Wednesday, January 9, 2013
i made these for all my little brothers and a couple of my cousins for x-mas presents. each one is unique. all are hand sewn 2 layers of leather, hand tooled designs. some of the hand tooling was done with tools i custom made for the effect i was looking for. hardware is either solid brass (polished and aged), nickle plated, or randomly stolen from bags of my past. some snap open, others are permanently riveted closed
i made these card holders for x-ms gifts. basically the same with some variation. each one has 2 card pockets on one side, and 1 card pocket on the other. there is also a "secret" pocket in the middle. hand tooled, and hand sewn.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
this is the second prototype pigment protector i made for a tattoo artist/ friend of mine. i think it came out great! it is much simpler than the first version. solid brass hardware and rivets. hand tooled logo at bottom. machine sewn border and burnished edges.
made a points cover out of some copper sheet laying around at work. cut it to size, beat it with a ball peen hammer on the backside. flipped it over, pressed it flat. then i put it in a bowl of vinegar and salt for a few minutes. pulled it out, let it dry, then buffed out the high spots. repeat like 3 more times, drill holes for mounting- done. i think it looks good, too bad there are no actual points in there.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
i found this concrete thing by my house. took some threaded rod from work. hammered a piece of wood i had with screws and bolts and then stained said piece of wood. welded a plate to the rod and mounted it to the wood. put the rod down in the hole of the concrete- done
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
this is a dental kit for some dentists tools that one friend had purchased to give to another friend. he had the idea to put it all in a nice case for her. no tooling, but hand sewn and hand dyed.i think it came out really nice