the bracelet a cool dimensional look. The Dorabeth Pewter slides look great on the metallic flat Italian leather cord.
Techniques: In this video Jamie demonstrates how to crimp metal spacers on the Regaliz & Euro Leather Cord. The crimping not only holds all beads in place they can also be part of your unique design.
Techniques: In this tutorial Jamie demonstrates how to wrap 16 gauge wire on our Italian Flat Leather. The thin wire is great for holding components in place & adds texture to your design. We carry over 20 finishes of wire.
Techniques: Learn about tips for gluing together leather and clasps, as well as using the different clasps available from the Euro Leather Collection.We recommend starting with at least 7 inches for a women's bracelet and 8 for a man's. If you go too much smaller the leather doesn't have enough length to make a nice curve and it becomes difficult to keep the clasp closed, especially the magnetic clasp. It will pop open and not stay closed.
Use a sharp razor to cut the leather. We use a box cutter and always cut the leather on a flat cutting surface just pushing straight down on the leather. Don't saw. You want to make sure you end up with a nice clean cut. The leather is soft and will fray. You can use fine sand paper or a fine nail file to smooth the edges.
We recommend using a glue designed specifically for bonding leather and metal.
We do not recommend E6000. Best to use Super New Glue.
Level of Difficulty: BeginnerTools: Super New Glue, Box Cutter Materials: 5mm Flat Euro Leather, Leather Slider Cutouts, Leather Clasp Magnetic
Techniques: Learn to make a version of the Sweet 16 Cuff using different colors of 5 mm Italian Leather and components in the Antique Brass finish.
Level of Difficulty: BeginnerTools: Super New Glue, Box Cutter Materials: 5mm and 10mm Flat Euro Leather, Leather Slider Bars, Leather Clasp Fold Over
Techniques: Use 5 and 10mm flat leather to make the Watercolors bracelet.