Maker Moments: Monogram Leather Necklace

Hi everyone! Hope your weekend was as awesome as mine. I could get spoiled with long weekends. How about you? I’m never one to sit around though. I always find lots of work to do but lots of play time too! Today I want to show a quick and easy necklace that only requires a few supplies but is big on trend.

You will need the following:

A small piece of leather-approximately 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″

A gold necklace

Two gold jump rings

Small tassels (found at local craft store)

“Crop a dile” Punching Tool

Simply Said Alphabet Set by Spellbinders

First Place Contour die

Platinum Machine – The Platinum or Platinum 6 will work

Begin by die-cutting the leather using the circle on the First Place die. Remember, contour dies are fantastic for cutting leather as well as a variety of other materials.

Now here is the trick! Mist the leather with a bit of water and then place the selected monogram face down on the leather and run it through the Platinum machine. The water softens the leather enough to allow the monogram to leave a good impression!

Punch small holes in the top and bottom of the leather piece and then attach the tassel to the bottom of the circle. Use a gold chain to go through the top jump ring.

That’s all there is to it! Well jump on in. We got some making to do!




Debi Adams

As far as she can remember, Debi has been crafting, creating and doing art in one form or another. Born and raised in Southern California and the mother of four grown daughters, Debi is an in-house Senior Creative Designer at Spellbinders. She considers herself an “eclectic artist”, dabbling in mixed-media, party décor, paper crafting, painting, calligraphy, sewing, floral arranging, and everything in between. She has been featured in Somerset Studios, Where Women Cook and Where Women Create magazines. Though her passion is in creating art, she finds as much joy in giving it away. Her free time is spent junking, traveling, seeing her girls and new grandson and creating…art!



  1. This is very cool! I love how easy it is and think this would be a great project to teach to a 4/5 class this year!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Always a joy Barb. Thanks for your kind comments :).

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