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Finishing Leather Ends


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I really like to make jewelry with leather cord and this is a great alternative to purchasing the crimp ends for leather. Wire wrapping your leather ends does not cost as much as the crimp ends cost and it is a lot more fun to do! Once you have the general idea down, be creative - there are lots of variations that can be created with this simple technique. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY You should know how to make wrapped loops.

Recommended with this pattern

  • 6" 20-gauge round dead soft wire
  • Leather cord of desired length
  • Flush cutters

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Jodi Bombardier's Pattern Store
Jodi Bombardier's Pattern Store
I am a self-taught jewelry designer, wire wrapping since 2005 and wire weaving since 2008. I am a freelance writer for Step By Step Wire Jewelry magazine and a contributing author to the books Wire Style and Wire Style 2. I am the author of Weave, Wrap, Coil Creating Artisan Wire Jewelry. My second book on wire jewelry will be available Spring 2013. I teach classes at bead shows and bead stores in the U.S., internationally, and in my home studio in Tucson.