Yay! National Leathercraft Day

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MADE IN HONOR OF NATIONAL LEATHERCRAFT DAY

The little leather pouch just keeps on giving!  I paid 50 cents for it and I have more left even after these leather projects!

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The original plan was to cover the headband with the leather strip and make a whimsical leaf decoration with the button in the middle.  BORING?!  YES!

 

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The Headband:

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After I used hot glue to attach the leather to the headband I drew black swirls with permanent ink and decorated them with acrylic paint pens for a whimsical colorful headband.  I covered the white (inside) with brown paint and attached pretty gold braid with Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

The pin:

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I turned one of the leaves into a pretty pin/brooch by metal stamping “I LOVE FALL” and staining the letters black with some pretty gold accents. I attached a pin finding to the back with hot glue

The Bracelet:

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This project actually took about 20 minutes to make.  I cut a piece of leather to fit my wrist and used permanent markers to color sections.  Then I metal stamped SEASIDE  OREGON and used a silver pen to make the letters stand out.  I had a few jewelry clamp findings, they are so easy to turn anything into a bracelet.  You just put them at the end of the leather and clamp down with some pliers.  WA-LAH you have a bracelet!

Crafters are always thinking about Christmas…only 134 days away!  Wow time flies.  Leather crafts make wonderful presents that are easy to personalize.  Hopefully this will give someone some inspiration :  )

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

8 thoughts

  1. Have you heard of the Taproot magazine? It’s a no advertising publication full of crafts, nature, interesting recipes, homesteading-like articles, marvelous artwork and it comes about 4 times a year so you get time to enjoy it. I highly recommend it to you!

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