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Purse - Front

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Made a purse for my grandmother, from a Vista kit from Tandy.
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Well, it's all done and assembled! :)

I used brown kangaroo lace to finish instead of the lace from the kit. It matches better and looks nicer. (And is very strong!!)

And here is the front, in all of it's glory!!

*sniffles*

I AM SO HAPPY I'M ALL DONE!!!! :-D



EDIT: My grandmother received it and loves it! ♥
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Image size
3648x2736px 4.42 MB
Make
Panasonic
Model
DMC-FS5
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/3.3
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
250
Date Taken
Nov 12, 2009, 4:43:39 PM
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Toblass's avatar
Whoa…you crafty-girl, you! I'm so very impressed by your talents…especially this particular piece!

*applauds you*
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Thank you, Toblass!!  :-D
kuroitenshi13's avatar
BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!!
edeweerd's avatar
Beautiful leather work with a great accent choice to make it stand out.
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This deviation has been included in Leatherwork Week's Flower Feature. :)
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7-car-pileup's avatar
Sweet Jesus, I look away for a bit and all of a sudden youre like a billion times more awsomer than before :O
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lol thanks :-P

And it wasnt a "bit"! It was like a year!!

/sulk
7-car-pileup's avatar
Oh ive still been looking at your stuff just not taking it all in :P
AnimeRose's avatar
omg thats amazing hun you got really good
poo now I wanna learn how to do leatherwork.
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Thank you very much!! ^_^.
synconi's avatar
Gorgeously intricate and looks so high quality...beautiful and practical. :heart:
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Aww thank you so much! ^-^.
synconi's avatar
Most welcome! :love:
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wow, what an awesome amount of work and detail... I've been meaning to learn proper leatherwork for ages... but I don't know anything, what tools do you need, what are the techniques... anything... could yo help me a bit with that?? if it's not asking too much :P!!
dragoon811's avatar
Thank you very much!

Well... basic tools are a stylus, modeling tool, swivel knife, bevel, pear shader, and camouflage. Basic sets of tools+books can be found at TandyLeatherFactory.com Other than that, a good vegetable-tanned hide, I started thin, with a 2-3oz, most people go with 5-8oz range. :) You will also need tracing film or tracing paper, a spray bottle, and a *mallet*. I've got pictures of my tools on here somewhere, as well as some info journal entries, and a small tutorial. :)

If you get a swivel knife, try a few different blades - filigree, angled, and flat. I prefer an angled filigree blade. Regardless of what type of blade you choose, unless you go for a ceramic, you will also need jeweler's rouge for stropping your blade to keep it sharp. :)

Hmm for carving, I love Paul Burnett's tutorials.PaintingCow.com he has classes you can buy, as well as a free newsletter with tutorials and info. :)

I also find Leatherworker.Net an excellent forum site, and the publication Leatherworker & Saddler's Journal to use useful; I love the swivel knife finesse section at the back of each issue.

As in all art forms, it requires practice. And more practice. And more practice. :)
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