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A Viney Bangle

Posted by Fallon Foster on

Some days ago I'd received a request to make a bangle with a "vine" design.  A bit of a loose specification but not anything I haven't done before.  I briefly considered an intricate pattern that would've covered the entire bangle in vines and leaves.  Then I recalled the 8-9 hours it takes to complete the round braid along 14" of edging.  Heavy tooling would've had a pretty hard time surviving that, and probably wouldn't have been too visible from a distance anyway.  Maybe next time. =) The design was hand cut in the end and I used a mix of...

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Black Belt w/ Celtic Tooling & Silver Buckle

Posted by Fallon Foster on

I'm still building up the Foster Leathercraft business so I took it as a very good sign when I got a commission well before the Etsy store was even opening.  The client was having a difficult time finding a belt that fit and a mutual friend suggested she get in touch with me.  She was looking for a black leather belt with a simple celtic design and a silver buckle.I plotted a celtic knot design to fit along the 1.25" wide strip that made up the belt and tooled it with an inverse bevel.  Because dark stains tend to make...

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