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News — Guitar Strap

Hindu Inspired Guitar Strap

Posted by Fallon Foster on

This order was sufficiently complicated that it's taken a couple weeks to fully come together.  The client wanted to work Hindu elements (particularly emblems for Kali, Ganesh, and AMMA) into a Sheridan design.  That on its own took some time but we upped the complexity a bit by narrowing the strap to 2" instead of the normal 2.5".  That half an inch can make a big difference sometimes.  Going with the theme I replaced the typical flowers used in Sheridan with lotus blossoms and heavily employed tinting to give the entire design some contrasts. In addition there were two modifications...

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Paisley Guitar Strap

Posted by Fallon Foster on

I've made a few of these so this time the challenge was in the timing.  The guitar strap was meant as a birthday present and with shipping time and other orders under consideration it was going to be close.  And close it was!  I put the final touches on at 17:47 and had it packaged and at the post office 10 minutes later, just before the post closed for the day.  So the picture might not be the best but this is at least the third paisley guitar strap on the blog so I reckon there's a few other examples....

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Greyhound Guitar Strap & Set

Posted by Fallon Foster on

I've been working on this order for about 5 weeks at this point but it's finally complete with this last guitar strap.  It would have been finished last week except the lining was damaged (stain mishap) during its installation so I had to pull it off and install a new lining from scratch.  But all in all it came out pretty well. This one was a little more "artsy" than the others, entailing several rounds of drafting and a few more days of tooling.  The client liked elements of vines, celtic knotwork, and sheridan carving (also greyhounds) so I tried...

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The Wall Bard Guitar

Posted by Fallon Foster on

The second guitar strap of the order (same as the Runic Bard Guitar Strap) turned out to emulate Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album cover.  Bricks on their own aren't the most striking design so I added a painted applique of the crossed hammers from the album art.  That was probably the trickiest part since leather generally doesn't want to be white.

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Runic Bard Guitar Strap

Posted by Fallon Foster on

The was the first guitar strap in an order of three but since guitar straps take a fair while to complete I figured I'd post each one as they finish up.  In this case, the client had a piece of album art work (Rush's Clockwork Angels) that they wanted to use as the basis. It did take awhile but we were able to come up with a design that incorporated the elements he wanted.  One choice that was made was to use an overlay to feature the runes while allowing the background, made with milled veg-tan, to show up behind...

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