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Leather heart bracelet with inlaid leather stones

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     In a previous instructable, I made some leather stones.  I decided to use those stones to make a bracelet and share the process of in laying the stones.  Other types of stones could be inlaid with the same process. 
     If you choose to use the leather stones, check my instructable and prepare them first.
 
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Step 1: Leather heart bracelet with inlaid leather stones

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     The tool list is long, but most of them are common things.

Marble or stone slab
Mallet
Ruler
Strop
Dividers or calipers
Modeling tool
Swivel knife
Seeder tool  S100
Beveler  B200
Leather punch 1/2 inch
Cutting Board
Break away knife
Sponge with bowl of water
Masking tape
Paint brush
Sheep wool or soft cloth
Snap and snap setter
Rotary punch

Note:  I failed to download this picture and had to redo the set up.  The leather strips are not cut to size in this picture.






Step 2: Leather heart bracelet with inlaid leather stones

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Materials:

1 piece 3/4 ounce carving leather 2 1/2 inches wide and 9 inches long
1 piece of 3/4 ounce carving leather 2 1/2 inches wide by 9 1/2 inches long
3 Leather stones or stones of your choice
Pattern I used a heart shaped concho as a pattern
Tan antique
Contact cement
Neat lac spray
Paints


Step 3: Leather Heart Bracelet with inlaid leather stones

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     A 9 inch piece of leather will fit most adult wrists.  
     Take the smaller piece of leather and cover the back with masking tape.  This will keep the leather from stretching while carving.
     Using the ruler find the center of the strip of leather, of both the length and the width.  Mark this spot with the modeling tool.  Near each end of the strip measure 3/4 inch down from the top and up from the bottom and mark these spots with the modeling tool.
marcellahella9 months ago
Its really pretty!
grandmaof13 (author)  marcellahella9 months ago
Thank you. I've been wondering if you had any luck finding a magazine about leather carving.
Not yet, because the book called lucky, it's written it is about 17 different patterns of wallet ...and so I thougt wasn't the right one.
This is the link I find http://www.tandyleather.eu/en-eur/66050-00.aspx?countryid=1012
grandmaof13 (author)  marcellahella9 months ago
Sorry about that. I was thinking the lucky 7 had basic instructions. The Leatherwork book from Tandy and some of the abcs of leather carving would have that information.
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