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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