Thursday, 26 January 2012

It's all in the wrist

Well, that's what the say, but in this case it's more all on the wrist.

I've been looking into making some sort of wrist cuffs / bracelets, but I'd like to have the adjustable to try and cater for the majority of customers.

I have very thin wrists, so I tried making a simple leather band with some thonging holding it together with a chinese slip knot ( well, that's what I think it was called ), but once pulled tight to fit my wrist, I just ended up with to much excess thonging dangling around and basically just getting in the way.

I do have a couple of other ideas in mind, so hopefully one of those will work better.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Behind Time

Well, it seems I've been slacking a bit lately, both with keeping up to date on here, but also in the pyrography side of things.

I haven't done anything since the belt but shall try and get a couple of things made over the week and post them up.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Lovely Geometrics

Decided to do a belt today ( something different for a change ) and designed a very geometrical design for it.

All in all, it's taken about 10 hours work, from designing, pyropgraphy, and finishing.

Solid brass buckle & rivets, but I've forgotten the length ( woops, tape measure time later )


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Left For Rust

Decided to try a car design today. Could have added much more in the back and foregrounds, but decided it would look better with less.

Roughly A4 in size ( Once I get round to trimming it down )


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Steaming with the Loco

Well, with the arrival of my new leather, I just had to do something with some of it.

I just couldn't decide what. I was looking all over the place for a suitable image, with no avail, but then stumbled upon a lovely photo of a, well I think you can tell what it is from the image below


It's not 100% perfect, and not quite fully dry from washing off the tooling marks, but I still like it.

Merry Christmas Everyone

Ok, so it may be a little late for that, but it feels like it's Christmas for me.

Finally had my leather arrive, and I must say, I'm very impressed. Great packaging and exactly described on the suppliers site.

so, hopefully will have a few things available soon, just need to get some designs done for some items.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Something A Little Different

Wow, two posts in one day, you must be feeling special.

Well, actually I got so bored of not doing anything and no new goodies turning up, I decided to test out a design on a scrap of leather I had lying around.

Sadly I really love the outcome. Sadly? Well yes, sadly it's not big enough to do anything with ( it's just a little to small to cut for a coaster )

Ah well, just means I will have to do a larger one when I have enough leather.


Monday's Here

Morning all.

Hope everyone had a good weekend. Sorry I haven't updated over the weekend.

I was hoping that today would bring the arrival of my new leather, but sadly not ( unless it's coming via courier )

I did receive the invoice, so it shouldn't be to far away.

Oh, how I hate waiting...

Friday, 13 January 2012

A place for everything and everything in its place

Sorry I haven't been on for a couple of days followers.

Anyway, got a lovely pressie for myself today. I decided I was sick and tired of having all my kit in different places, so I decided to get myself something to keep it all together.

This is what I ended up getting. For the cost ( £22.47 ) I thought it was very reasonable. ( From Tesco Direct )

Now everything has it's own home and just simply need to cary this downstairs when I want to do something.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Gold packaged Parcel?

Today, I finally got a shipping quote back from the company.

As I live in the back of beyond "Highlands", they kindly quoted me £14 for shipping. Double what they charge for delivery to "normal" places according to their site.

I really wasn't too bothered as it's a fairly large sized order, so I just decided to pay it.

Should be sent out Thursday, so hopefully plenty of leather pretty soon...

Monday, 9 January 2012

Well, that's not what I wanted to hear

I received an email today, after about a week of waiting, ( yeah, ok, so it was Christmas and New Year, so I'll let them off )

So, who was the email from? Well it was from a leather supply company I had emailed for a shipping quote.

Sadly a few of the items were out of stock. Some very nice brass buckles for using on my belts, but also the camel leather I had hoped to buy. It was a brilliant price, so it's no surprise there's none left. I wanted to try it out and compare it to the normal cow leather I've been using, but it looks like that will have to wait for a bit.

Hopefully I will have plenty of leather to play with very soon.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Well, here we are

The title pretty much says it all. This is the birth of the blog, and until I'm happy with every little tiny detail, it will continue to be under construction.

Hopefully this blog will allow everyone to see the work I do, along with any other post I decide to make.

Hope you enjoy.