On my last buying trip to Athens Greece, I noticed some findings I’d never seen before. The holes were much too big for standard 1.8 or 2mm leather, so I asked my supplier about them.
The sales Clark proceeded to show me a thick, supple leather with a rectangular cross section, about 1cm by 1/2cm.
There were many eye-popping colors available, and several dozens of components like the ones I saw with the big holes, specifically for this kind of leather. This, she explained, is the hot new item in Greek jewelry. DIY jewelry artists find it easy to work with, and given the professional-looking finished results, it’s quite addictive! Apparently, my supplier couldn’t keep the stuff on the shelf.
Naturally, I was skeptical, so I brought some samples back to my daughter in Ohio.
Without any back story, I showed her the leather and findings and asked her what she thought.
“Dad, you got it right! These are so cool! It would look good even without any of the add-on embellishments, just as a strap with clasps. I love these magnetic clasps. You can even make the “masculine-looking” jewelry some of our customers have bugged us about with this!”
Deferring to her superior fashion sense, I put in an order. And, what would you know, we soon had to re-order to keep up with demand. We think you will love the oval leather and findings. Order a sample today; and don’t worry, we made sure we have extra on hand for when you’re ready to order more!
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