Handmade Leather Artisan

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  1. Obbi

    Obbi Senior member

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    Hi all, I'm Obbi Good. I handmade leather stuff part-time interest and for sale. I noticed there are members here into handmade leather. Here, I wanna consolidate our projects for appreciation, comments and feedback.
    Here are some of mine veg tan leather, please feel free to comment [​IMG]

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    Nice work, Obbi Good, I particularly like the braiding and two tone leather.
     


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    looks like really quality work, glad to see there's people out there still making stuff by hand.
    here's a handmade leather/canvas bag I made a while ago, should be pretty fitting for this thread:

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  5. Obbi

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    looks like really quality work, glad to see there's people out there still making stuff by hand.
    here's a handmade leather/canvas bag I made a while ago, should be pretty fitting for this thread:


    Yes, it is! Nice canvas bag there!
     


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    Hi all, I'm Obbi Good. I handmade leather stuff part-time interest and for sale. I noticed there are members here into handmade leather. Here, I wanna consolidate our projects for appreciation, comments and feedback.
    Here are some of mine veg tan leather, please feel free to comment [​IMG]

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    I love this hide beneath the wallet (color and pattern). Is it lizard or snake? Is it real or just embossed? And can you make something out of it, like a basic bi-fold?
     


  7. Obbi

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    I love this hide beneath the wallet (color and pattern). Is it lizard or snake? Is it real or just embossed? And can you make something out of it, like a basic bi-fold?

    It is a remaining piece of my authentic snake skin leather, I just use it as a background.
    And yes, I do have some items made out of it. Here are some of them,

    My iPhone case, made out of full snake skin leather.
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    My Keychain, using small piece of snake skin on cowhide blue leather
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    Carkey holder, I'm using the blue one, matching my keychain above
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    This is another snake skin pattern
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    I'm really impressed with your guys' work.

    When I see the craftsmanship here it brings several questions to mind.

    1) How did you get into handmaking leather goods?
    2) Where does one learn how to handcraft stuff like this?
    3) Where do you find sources for raw materials etc.?
    4) How long did it take you to learn?
    5) How much time do you spend making leather items?
    6) What is the first thing you ever made?
    7) What is your favorite thing to make?

    This looks like an awesome hobby to have and if it's not too demanding I would like to learn more about it.

    Keep up the good work
     


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    riraito:

    I'm no good at it, but all you really need is like $40 for tools and some scrap leather at a Tandy's Leather store to get going
     


  10. Obbi

    Obbi Senior member

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    I'm really impressed with your guys' work.

    When I see the craftsmanship here it brings several questions to mind.

    1) How did you get into handmaking leather goods?
    2) Where does one learn how to handcraft stuff like this?
    3) Where do you find sources for raw materials etc.?
    4) How long did it take you to learn?
    5) How much time do you spend making leather items?
    6) What is the first thing you ever made?
    7) What is your favorite thing to make?

    This looks like an awesome hobby to have and if it's not too demanding I would like to learn more about it.

    Keep up the good work


    Thanks for the comments, riraito.

    Basically, started off from influences by Japanese brands like red moon, goros...and interest to learn the craft from a leather master. To be honest, I'm still at learning stage, just keep practising and practising. Well, this is not a job to me, more of a hobby, so I mainly do my craft whenever I'm free. Of cos, if there is an order, I'll do them 1st.
    I love making wallets, cos there is so much involve and some many designs to play with. I'm currently doing belts, I'll post again once ready [​IMG]
     


  11. Obbi

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    I have tried out my new brown leather on making a short wallet (Red Moon inspired) it is super thick and I believe some may not like it, but anyway, give me your comments [​IMG]
    Internal pics on my signature.


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    That snakeskin keychain is just so damn cool.
     


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    I have tried out my new brown leather on making a short wallet (Red Moon inspired) it is super thick and I believe some may not like it, but anyway, give me your comments [​IMG]
    Internal pics on my signature.


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    a bit thick dontcha think?
     


  14. Obbi

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    a bit thick dontcha think?

    Ya, this is the result of the experiment. I'm trying out a new leather quality. I think it may be great to use this leather for a belt.
     


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    looks like really quality work, glad to see there's people out there still making stuff by hand.
    here's a handmade leather/canvas bag I made a while ago, should be pretty fitting for this thread:

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    I really like this a lot/gotta have it
     


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