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« on: January 03, 2004 07:21:03 AM »

I'm lucky enough to live near the town where Dr Marten boots and shoes are made so today through Saturday boredom I decided to go and have a look round their factory shop. Well, not only did I come away with 2 pairs of boots and 1 pair of shoes for just 20 (way cheaper than one pair of boots alone) I also got a load of leather offcuts for my favourite price of FREE! I say offcuts but some peices are at least a metre in length as well as there being smaller thin strips that are perfect for wristbands and chokers. I've got lovely soft black and brown leather, borwn suede-like material and a few sheets of patterened leather (you'll know what I mean if you've ever seen the patterned boots). I'm so excited but have no idea what else to make except wristbands and chokers. Any ideas?Huh
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2004 09:20:07 AM »

welcome to the boards fellow brit!  Grin love your user name lol!

i can't belive you got the leather for free!! leather is so expensive normally! you are so lucky... so, dr martens.. you live near northampton, right?

straight away i'm thinking handbags and corsets... is the leather thin enough to go through a domestic sewing machine, or is it the thicker shoe type?
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2004 10:31:17 AM »

I saw a magazine article that had a woman who makes beautiful leather flowers.  She painted them and arranged them and made them look like real dogwoods and orchids.  
here's a website that does teh same thing: http://www.leatherjewelry.com/Flowers.htm
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008 10:57:06 AM »

u can make keychains n hair accessories....n belts too
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