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Topic: Calla Lilies with a Floating Skull Wallet  (Read 4006 times)
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« on: September 10, 2009 10:17:55 AM »

Ok I've been a bit busy but this is one that applies to this section. Like alot of us here this is all stitched by hand. No machine yet but I like the hand stitch better for securing the leather together.

Please share your comments or thoughts.



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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2009 12:37:59 PM »

This is so pretty! I'm impressed that this is all hand-stitched, I'm not sure I'd have the patience! Did you make those lillies on the leather yourself? They're so great.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009 02:23:52 PM »

Thank you Birdlittle. Yes I do have to pre-punch all my holes and sometimes one at a time and then I do hand stitch using a waxed thread which is thicker. The art is all my drawings and then traced with a knife used for leatherwork and then traced with beverlers to add depth and definition. the background is then added and any other textures I want. Color is paint brushed on and then finally a coat of conditioner or sealer is applied.

Yup, takes a bit of time.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2009 04:11:12 PM »

As always, totally cool.  Love what you do with leather.  My dad does some leatherwork - mostly stuff for his hobby of reenacting revolutionary war stuff.  He makes leather haversacks (kind of like old-fashioned messenger bags), as well as several other things.  I remeber him using his awl, waxing his thread and then hand-sewing it all - he wanted it all to be as authentic as possible.  He didn't make anything as pretty as you make, though! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2009 04:21:39 PM »

Thank you thank you. I think some people specialize in the art of assembly where I have my experience in the art and tooling. Not an expert but love doing it.
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009 05:29:10 PM »

I saw the new post by Spiderflesh and started to tremble.  I knew it would be a feast for my eyes.  Thank You!

This is a beautiful piece you've created here.  The symbolism is most interesting.  Reminds me of the Death card in Tarot.  That is not a bad thing.  Death card in Tarot is transition / change (not actual death).  Now add the symbolism of the colors, white, yellow, & green, and you have a very powerful piece of art here.

I am also in awe of your avitar pic.  That's an interesting looking piece, too.

Thank you for posting this.  I do so enjoy your creations.

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2009 07:20:02 PM »

I'm taken with how the outside and inside are sequential, like a comic. Your tooling and painting are fantastic.
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2009 07:52:11 PM »

This is a great piece. I'm always in awe of those who can produce creations made of leather. I also Love your avatar photo!
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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2009 11:10:58 PM »

Love the Tarot reference. Thank you so much for the comments to everyone. FYI the Avetar is of a wallet I made. A skeleton bird from a series including this Bird, a skeleton butterfly and a skeleton bee.

I'll keep you posted and thank you again for the kind words. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009 05:24:59 AM »

Amazing!
Such an awesome wallet!
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