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Jeweler's Loop

Posted by Fallon Foster on

I have to admit, I'm not sure what a jeweller would use a 32" long loop with a trigger snap at one end for, but I was happy to braid one up.  I'm particularly pleased with how the braid interfaced with the snap.  When it was all done I hung a 25 lb weight from the loop to stretch it out to its full length and the whole thing stayed pretty rock solid.

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Wallet Lanyard Mark II

Posted by Fallon Foster on

The gentleman who was so pleased with his wallet lanyard last year contacted me to make him a second one, practically identical but two times as long.  The project was a little delayed due to a shortage in my supply chain but I was able to get it off to him just after New Years.

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Wallet Lanyard

Posted by Fallon Foster on

I happen to come from a place where it's pretty common to keep your wallet on a chain but I can't say I'd ever done it myself.  So when I was asked to braid a custom lanyard I admit I had to google wallet lanyards to remind myself of the details.  The client had just obtained a very nice deerskin wallet and they were looking for a matching lanyard.  Deerskin is a bit unusual as a braiding material because it lacks the tensile strength of other leathers.  It's very soft and supple and comfy, but the low tensile strength makes...

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Braided Lanyard

Posted by Fallon Foster on

We came back from vacation back on Tuesday and I've been busy each day since, though I can't quite mention on what until some nondescript point in the future.   While we were on the other side of the province however we spent a fair deal of time with my wife's grandmothers (the both of them).  Last year I'd made a lanyard for her maternal grandmother's cane and during our vacation she requested that she might like one a little larger and in black.  The original lanyard has held up pretty well over the last year or so and it's no...

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Trick Braided Bookmark

Posted by Fallon Foster on

Because who doesn't enjoy making something specifically so someone else might look at it and go "How the heck did they do that?"

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