Leather Craft: Recycle Your Rubbish and Turn It into a Luxury Bracelet

Karolina Fomiciova, Ethical and eco jewellery designer.

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12 Videos (33m)
    • Intro

      2:14
    • Class Overview

      1:27
    • Tools

      1:47
    • Choosing Leather

      2:48
    • Templates

      2:34
    • Cutting Leather

      2:26
    • Gluing Ribbons

      2:15
    • Folding Technique

      3:00
    • Adding Clasp

      7:37
    • Punching Holes

      4:40
    • Setting Rivets

      1:39
    • Congratulations

      0:45

About This Class

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        In this class you will:

  • Learn to create a luxury looking unisex bracelet from upcycled leather using basic tools.
  • Learn simple but effective folding technique which could be later applied to any type of materials such as leather, cotton, faux leather, ribbons etc.
  • Find out my simple trick of neatly finishing the leather piece.
  • No prior experience is required, the class is for beginners as well as advanced students.
  • Create three bracelets in same technique but different widths and colors.
  • Develop a creative and attentive eye and soon you will start noticing useful and inspiring ‘rubbish’ that could be recycled for creative purposes.
  • Get the list of my favorite destinations for sourcing materials.

By the end of this class, I will complete three bracelets made in the same technique.

12 of 12 students recommendSee All

Intro was longer than it needed to be/sound quality was poor. Rest of the steps were good but I didn't think that she needed to show you for each bracelet - I ended up fast forwarding - fun project!
My first class on Skillshare. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you!
The intro was mildly distracting, Karolina had music that was muffling her introduction. Hang thru that part and watch this great presentation. All steps are clearly shown and tools/ techniques presented. As a jewelry maker, this is a nice addition and if you like the style (I do!), a pretty option for playing with recycled items. I will certainly give this a try.

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Karolina Fomiciova

Ethical and eco jewellery designer.

 

Karolina Fomiciova is a founder and designer of sustainable jewellery brand Fomi. Born in Lithuania, studying and maturing her style in London and now living and creating in Spain, Karolina has developed a conscious and ethical  approach towards accessory design.

‘My sustainable fashion journey began when I received an old leather biker jacket that belonged to my aunt in the 80s. She wanted to get rid of the jacket so I thought I could use my previously gained ...

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