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Topic: Scrap Leather + Beads = Pure Love!  (Read 4515 times)
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scandibird
« on: May 07, 2004 02:36:24 AM »

I got this lovely, soft square piece of leather from a friend and took it home to sit and look at... Was trying to imagine what would be the best way of using this gorgeous thing! (I get really 'precious' with materials if I really like them and end up never using them because I'm worried that if I cut it, make something and I don't like it, it's ruined and I get upset.... Please tell me I'm not the only one... Cheesy)

Being into the cuff-thing at the moment I thought that would be quite nice and I'd get to make about 5-6 out of the little piece I had so I was happy! Decided I wanted a flower on it, so I looked through one of my Elle Decorations (I subscribe - wonderful mag for inspiration!) and lo and behold, there was this beautiful lily. Then I found some matching beads, wire and the snap and I was away!

It's quite self-explanatory and I'm awful at tutorials, but I am making a few more so if anyone wants a step-by-step, let me know and I'll try to take some pictures of the actual making-it-bit.





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kval1
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2004 03:14:52 AM »

great wonderful ace...... i love it and have some scraps that im going to do the same wiht thanks for the insperation
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cassiemarie
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2004 09:10:10 AM »

AHHH! beautiful!!
i just bought a huge ugly leather jacket at a thriftstore just for the leather (it was $2 WOO HOO) and you have inpired me!
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Kayceeann
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2004 12:33:10 PM »

 Grin I cannot tell you how great that is! I love it! I'm so jealous. I need to learn to sew....
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Xiuxiu
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2004 03:15:17 PM »

That is sooo beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2004 07:13:22 AM »

(I get really 'precious' with materials if I really like them and end up never using them because I'm worried that if I cut it, make something and I don't like it, it's ruined and I get upset.... Please tell me I'm not the only one... Cheesy)


YOU SOOO ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE!!! I DO THE EXACT SAME THING AND IT MAKES ME CRAZY HOW ATTACHED I GET TO 'SCRAPS' OF RANDOM THINGS!!! Shocked

By the way, your project looks fantastic!  Very cool!
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2004 11:48:36 AM »

Thanks people! (...and thanks firehead, that makes me feel a bit better about my hording disorder... Grin)

Kayceeann, there's no sewing involved!! Apart from actually securing the beads in the middle with a few hand stitches! Just cut out shapes, hammer the snap on, put beads on wire and glue flower on to strap.  well, generally speaking... but honestly, it's easier than it looks.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2004 06:01:10 PM »

wow! that is so amazing, i really love the idea  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2004 08:03:21 AM »

   I too get like that with materials. Even, sadly to say things like bubble bath and candles! I just figure it smells so good! And if I use it, then it will be gone, and I can't smell it anymore
 
   But anyway, that is a really great job!!!!!  Very nice flower!  I really like the beadwork!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2004 12:18:53 PM »

...And if I use it, then it will be gone, and I can't smell it anymore

lol! that's so funny! Hey, we could always make that handbag one of these instead..? PM me if you still wanna swap!  Smiley
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