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.
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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