My mother gave me a necklace and earrings that she received as a gift years ago and would NEVER wear. :) Really Mom? Why not?
My scraps of leather, Helmar 450 Glue, chain from the necklace, Versa color ink , swirly stamp and away I went........
Rubbing the gold across the leather left a pretty sheen that you can't see that well here.
I stamped the swirls randomly. Loving this stamp. I just can't remember who made it!
The chain from the necklace worked perfectly weaving through the holes in the book.
Here you can see where I ran my leather through my Cuttlebug. You must wet you leather really well in order to get the embossing to stay. AND.... it has to be thin, soft leather to fit through. But I love the look of this tooled leather without the work.