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« on: February 16, 2012 12:17:41 PM »

I found a beautiful pair of vintage brass snake stampings on Etsy, and immediately knew I wanted to make a belt with them. The brass closure was another amazing Etsy find. The satin pieces are made by cutting two equal shapes out of plastic food containers, then sheathing those in satin, and stitching a boarder around the pieces. The plastic containers work well for this because they provide a sturdy flexible base for the belt and the plastic can be easily cut with scissors and sewn-through with a machine. Once the satin parts are covered, I then glued the snakes on using embellishment glue, and sewed the closures on. The elastic was the last thing to add. I made sure to go over the seams a few times to strengthen them.

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012 12:49:23 PM »

That looks really nice. I love your ingenuity about using the plastic.

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012 04:33:12 PM »

That's so cool!!!  I love the snakes Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012 02:15:17 PM »

It looks AMAZING!  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012 04:21:03 PM »

Ooh! It's so pretty! Great detailing, love the gold accents.

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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012 09:03:29 AM »

Nice find with those brass pieces! And that's a brilliant idea/trick with the plastic pieces. It looks amazingly well-executed/finished!

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