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Fili bracers -- WIP by rassaku Fili bracers -- WIP by rassaku
Fili bracers! Tooling and stitching complete, all it needs is buckles.

Still haven't decided whether I'm satisfied with the color -- like Thorin's bracers, it's hard to match because they look different in every promo pic. Even if it's not accurate though, they came out a *gorgeous* mahogany color, very deep and rich.

And yep, that is his built-in knife sheath, holding a pair of scissors because the only knives I have are for cooking. :)

For sale at my shop: [link]
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manavortex Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color, it's too awesome!
Would you mind telling me how you did the ornamenture on top? I'm still trying to improve my technique :)
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Geometric designs like that are easy (compared to, say, Sheridan flowers) just not quick, and there really are no shortcuts. You trace the design onto the leather when it's wet, cut it with a swivel knife, and then spend a lot of quality time with your beveling tool. ;)

Secret to success though: use a textured beveler, because takes the highlight darker and makes your pattern really POP.
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manavortex Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you. What do you do for tracing? :)
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chouran Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
How many pairs are you making?
... because I want. o-o
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
What I tend to do is make one pair, to figure out how it's done, how much the materials & labor cost, and then make more as I get the orders for them. It doesn't really pay to make a bunch in advance, because people frequently need resizing, or want it in a slightly different color, etc. I find it's better just to make them to order. :)
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UesugiTatsuha Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
hi for how much would you sell 2 of them?
looks really really good
or you can give me a tip how I can do something like this yourself?
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm going to start at $110 for a pair, may bump it up later if I have to.
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UesugiTatsuha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I am very interested
would you sell me a pair?
do you need my dimensions or how would that then expire?
and how I could transfer the money to you?

and how long do you estimate it would take until it is with me in Germany?
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are going to be up for sale in my Etsy store as soon as I get them finished and take some pictures (it's delayed because I have a huuuuge backlog right now. >_<), and I would be delighted to sell you a pair. :dance: Etsy handles all the money stuff, you can pay by credit card or Paypal.

I like to have wrist and forearm measurements for doing bracers, just specify that in your Note to Seller when you put in your order. Unfortunately I can't hazard a guess about shipping time to Germany -- I've shipped to Germany before, and sometimes it's quite fast, but once it was very, very, very late. =/
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UesugiTatsuha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
it is ok if it takes a little even though it would be great if it was for me at 14.03.2013 = 3

wrist 17.5
forearm measurements 21

wide from the upper forearm ^ ^ "only for security 27.5

Thank you very much
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Would you like me to go ahead and set up a custom listing for you on Etsy? If you put your order in now, it would probably (fingers crossed!) arrive before your event.
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UesugiTatsuha Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
that would be a good idea
I would be happy if it would really work

= D
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LeticiaMahieu Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Gorgeous!
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natsuoyouji Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artist
how do you even !!! O GOD THIS ARE BEAUTIFULLL
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG. How much will you be selling them for? I will probably buy them when I get my tax return. I know I want a pair either way.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haven't quite decided yet -- more than Kili's, less than Thorin's. (Lots of precision there, I know.) It's got the tooling and hand-stitching that makes Thorin's bracers so time-consuming, though fortunately less of both.
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Just let me know, because I am going to order some. I love them.
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm going to start them at $110 for a pair, may bump them up later. My queue is... kind of ridiculous right now. :)
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Okay. I will let you know when I have some spare money. Are you doing more Hobbit leather work?
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rassaku Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes! R&D ground to a halt when I suddenly got slammed with orders, but as soon as I get caught up on those I want to figure out how to do resin casting so I can make the metal pieces for their costumes. My first attempt will be the plates for Thorin's costume and the plates for Kili's quiver. (And maybe do a more accurate Kili bracer.)
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NoMusicEqualsNoLife Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
That would be awesome to see.
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scarthie Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I was wondering when you'd make Fili's bracers. They are awesome! Can't wait to see them finished
I like all the Hobbit movie bracers you've made so far. Thorin's are great, too!
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menne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Second this! I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
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menne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
HERP. I didn't realize these were Fili. OH MY GOD. *saves all spare cash*
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vya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Oh wow, that's wonderful!<3
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