Leather Spike Necklace
Keiko (cake-oh) Lynn is a 27 year old designer. She lives in Brooklyn, where she designs and makes clothing for her line, Postlapsaria. Keiko is a lover of animals and all things childish. She describes herself as “honest, awkward and downright whimsical.” Self described as a ”goody two-shoes with a liberal heart and mind”, we were excited to get to work with Keiko for October Jewelry Month.
"-Statement necklaces are great to have on hand; throw one on with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt and you're good to go!
- You don't have to stick to just gold or silver. Mixed metals look great and make accessorizing that much easier.
- Accessories can amplify or balance out an overall look. The leather fringe and subtle spikes on this necklace can lend an edge to an otherwise demure outfit."
- Bead Landing™ Jewelry Tool Set
- Bead Landing™ Closures
- Bead Landing™ Jump Rings (6 mm)
- Bead Landing™ Legends™ Spike Charms
- Bead Landing™ Cording
- Bead Landing™ Chain (gold)
- Bead Landing™ Chain (pewter)
Cut three lengths of chain with the side cutter pliers,each a little longer than the other. Images show mixed metals; the top pewter chain the shortest, the gold is mid-length, and the bottom is longest. Arrange them as they would sit on the closure to make sure you have the desired effect.
Use the chain nose and round nose pliers to separate the end link of each chain. This will be used to connect to the closures.
Use the chain nose pliers to close each link around the closures.
Cut equal lengths of leather cording. Images show seventeen sections, eight inches in length. You can do as many as you like.
Fold each piece of leather cording in half, and bring the ends through the chain link. Pull the ends through the loop and tighten. Start from the middle of the necklace and work outward until you achieve the look you desire.
Attach the split jump rings to the spike charms.
Use the chain nose pliers to close the jump rings around the top necklace chain links. Work from the middle outward.