I saw a leather and beaded necklace at Anthropologie a few weeks ago. I love Anthropologie stuff but the price tag was way too steep for something that I could easily make at home. Today, I’ll show you how to make a necklace that is similar for just a fraction of the cost!
Using scissors, cut the leather bracelet band down the middle.
Tip: Beading needles are thin and flexible. You can usually work them through the seed beads while they are still on their original strand, then cut the original strand when you have enough beads on your thread. This will save you time “fishing” for loose beads.
Once you have your first 7 inches beaded, work the beading needle through one half of the cut leather bracelet and tie a knot.
Work the beading needle through the second half of the cut leather bracelet, then tie it off using the 2-3 inches of open thread you left at the beginning. It looks best if you put the needle through the front of your leather, so the knots will be at the back. Snip off the excess bead thread once your beaded strands are securely knotted. Repeat this process two additional times, so you end up with 6 strands of seed beads total.
There you have it! How to make a necklace–Anthropologie style–for a fraction of the cost.