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post #16 of 419
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New design for wallet rein, mixing metal chain with leather strips. Sudden inspirations!





post #17 of 419
Cool stuff! I like more of the simpler items, but its great that you're doing these.

I have a question about the big coin buttons. They seem popular in this style of leather product. Are they made from real coins that have just been tapped in the back? Or are they just cast from molds of actual coins?

Thanks,
Ian
post #18 of 419
Everything looks great but honestly I do not like the tassle/fringey/bead things at all.
post #19 of 419
i bought the following leather chain from a designer at a market here in londres- could you do similar but with dyed gold or bronze look leather? No tassles. The belt clip is from vivienne westwood.

post #20 of 419
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Originally Posted by iwhelan View Post
Cool stuff! I like more of the simpler items, but its great that you're doing these.

I have a question about the big coin buttons. They seem popular in this style of leather product. Are they made from real coins that have just been tapped in the back? Or are they just cast from molds of actual coins?

Thanks,
Ian

Ah...such 'big coin buttons' are called Concho. Yep, they are popular for these style of leather, mainly inspired by Japanese design, western cowboy's saddle. On my leather, they are not the real coins from the past, as the real ones are too expensive as vintage items. However, I do have some of these vintage coins for my own collections.
post #21 of 419
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Completed another set of black leather. Tried new design for Trucker Long Wallet, Tri-Fold.
More detail pics on my blogsite on signature.
I understand these designs may not be appealing to some, but they are big in Asia. Anyway, please give your comments.

Trucker Long Wallet, tri-fold design (for self use)






Coin Pouch with hidden Key Ring inside as key holder.


post #22 of 419
Thread Starter 
New designs experimented, Snake Skin. What do you think? Is there a liking for exotic skins?
Internal pics on my blogsite.

Short Wallet


Veg Tan Belt Clip


Cardholder, using real vintage 5-cent coin as concho
post #23 of 419
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Completed my theme on black grain cowhide leather, all wallet, long, mid and bi-fold.
Internal pics on my blog. Give me some comments, thanks!







post #24 of 419
that black bi-fold badass
post #25 of 419
I don't make pretty stuff, but it works. This holds my VW key and three office keys- the only keys I ever carry.
post #26 of 419
So are you getting into leather work Z? Stuff looks simple but solid. Still really digging that backpack you made earlier
post #27 of 419
Thanks. Yeah, I like to work on something when an idea pops into my head. I made a card case about a year ago that I need to post some evo pics for, and I also made that pack, a fake EG QR belt in black, and that keychain. I'm not big on embellishments and don't do western anything, so it's all pretty simple. Should have added this earlier. I can spin it around and have access to all of the buttons on the VW key.
post #28 of 419
couple things here and there to keep this thread busy... stingray on the 2nd strap
post #29 of 419
Nice stuff, diba! Is that stingray inlay on the black strap? Did you stitch those straps by hand, or do you have a machine that can handle it?
post #30 of 419
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Originally Posted by zissou View Post
Nice stuff, diba! Is that stingray inlay on the black strap? Did you stitch those straps by hand, or do you have a machine that can handle it?
thanks The strap is 2 pieces. I put stingray on the smaller piece then simply cut a panel on the larger piece so the stingray would be visible underneath. I do it all by hand...takes a LOT longer, but the end result usually speaks for itself
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