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.

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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So, that's the end result of the S-hook exploration. Feel pretty comfortable with my ability to make the hook bits, but I definitely want to work on the even spacing of the twist. It's a little tougher than it looks. :).

Getting back to the forge today. I, am, rrrrusty! Trent had some choice words to describe my hammer work. So, I've slowed things down, and focused on form and repeatability on these s-hooks. The next step is adding a twist to the middle before brushing up and starting the next!
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