Leatherwork Is A Fun Hobby!

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by FoxHead, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. FoxHead

    FoxHead Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey BYC!
    Are there any fellow leatherworkers out there?? Post pics of things you've made, hope to make, or want to have made!
    Most of my work is tooling leather. I love it. Lately, I've been making long wallets. Are there any purse makers?

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  2. sebocat

    sebocat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do some. My hubby is a knife maker - Reaper Knives, and I do the tooling on this sheaths. I'm going to start doing some tack and possibly some cases and wallets.

    I have the stamping down, I'm just working on learning how to apply stains and coloring to really make my work stand out. Its tough learning without any one here to show me, so I do a lot of learning from my mistakes.

    I'll post some photos here later, when I am home and can get to them.

    I'd love to pick your brain about what you are doing!
     
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    sebocat Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. FoxHead

    FoxHead Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome tooling! My FB page link should be under my post if you'd like to check out some of my other work. The only way I've ever learned is by my mistakes too. Definitely keep going, you've got it! Anytime you'd like to post pics, I'd love to see them!
     
  5. sebocat

    sebocat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks :) Its not even finished in that picture, that's what I get for using my phone, I cant tell what I'm posting.

    Id like to learn how to give something an antiqued finish, so the design pops and is light, but the background is a bit darker. My husband just pops the whole thing in dye, so it really does nothing for my design work. Where are you getting your supplies? tandy?
     
  6. FoxHead

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    Yes, I worked for Tandy and still do workshops on weekends. Tandy carries gel antiques that are water based, so it's easy to move the finish around with a damp sponge to get the look you want. I antique over my colors a lot. Fiebing's makes different antique pastes that work well too. You can order those from a place in Wisconsin called Sew What for a good price.
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  7. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That koi is so wonderful! Just beautiful work!
    I have some leatherworking tools and diddle around it a little bit. I did a lot more when I was a teenager. I love those Tandy shops. So many project kits, blanks, and tools. I barely contained myself from buying a hide the last time I was there. lol
     
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  8. sebocat

    sebocat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. Here it is all finished, right before my husband died it dark brown all over.
     
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  9. FoxHead

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    Thanks for the compliment wyoDreamer!

    sebocat you sheath is awesome!! It looks great, and it would really pop with color! Keep posting as you try new things!
     
  10. sebocat

    sebocat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm definitely going to have to try some colors and figure out how to add depth. Maybe I'll play a little this week.

    Love your Koi! Is that a wallet?
     

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