Leather Agate Necklace DIY

A few days ago I had to go through my forgotten jewelry stash for a photoshoot. I realized that most of the necklaces I have aren't my style anymore. What's a poor girl to do? Seeing as I have accumulated a stash of jewelry supplies since I was 12 years old (thanks for indulging me all those years, mom!) I decided to make something new.

I have been spending way too much time on Etsy lately and stumbled upon the wealth of jewelry supplies section! Almost everything for this necklace was purchased on Etsy - here's the list so you can check out the shops:

Deer lace: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/221417856

Beading Thread: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/221424161

Pink Shell Beads: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/221424403

Sliced Agate Druzy: https://www.etsy.com/transaction/221429421

Cotton Yarn: As a weaver... I have too much of this lying around.

I wanted a piece that was different and could be used in layering. I have loved wrapping all sorts of jewelry in cotton yarn lately - it makes every piece feel more organic and handmade to me so I tried to incorporate this technique into the necklace.

1. String the length of the necklace in pink shell beads.

2. Slip knot the deer lace through the druzy.

3. Use wire to wrap the deer lace around the pink shell beads and hold together.

4. Cover the wire by wrapping the length of the leather in cotton yarn.