It is no surprise that I love leather. I mean, I really LOVE leather. Especially when it comes to accessories. I guess I love that when it comes to accessories, it is A) easy to work with when it comes to the DIY factor and B) gives a touch of the unexpected to a wardrobe. It is as if there is an immediate implication of a little bit of a “rocker” chick element that leather adds to any outfit. It is exceptionally cool with a t-shirt and jeans, but it ramps up to haute couture status when it accents a truly flirty ensemble. Point in case: imagine a flowy silk chiffon number that you embellish with a leather cuff. Too cool.
With that said, I guess it is no wonder that I decided to give a little leather-edge to the traditional mama necklace. Yes, a pendant made from birthstones or struck in gold can be gorgeous, but for my day to day “boasting that I am a mama” jewelry, I decided to go for something a tad bit more laid back.
Check it out!
Step numero uno: I cut a small rectangle of thick brown leather and poked a hole in the top with a awl. I will use a jump ring through this hole for my pendant later, but first it is time to make this an actual mama necklace.
Using my little kit of metal letters, I stamped the first initial of each of my kiddos names.
Lindley, Conall and Evangeline.
Now time for that jump ring. Using some needle-nose pliers, I pried it open enough to slip through the top hole in my thick leather pendant.
I am kind of in love with how it turned out! Surprise, surprise….
Here is to being a proud mama!!
Photos Credit to: Jessica Helton