That’s a dog in a field.. :)
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I’ve real­ly been enjoy­ing the recent exper­i­ment with braid­ed leather, but I tend to move around through­out the day so instead of pin­ning the fin­ished end of my work to a work bench, I’ve built a strap to work from my leg or real­ly, any­thing heavy in the vicin­i­ty.
Found this lit­tle beau­ty on the morn­ing romp with @meetmancha the oth­er day. Thought it was worth shar­ing with you!
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I’m hap­py with How they turned out but I think I’d take care of any colour treat­ments before braid­ing a fin­ished prod­uct.
Also, a lit­tle close up of a proof of con­cept exper­i­ment on today’s project. Turns out, it’s pos­si­ble to braid around sol­id objects like this lit­tle ring. I’m not sure yet where this would be use­ful, but it’s good to know that it’s pos­si­ble!
This time a round plait that will be real­ly good for jew­el­ry and cords in com­ing projects. these ones were made with 1/8 and 1/16 inch veg tan strips. Shown here undyed and untreat­ed.
Fleas have been our bat­tle of the week around here. We’ve tried to spray, we’ve tried the sham­poo, and they nev­er seem to die. When you’ve got a white coat­ed beast­ie (like Miss Man­cha) in the house, they are very obvi­ous… It’s a lit­tle hor­ri­fy­ing if you’ve ever watched a sci-fi bug a movie. And I have.
There is a new style of flea col­lar that every­body at the co-op has been rec­om­mend­ing. It’s 60 some dol­lars though, and a bit of a tough pill to swal­low. So I bought one for @meetmancha and it turns out there was a third left over when I was done trim­ming it for her neck. Since I’ve got the leather work­ing sup­plies out any­way, I fig­ured I’d make use of the $20 left over por­tion and make a col­lar for the oth­er beast­ie (Aussie) on site with a bit of scrap and some stock hard­ware.
For some­thing cou­ple togeth­er in about five min­utes I’m pret­ty hap­py with how this turned out! I have no idea if this part even has med­ica­tion in it, but I fig­ured it was worth a try!
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No trip to Trac­tor Sup­ply  is com­plete with­out pick­ing up your Dr. Nay­lor© sup­plies. On sale today; get yours while sup­plies last!
I’ve had these cle­vis­es in my leather kit for at least a year with the inten­tion of mak­ing one of these bracelets. This one end­ed up being a bit small for me, but turned out real­ly well oth­er­wise. I’ll refine the design and repho­to­graph tomor­row..
I’ve been play­ing with leather braids today. What do you think? Over the last few weeks, I’ve been try­ing to catch up on a vari­ety of projects that need my atten­tion late­ly, but I’ve been neglect­ing my cre­ative needs.
I want to build a new col­lar of my own mak­ing for @meetmancha, but my leather work­ing skills are feel­ing pret­ty rusty. This is a wel­come re-intro­duc­tion to work­ing with such a ver­sa­tile mate­r­i­al.
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