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hi my name is James, i have been working on leather for a while and thought since there isnt much of leather crafts up i thought i'd add some up. this here is a leather coaster i made and will be showing you how to make. this project is pretty cheap and can be a great gift for anyone. on this coaster i decided to use a wood plank design many other designs my be made and used for this project.
 
list of things needed for this project:
1x leather circle
1x swivel knife - a bit optional but it yields better results
1x ball and spoon modeling tool
1x craft sponge- not one u clean ur dishes with
paper towels
1X ruler or steel square ruler
leather dyes- sort of optional depends on look that you want
leather super sheen
brushes
winged divider - optional but again really makes it a easier project
wood slicker- option but sells the project

PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTION BEFORE STARTING THE PROJECT
 
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Step 1: Leather choice

in order to crave, cut, mold, or do anything with leather u must have a general idea ready. now i had the idea to make a leather coaster and make a wooden pattern.

now for the first step choose your piece to work on and inspect for problems such as unwanted dents and or discoloration.

Step 2: Damping

before starting the tooling or designing on the leather it must be damp. depending on where u life can vary how much moister is need for the leather. the general rule is get the leather wet but not soggy, it should star to bend in your hand but not to much. now get sponge and run it all over the leather and get it nice and wet then wait 2 or 3 minutes for it to start changing back to its original color before moving on to the next step.

things need for this step:
leather piece
a craft sponge
water
sircaptaintigerotter (author) 2 years ago
btw anyone who needs help or has questions message me i usually get a message off quickly but remember to follow more things like this will be coming up
dkeys118 days ago
made it thank you soooo much i was looking for new ideas
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There we go. That is my first big project. Doing the hair, rocks, water an clouds was hard.. any advice helps thanks
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coaster is looking cool beans and as for rocksusing the spoon end of a modeling tool to make edges and pear shade with it is the way id go

now for the hair im posting a tut up for making a mustache and i do a part on how to get hair :3 so cheak it out itll be done and out in now less then an hour :D
http://www.instructables.com/id/the-leather-stache/step5/stache-hair/ here is the step for hair
thanks =)
Mine turned out great, if i knew how to upload an image on here I would and show you what else im working on.
well when u click add comment or reply there should be a grey and orange button that says add images it's next to the preview button
Yayy tandy is the best leather store and theres going to be a huge sale i heard after xmas! I want to make a purse and a top hat someday but now ill stick to the basics=)
yeah i agree :3 i mean ebay has some good deals to here and there but i love walking into there store lol the one i went to just got a huge shipment yet there not un packing it there hoarding it lol but i got the gold membership and it saves a lot of cash
I love the scrap box lol im broke and they always have coasters in there
well for coasters i go to hobby lobby its 2.47 for 3 and usual there 30 to 50% off
oooh snap. that made my day.
yeah for some reason there leather stuff is almost always 30 to 50% off but i go to tandy still there stuff is almost always better quality :3 btw i sell stuff like this
oo wherre
etsy but i dont have anything up quite yet since i kinda low on leather but i have a facebook page for my shopp and im using that for orders right now http://www.facebook.com/pages/Connors-leather-shop/281063411943731 so if u want to order u can come here and then bam ill make an order of whatevers lol i make a lot of stuff
What state you in? I dont think tandy is everywhere thats why lol
texas there is a tandy about 15 to 10 miles from me
scoochmaroo2 years ago
Gorgeous. I'll take 8 please!
thank you so very much :3. and one more thing ill be making some more leather things idk about a full tut like this or more of a demo of them so please keep an eye out for me