Instead of tossing an old leather purse, belt, couch, or even skirt into the rubbish bin, consider the possibilities of repurposing and recycling old leather goods. Leather is a recyclable textile, and since it is a sturdy, long-lasting fabric, it can have a second life in a number of ways. I love to work withit, it is soft and warm material and easy to combine with beads, jewelry wire.  I use real and faux leather- scraps from production and old items from the thrift shops to create my jewelry.

gunadesign recycled leather choker

gunadesign recycled leather earrings

gunadesign recycled leather bracelet

gunadesign recycled leather earrings