How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Jewelry made with textiles is a beautiful way to add texture and depth to your outfit. This $98 leather feather necklace at Anthropologie is the perfect example. Equal parts edgy and bohemian, this accessory is ideal for any ensemble. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a pretty penny to sport this piece. With a few supplies and basic jewelry making techniques, you can make your very own homemade version.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Cut out two leather ovals; each one should measure two to three inches long. Trim the ends of the oval to create sharp points.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Using a toothpick and the acrylic paint, paint a dotted vertical line down the middle of each piece.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Add a few more lines at an angle. Alternate between dotted and frayed brush-like strokes.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Repeat with additional colors of acrylic paint. The final color palette is completely up to you. Set aside to dry.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Cut a length of cord measuring 30 inches long.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Add three 6mm jump rings to one end of the cord. Slide on the bead and add three more 6mm jump rings.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Tie a knot about three inches from the end of the cord.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Repeat at the opposite end of the cord.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Fold the cord in half. Insert the folded end through a 6mm jump ring.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Slide the jump ring downward until it can not go any further. Pull one side of the cord so that the ends do not line up. This will create that classic lariat necklace look.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Place the jump ring in between the flat portion of the pliers. Squeeze tightly to flatten.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Glue the ends of the cord to the back side of the leather feathers. Let dry completely.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Once the glue is dry, your new necklace is ready to go. Because it doesn't have a clasp, you can easily throw it on and off.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

Thanks to this statement necklace, you won't need to worry about additional accessories. Pair it with a simple top to let your new piece shine.

How to Make a Leather Feather Lariat Necklace

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