Once upon a time, I wanted a leather jacket. Really, really wanted one. I must have thought it would make me cool. Then my mom bought me one for my 23rd birthday–instant cool! I mean, I got engaged and married when I was 23, so it must have worked!
Well, that was 10 years ago, and the cool has worn off (of me, not the jacket.) Though the jacket had seen better days too. It was wearing along the edges of the sleeve, near the zipper, and back when we had cats they left some pretty grim scratch marks in it.
I couldn’t wear it any more, and I certainly couldn’t pass it on–no one else would wear it either!
But I didn’t have the heart to just toss it in the trash, so I took scissors to it. Is that better or worse? Well, you tell me.
I cut a long strip about 1 1/2 inches wide and glued it in half with hot glue.
Then I snipped along the folded edge.
Starting at one end, I rolled it up on itself and glued it into this flower shape.
Out of black felt I cut one circle (for the backing) and one small strip (for the loop to hang it from) Just using hot glue again, I attached the little loop and then the circle over the whole back.
I had this black cord already from another necklace and just switched it out for this new leather pendant. I wonder if it still has some of it’s magical properties…
I want to know–have you ever cut up something favorite so you could keep wearing it?