Finished Leather Cord
by Dale Armstrong
Question:

Dale, in a recent tip, you mentioned using a wide leather cord using half round wire on the end with a toggle. Are there instructions on how to do that? Maybe a tutorial that I have missed.

-Faye in Nashville, Tennessee
Instructions
Answer:

No Faye, I don't think you missed anything, but maybe you haven't had time to browse through the Free Wire Jewelry Making Ideas page.

Using the same idea as the Finished Ribbon, a suede cord or strip of soft goat hide will make a nice alternative way to wear and/or display a pendant.
This quick photo is of the back and front of one I use personally. I did not attach any clasp, rather I wear it by lightly wrapping the cord around itself and simply tie the ends together loosely. It stays in place with no problems.

Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
Dale Armstrong's Finished Leather Cord - , Leather Working, Lashing, Wire Lashing, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry, Design, Leather straps

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G15-20
  • G15-20
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  • Price: $170.72
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  • Category: Leatherwork
  • Technique(s): Lashing, Wrapping, Design