For the last year or so I’ve been hanging some of my PMC pendants
and colorful bead burst pendants on leather cord to incorporate some
price points significantly lower than those pendants hanging on snake
chain, hand made wire-wrapped links, or chain maille. But I’ve twice
now had pieces come back due to split leather. That is, a particular
point in the leather was so dry that an inadvertent kink in the cord
allowed it to break in two.
I bought several large spools of brown and black Greek leather cord
in a couple of different diameters three or four years ago, just a
bit before we were packing up and relocating ourselves. So it had
been laying around for a while before I began using it. I understand
it makes sense to condition it now as I use it, but is it too late
for these particular spools? Or would a good overnight soak in
Leather CPR repair the damage for future use? I cringe at the idea of
tossing it all. Any similar experiences with dried out leather cord?
Looking forward to Springing Ahead on March 9… spring cannot come
soon enough up here in the land of snow!