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Updated: Nov. 08, 2018

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Monday, November 12 is a Federal Holiday, observed by the USPS. The first "business day" after Friday Nov. 09 is Tues. Nov. 13.

Imagize Your World is undergoing renovation... please "pardon our dust"!

Thank you for your patience while I update my listings and overhaul my eBay store!

  • YES, I am "open" (accepting orders, answering questions, etc.) during the "construction"!
  • Many listings have already been updated, or partly updated, but there is still a lot of work to do.
  • In addition to a general overhaul, new colors and items are being added, and some "old favorites" are finally coming back!
  • If you can't find what you're looking for, or are waiting for a specific sample photo to be added, please contact me for help.
  • See my Messages & Announcements (store homepage) for Renovation Updates

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~ Genuine Leather, Suede & Deerskin ~

 round cord and flat lace for Necklaces, Bracelets, etc.

I offer a variety of custom-made-to-order leather cord jewelry, including... 

  • basic single-strand cord chokers, necklaces, bracelets and anklets
  • graduated, single-length or braided multi-strand cord chokers and necklaces
  • multi-strand, braided and woven bracelets and anklets
  • a variety of wrap bracelets, with and without added beads, chain, etc.
  • a variety of wrap chokers, with and without focals or charmsbraided chokers, including wide flat lace, and braided cord
  • a variety of pendant and earring styles, including dream catchers
  • many styles offered can be worn as boot bracelets, hat bands, etc.

In addition to the standard color and length choices built-in to most listings, you can further customize most necklaces or bracelets by opting to add an extender chain, magnetic clasp converter and/or pendant/charm to your order. (When purchasing one or more of these add-ons, make sure to let me know if you want me to put it all together so your jewelry is ready-to-wear right out of the box. If you don't specify you want to me to do that, I have to assume that I should not.) 

If you have a request or special instructions not clearly covered by what I already have listed in my eBay store, just let me know what you would like so I can add it for you. :) 

  • Leather Cord Info and Colors
  • Suede Lace Info and Colors
  • Deerskin and Deertan Lace Info and Colors
  • Metal Components
  • Misc. FAQ's

Leather Cord

The Genuine Leather Cord I offer is round leather cord cut from high quality hide and professionally dyed (by the cord manufacturer), using commercial grade lead-safe dyes. 

  • There are NO hidden "fused seams" (which means no "surprise breakage").
  • My leather cord jewelry is listed by color group and length range.
  • I currently offer more than 85 colors!
    • All colors are offered in 2 mm diameter cord.
    • Most colors* are also offered in 1.5 mm diameter cord.
    • Most colors* are also offered in 3 mm diameter cord.
    • Color names are quoted from the manufacturer.
    • Exact color/shade can vary between dye lots/productions runs.
    • Sample photos are provided below.
    • The coloring process for Standard and Metallic Colors involves coating the cord with dye, heat setting it, repeating the coating/setting process, and then applying a finish coat. This process yields cord that is ususally semi-glossy, although some colors/batches may appear shinier than others.
    • The coloring process for "Natural Dyed" Colors involves dipping the cord in dye so that the cord absorbs it, rather than being coated with it, then heat setting it to make the color permanent. This process usually allows some of the natural tone variations of the hide to show through the dye color, yielding cord that is truly unique from piece to piece. "Natural Dyed" colors usually appear more muted (NOT as glossy as the standard coated cords), so the "look" they provide tends to be more earthy and natural. (Exact look varies by cord size, color, dye lot and piece.)
    • The color "Natural" is not dyed; therefore the shade difference -- and how smooth, rough or even "fuzzy" the cord is -- can vary dramatically between production runs. (This natural variance in the undyed hides can also affect the end results of the dyed and coated cords, especially the "Natural Dyed" colors.)
  • Advertised diameters (1.5 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm) are approximate.
    • Exact diameter can vary between pieces; normal variance is +/- 0.3 mm
    • *Any color offered in 2 mm can be made available in the 1.5 or 3 mm diameter by special request
    • * Colors not currently offered in all three diameters are noted below.

 

Leather Cord Colors:

  • Sample photos show multiple dye lots and diameters when possible, to help illustrate the possible variance.
  • ALL colors can vary between diameters and batches/dye lots, even if only one sample is shown.
  • Each color not currently offered in all three diameters will be noted below above the line of photos it appears in, follwed by ~ * and the diameter(s) it IS available in.

 

  • Iceberg ~ *2 mm only

  • Metallic Shell ~ *2 mm only
  • Petal ~ *2 mm only
  • Beach ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Honeydew ~ *1.5 mm and 2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Turtle ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Natural Dyed Turkey Red ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Natural Dyed Red Brown - Photo coming soon!
  • Natural Dyed Antique Brown - Photo coming soon!

  • Henna ~ *2 mm only
  • Turkey Red ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Metallic Maina ~ *1.5 and 2 mm only

  • Marigold ~ *2 mm only
  • Tahiti ~ *2 mm only
  • Natural Dyed Orange - Photo coming soon!
  • Metallic Indian Sun ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Metallic Dusty Brown ~ *2 mm only

  • Metallic Russet ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!

  • Cyclaman ~ *2 mm only

  • Sky Blue - Photo coming soon!
  • Blue - Photo coming soon!
  • Iris Blue ~ *1.5 and 2 mm only - Photo coming soon!

  • Aquatin~ *2 mm only

  • Absinth ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!
  • Natural Dyed Dark Green ~ *2 mm only
  • Metallic Gauriya ~ *2 mm only
  • Mehandi ~ *2 mm only - Photo coming soon!

 

 

Suede Lace 

I offer several different types of Genuine Suede Lace; width options and specifications vary between suede types.

  • There are NO hidden "fused seams" (which means no "surprise breakage").
  • My suede lace jewelry is listed by width, color group and length range.
  • Suede lace comes in 3 mm (1/8 inch) and 5 mm (3/16 inch) widths (varies by style)
  • Color names are quoted from the manufacturer.
    • Exact color/shade can vary between dye lots and suede types.
    • Different manufacturers may use the same color name for different shades.
    • Identical colors from different manufacturers may have different names.
    • The edges, and/or centers of the edges, can vary in color from the wider surfaces of the lace.
      • ... including, but not limited to, a lighter shade of the main color, white, off-white or gray.

 

Suede Lace Colors:

  • Sample photos show multiple dye lots and thicknesses when possible, to help illustrate the possible variance.
  • Color appearance varies between different screen types/settings.
  • ALL colors and thicknesses can vary between batches/dye lots, even if only one sample is shown.

~ 3 mm Suede Colors...

... More photos are Coming Soon!

 

~ 5 mm Suede Colors...

 

Deerskin Lace 

The Genuine Deerskin Lace I offer comes in several colors and widths. (Not all colors are available in all widths.) 

  • There are NO hidden "fused seams" (which means no "surprise breakage").
  • My deerskin lace jewelry is listed by width, color group and length range.
  • Deerskin lace features a soft but smooth surface on one side, and an extra soft (almost fuzzy) surface on the other side.
  • Deerskin lace is softer and more supple than leather lace, and has some stretch to it.
  • The deerskin lace I offer for "cord" style jewelry is currently available in 3 mm (1/8 inch) and 5 mm (3/16 inch) widths.

~ 3 mm Deerskin Lace Colors...

 

~ 5 mm Deerskin Lace Colors...

 

~ 10 mm Deerskin and Deertan Colors...

 

 

~ Misc. FAQ's for Genuine Leather/Suede/Deerskin Cord/Lace

Q: I found the color I want, but 3 mm (or 1.5 mm) is not an option. Can I order that?

A: Contact me with the details (color, diameter, necklace length, clasp color, quantity, etc.), so I can create a "Special Order" listing for you, and then send you the item number. Please note that the production/handling time will be longer than normal, as I will need to acquire the cord before I can make your order. Please also note that no guarantees can be made as to the exact color/shade, as it can vary by production run and I will have no way of knowing exactly what it will be until I receive it. This type of special order is non-refundable once I place the order for the cord.

 

Q: The "variation" (unique combination of option selections) I want is out of stock or there are fewer available than I need. How can I order it?

A: Contact me with the details (color, diameter, necklace length, clasp color, quantity, etc.), so I can update the listing for you. (Please understand that I have to limit the quantity available for each individual variation due to the large number of options available... but since I custom-make each item to-order, those quantities can easily be rearranged to facilitate specific purchases.) In the rare event that what you want cannot be made available, I will let you know.

 

Q: How big does the bail/hole have to be for my pendant to fit over the end loop? And what if the bail/hole is too small?

A: For my basic single-strand cord necklaces, the eyelet end is approximately 4 mm wide for ALL cord diameters up to 3 mm; however, the thickness of the end where the terminator wraps around the cord will vary between cord diameters. For best results, the bail opening should be at least 5 mm for 1.5 mm or 2 mm cord, and at least 5.5 mm for 3 mm cord.

If the bail opening is not large enough to comfortably fit over the end (but IS large enough to be strung directly onto the cord), you can request that I leave one end of the cord not terminated. (My Cord Termination Instructions information page illustrates how to complete the necklace once the pendant has been strung.)

 

Q: What if I'm not sure how long I need the necklace to be? Will I be able to resize it after I receive it? 

A: You will NOT be able to shorten a completed necklace after you receive it (unless you purchase an additional terminator); so you have two basic options if you are unsure of the correct length.

OPTION #1: You can order a "default" length that you are sure will be long enough AND request that I leave one end of the cord not terminated. This will allow you to cut the cord to a shorter length and then terminate the "open" end yourself. My Cord Termination Instructions information page illustrates how to complete the necklace once you have cut the cord to the correct length.

OPTION #2: You can order a length (either "default" or custom) that you are sure will be short enough, and then add an extender chain to make the length adjustable to a longer length. My custom extender chains are listed separately, but do NOT incurr additional shipping charges when paid for with the same transaction as other jewelry items. (If you will be adding a pendant, I recommend a chain with a clasp on one end to make it easy for you to add it yourself after stringing the pendant; if you will not be stringing a pendant, you can select a "Split Ring" for "End #1" and include a note that you would like me to attach the chain for you.) Browse my Extender Chains for the color and style that works for you; if you need help finding the chain(s) that match the clasp/hardware color you are selecting for your necklace, please let me know so I can help you. (A few notes: Chain style "B3L" is intended only for light weight jewelry; chain style "S4H" is NOT recommended for making jewelry adjustable; chain style B4M is the chain I use for my adjustable chokers (velvet, lace, etc.), but is not intended for use with heavy jewelry.)

 

Q: I have a heavy pendant; which cord diameter and metal color do you recommend?  

A: For the strongest possible necklace, I recommend the 2 mm diameter cord and base metal hardware. AVOID the Sterling Silver and Gold Fill, as the metal is too soft to withstand the stress of a very heavy pendant! (Please do NOT order the 3 mm cord thinking that it will be stronger just becaue the cord is thicker. Due to the differences in the way the terminators fit on each size of cord, the most secure hold will be on the 2 mm cord.) If the pendant can be clipped directly onto the cord, rather than being strung over the ends, there are additional methods for completing the necklace that may offer even more strength; please contact me for details. 

 

Q: I would like a multi-strand necklace with a different options than you currently offer (more strands, a mix of cord/lace/chain sizes/types, etc.). How can I order that? 

A: Contact me with the details (material types, colors, diameters, necklace length, clasp color, quantity, etc.), so I can create a "Special Order" listing for you, and then send you the item number. (Please make sure to include any special instructions, such as graduating the strands, braiding the strands, etc.)

 

 

All photos are copyright Imagize Your World.

 

Last Updated 09/27/2017