Thursday, November 3, 2011

Contrasting Black & Brown Leather Double Cuff

This brown leather cuff is 1 1/4 inches wide and 8 inches around when snapped closed. The 1/2 inch brown leather accent is attached with aluminum rivets and decorated with waxed hemp string. Double nickel snap closure.

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Brown Leather Flower Cuff

This brown leather cuff is 1 1/4 inches wide with an adjustable snap closure. Snaps at 7.5 inches & 8 inches. This cuff is accented with small leather flowers to add a bit of fun to the classic wrist cuff.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Unite or Die

I found this really cool American Revolution piece of propoganda. I appropriated the slogan for a shirt. I cut the stencil and added my own little bit of nonsense - you know, for the 4th of July.

The 4th of July - making things

I had a really great 4th of July. I spent a lot of time with the fam. I made some stuff and took a nap (or two).

Here are a few photos from the weekend's activities.

The first detail is a little anchor stamp that my father-in-law got me for my birthday. It's become my 'brand' for leather working. It's a fun little detail.

I oiled & polished a few bracelets & leather cuffs that I'd been working on - and hung them on a chair to air out.

Later that night I watched the fireworks and built a little fire in my firepit (another birthday gift from my lovely family).

How to Mystery Braid a Leather Cuff

My wife found this tutorial and sent it to me. So I'm posting it here becaust in all honesty Martha Stewart and her peeps can explain this much better than I can.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Found type

I ran across this little pocket sized book of Trig Functions in my father-in-laws roll around (I was looking for his rivet gun to use on a leather project.)

I thought it was pretty cool looking.

Short Trick Braid

This bracelet was a result of me just looking for another way to do things. It's just a short braid. I cut three small slits in the center of the piece of leather and braided those. The effect is more of decoration - and seems a bit more substantial than my normal fully braided leather bracelet.