Silk and Leather Gemstone Necklace


Silk and Leather Gemstone Necklace

Multicolored gemstones and leather cord come together to create this casual, funky necklace from Katie Hacker.

Silk and Leather Gemstone Necklace


  • 1-yard length of size #4 white silk bead cord
  • 18" length of 1mm brown leather cord
  • 54" length of 24-gauge silver ColourCraft wire
  • Silver torpedo clasp
  • Two silver suede cord ends
  • Sixteen assorted gemstone chips
  • Beadalon Big Eye beading needle
  • Nipper Tool
  • Beadstorm™ Chain Nose Pliers
  • Thread cutter


  1. Thread the needle and use it to string a gemstone chip 2" from the end. Tie a double knot, then string another chip about 1" away. Repeat until all of the chips are strung.
  2. Hold one end of the silk and leather cords together and attach a suede cord end. Twist the cords together and attach a suede cord end to the other end.
  3. Cut eighteen 3" pieces of wire. Wrap each wire piece around the leather and silk cord in a tight coil between two gemstone chips. Wrap a wire coil near each end of the necklace and anywhere along the necklace that looks too loose. Attach a clasp to the necklace.


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