“Leather Jewelry” Giveaway

October 14, 2010, 18:00 pm  Posted by Lark

It seems like everyone’s selling leather bracelets this season.

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Now, you could just plunk down your credit card for one of these fashion must-haves…or you can make your own, and then you get to customize it. “Oh, I don’t know how to work with leather,” you might be thinking. That’s no problem. Here’s a giveaway of three signed copies of Leather Jewelry, written by yours truly. (Yes, yes, it’s shameless self-promotion time.) The book gives instructions for choosing leather, cutting it, punching it, setting eyelets and grommets and such–everything you need to know to fashion it into jewelry. And it contains step-by-step instructions for 30 projects. Take a gander at just a few of them:

“Oh, those look hard to make.” No, no, no, nothing could be further from the facts. Really. Truly. I taught myself on the fly to work with leather, and it’s one of the easiest, most forgiving materials I’ve ever crafted with.

So, how do you enter for a chance to win this groovy book? Simply leave a comment on this post by 11:59 p.m. EST on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Any comment is fine. Three winners will be selected at random and notified on Friday, October 29. Click here for the official rules. Good luck!


82 Responses

    Darcy says:


    Kristi says:

    Leather is on my to learn list! Will have to add this book to my list, but to win it would be awesome!!

    Mommapudding says:

    Would I get funny looks if I sniffed my jewelry all day though? Seriously they look cool, would be good to give it a try.

    Mary says:

    I love the soft, flexible feel of leather around my wrist. Would love to win this cool looking book about making leather jewelry.

    Bookinhunts says:

    There is nothing like the confidence one gains from making something by hand. This idea alone would aid in giving me an inspiration to further my art aspirations and learn from the best. I would hope that I could share this incredible craft with others in the future. Great articles thanks so much.

    Lydia says:

    There is nothing like the look and feel of leather. This book is a must have for any artist!

    Colleen says:

    I would love to try somthing in leather! How fun – and Oct 29th is my d-day – maybe I will be the lucky one!?

    chris says:

    I love love leatherwork! Thanks for the giveaway!

    justval says:

    My husband used to make leather bracelets and pocketbooks back in 1978, that man needs to move away from the TV and get back into leather working! Those bracelets are absolutely gorgeous!

    'tia says:

    Would love a chance to win this book!!!

    The bracelets remind me of those back in the ’70′s, but these have a more modern look to them. I would enjoy learning how to make a leather bracelet and choker to bring back that “groovy” feeling! Thank you!

    MAKUstudio says:

    Would love to own this book! And, a signed copy no less! I’m posting it on my facebook wall!

    Karen Gill says:

    Looks like an awesome book, I’d LOVE to win a copy!!!

    Deb says:

    Love those bracelet; looks like they’d be fun to make.

    Lorraine Robson Ceramics says:

    not a material i’ve worked with but willing to give it some consideration.

    Brenda says:


    Laurie says:

    Wow, who knew such awesome jewelry could be crafted with LEATHER!

    marissamakes says:

    I’ve always shied away from leather, fearing that it’d be difficult to work with. If it’s as easy as you say, I’d love to give it a shot! The cuff and rings on the cover look so fun!

    nan says:

    i have to get this book..filled with fabulous ideas i’d love to try making.

    Sarah M says:

    I checked this book out from our public library last week and have enjoyed making the two projects I’ve done so far. Would be thrilled to own a copy.

    Erin Strother says:

    This book looks really fun. I’d love to win it!
    Erin S

    Ashley Pickin says:

    Always been interested in leather working! can’t wait to see the book :)

    Cclilly says:

    Would love to try leather jewelry!

    Mad_knitress says:

    Gorgeous! I just happen to live by a leather store..hint hint!

    The Noisy Plume says:

    Looks like a fabulous book!!!

    Teri says:

    Oooh…I want to play!!

    Michelle says:

    Looks like a fun book–I haven’t work much with leather before.

    Anonymous says:

    I just love leather jewelry:)

    Astarte Gallery says:

    I’d love to read through this book for more ideas to add to my bead and ceramic jewelry creations.

    Carmen says:

    this will be a good compliment to my crafting library

    Debbi Cooper says:

    Well, way back in the late ’60′s early 70′s I had lots of leather jewelry! They are all gone now – maybe it’s time for a revival – I especially like the cut out bracelet.

    smeetze says:

    I love to wear leather!

    FryeStyle says:

    This would be a great book to add to my collection. I already own your “Quilt It with Wool” and love it! Leather has the ability to be innovative and fun in jewelry design!

    Melaniejaneb says:

    this looks like a GREAT book

    Melissa says:

    Always looking for new skills to develop. Thank you for putting on this generous give-away.

    Hooray for giveaways! This book looks very useful.

    Nancy Saccoccio says:

    Since I just scored a box of leather making tools at a roadside flea market fund raiser- I really need this book. It would be a Godsend!!!

    Allumsden says:

    I’d love to add leather to my jewelry making repertoire!

    anyjsmith says:

    I love leather!

    Sharlyn says:

    I’d love to learn the secrets to making leather jewelry. Please enter me to win something!

    Joyciensd says:

    I’ve never make anything out of leather but would love to try. Please enter me to win!

    Tleevinson says:

    I just bought leather lace and don’t have a clue how to incorporate it into my jewelry designs. Please enter me to win! I need some jewelry inspiration.

    Shelly_sekhri says:

    hey…its great to have such a unique jewellery

    TF says:

    These look so cool!

    Sharon says:

    Looks like a very cool book.Would love to win it

    Farley13 says:

    Would love to own this really neat book. Please enter me. Thanks!!

    Melej23 says:

    As a fashion designer, I’m always looking for unique pieces to accent an outfit. It would be so nice to have them be handmade!!

    Gillwatson says:

    This looks a great book – I’d love to win a copy!

    Tessarickard says:

    I can’t wait to see this book! I love working with leather… Lovely bracelets.

    Shadygrovegallery says:

    I like the feel as well as the look of wearing leather jewelry. Reminds me of “days gone by”.

    Ashley says:

    I use leather jewelry to dress up work outfits and make them a little more exciting. Never tried to make it, though. This could be my chance!

    Aja says:

    More things for me to buy & work with ;-)

    Dawn says:

    I just bought some scrap leather and am looking for ideas and methods! Timing is everything!

    Katie says:

    I’ve had several pieces of leather in my stash for quite some time. Perhaps now I can dig them out and get a little crafty!

    June says:

    Looks like a great book for inspiration!

    Laura O says:

    This book looks absolutely inspiring! I’m ready to go!

    kt says:

    My newly-minted teen would love to join me in crafting cool things from this book!

    Jan says:


    Cararomano says:

    Would love a copy of this book. I bet the gallery of finished pieces is fab!

    Tami8161 says:

    I’m not sure–I think it might be tricky to work with leather if you’ve never done so….

    Norikue says:

    Looks like fun to try! I would love a copy of this book.

    nach says:

    Leather is in, my nieces and nephews own some leather bracelets…it would be cool if I can make some leather rings or necklaces for them for Christmas :)

    Marshmallowsandpickles says:

    Looks like a lot of fun to play around with… thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    CeeCee says:

    Leather Rawks!!!

    Jlaphotos says:

    Ironic, this book caught my eye at the Library yesterday. I’m always trying to find a new craft to get my creative juices flowing and when I saw this book and saw the gorgeous things inside that i could make. I was excited! _Jennifer L.

    Books Things says:

    Sweet! Would love this book.

    Loayza Janet says:

    I like it!!!  :) hope to win
    loayza.janet@gmail:disqus .com

    Vicki says:

    Cute pieces!  I have a bag of leather scrap and am ready to create.

    Judy says:

    I would love to win this leather prize package. More and more suppliers are getting intro supplies for leather bracelets and I’m drooling over them but can;t afford much!!

    Judy says:

    I would love to win this leather prize package. More and more suppliers are getting intro supplies for leather bracelets and I’m drooling over them but can;t afford much!!

    Tonya Muller says:

    I worked with leather some when I was younger and it would be great to get into it again

    Beadfairie827 says:

    an opportunity to explore leather

    BeadHostage says:

    Great Giveaway.

    Book Fiend says:

    Another great Lark Book Giveaway

    Book Fiend says:

    Love your giveaways

    Books4me says:

    Crossing my fingers I can use this book to help me with leather

    Kathie says:

    What a fabulous book!! I would love to have it to give me some inspiration to using leather in jewelry designs. I have been looking at the leather supplies a lot lately wondering what to use, but have never made any jewelry with it, so this would come at a great time! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Peggy Russell says:

    I just started working with leather and am so excited about this book and the possibilities!

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