Leather is one of those materials that have been used for ages by people to create different types of objects and that, in spite of being used for so many years, never go out of fashion.
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Although with the passing of time many other materials have become popular and started being used for many purposes, we must admit that leather preserves its charm and in many cases it can add a plus to an object. Leather is a perfect material to be used in many different sectors, but we can claim that one of the most important fields of application of this material is fashion. A leather bag, wallet or key-ring is a must-have in the wardrobe of every woman, and can be considered as a sort of classic that each person buys at least once in his/her lifetime. If bags and wallets are objects that traditionally match leather, there are also other accessories that can be made with this material and gain something more from that: we are speaking about bracelets, necklaces and jewels in general. Perhaps leather is not the first material that comes to your mind when you think about jewels (gold, silver, diamonds are usually associated with the world of jewels much more than any other materials), but this does not mean that it is not used for this purpose, on the contrary!
So, we all agree that leather is a perfect material for fashion accessories, and that it has many advantages when used in this filed. However, some might say that leather has also some disadvantages, first of all costs: in comparison to other materials that are used in the production of fashion items, indeed, leather can me more expensive, and a leather bag, just to make an example, might not be affordable for all. However, if you have manual skills and are a creative person, you might be able to use leather remnants and strips to conceive and realize beautiful and original leather objects!
Let’s start with jewels: making your own bracelet or necklace might be much easier than you might think if you use cowhide leather strips. First of all, where to buy the materials you need? If you want to choose among many different alternatives (and to find our discounted prices) the web might be the perfect place for you! There are many companies selling leather strips of different colours and size, and you only need to make your choice, wait for the order to arrive, and 80% of your work is already done! Then choose a charm (on the web or in a haberdashery) to be attached to your stripe, take a piece of stripe that fits good to your wrist or neck, thread the charm and make a knot. It’s as simple as that!
Making a bag might be more difficult if you cannot sew very well, but you can start with a phone case or a money bag and little by little start creating much more difficult objects. What do you need in this case? Leather remnants, of course! The web is a precious source also if you are looking for leather remnants: at affordable prices you can buy pieces of different kinds of leather and start creating original objects. You can use one single piece of leather to give birth to a basic and homogenous case or you can combine pieces of different types of leather to create a colourful patchwork.
And if you are good enough, you can create these original leather fashion items also for your friends, giving them original and certainly appreciated Christmas gifts!