How To Make a DIY Leather Fringe Tier Necklace

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Inspiration for Tiered Leather Frince Necklace

Inspiration for Tiered Leather Frince Necklace

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The Inspiration

The Result

The Materials
  • Some source of leather. I used a sparkly mini skirt that I got for 29 cents at Goodwill.
  • About 24 inches of small chain
  • Some length of wider chain, depending on how long you make your necklace.
  • A clasp
  • SHARP scissors
  • Pliers
  • Beads that coordinate with your leather. Mine are black, faceted, and aurora borealis.
  • Headpins
The Process
Cut two 12" lengths of the smaller chain. Fold each of these sections in half, and attach the clasp to the middle. Cut a section of the larger chain about 9-12 inches long or so, and attach it to the loose ends of the smaller chain to make the necklace base.


Cut your leather into thin strips that are about 8-10 inches long. It would probably be best to use a craft knife or rotary cutter if you're especially talented, but I decided to use pinking shears. Thread a leather strip through each link of your top two chain tiers and secure each strip with a knot.


When you're finished tying, make little charms out of your beads by threading each on to a headpin, trimming the excess wire, and making a loop at the top of the pin. Now use pliers to attach the charms to the lowest tier of your necklace. Make any other adjustments that you see fit, and proceed to show off your DIY prowess!

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