this is a new pewter piece. it;s a teeny tiny gargoyle firgurine i made from a plastic gary levi original I made a mold and then cast it in pewter.
Another project is a wedding gift- so until i send it to the recipient I can't post any pics. Suffice to say that I made it much more complicated than I needed too....so it is taking forever.....and I have my doubts I will be making a second one for another upcoming wedding.....
...and then there is the LEATHER.
I really really love working with leather.
I started on one purse........I gave it black piping and black appliques against a solid turquoise base. I used solid brass rivets and vintage cast iron rings.....all that is left to do is sew up the sides...the SIX LAYERS OF LEATHER sides. My machines (even my vintage singer hand cranked 66) won't go through it....so of it all goes to the WIP pile (work in progress - you know, that plastic bag stuffed under the bench and forgotten about) . I'm thinking of taking it with me to the mainland and attempting to sew it on my sister's machines....she has professional super fancy heavy duty ones....
|this purse does not have its side seams sewn together yet....this is the front|
|...this is the back.......again not sewn or blocked....|
...and so I set out to make ANOTHER purse. This one is red and black. It has cool red and black lizard print lining. It does not have more than 4 layers, anywhere.
oh why oh why can't I do something on a small scale and uncomplicated? and why do I make up patterns and not test them first? and what made me thing this would work in leather?
aaack! wonky wonky wonky
|front..- unblocked It's actually pretty round and even)|
|inside offending tube edge|
|inside magnetic pocket|
or it will go into the WIP pile for some other year.
i lose my patience and interest quickly... i want to try some copper etching, fold forming and enameling next.......