Introduction: Love Is War: Leather Morse Code Keychain
Ever been in a relationship where you need to keep it a secret? Well..bring back morse code and have your love know as a reminder everyday your words and only you ( or somebody else who knows morse code) able to read what your saying. I would have loved to make the necklace Ive seen all over the internet but I like using my own ideas and I LOVE LEATHERCRAFT.
This isnt impossible for someone to do if they dont have leather tools.
What youll need-
Xacto Knife for painting- Watch ...
In the picture I have a bullet concho- because my theme is love is war haha very funny. Goes well with morse code too
You wont need the swivel knives I just used a pen
Super shene to protect your leather if you like.
I couldnt think of how to make an identical two sided pattern til I thought back to kindergarten valentines day cards! Fold the paper in half and draw that shape below and cut.
Trace your heart pattern both times.. you will then cut this out but NOT the adjoining piece in the center that will fold together. Because of the type of leather I used I cut another heart out in red leather that was able to be tooled. The black would not be workable beyond the heart.
Morse code 101
Wet the leather you will be tooling and making marks on.
Second photo shows the seeder tooling first.
Next, Is the dashes. I used an Xacto knife gently to make the slits (that a word?)
Using contact cement glue the heart together (I also trimed off those little hairs I use nail clippers )
Using an Xacto knife I barely painted the code ,even that was too thick
Glue the heart on with contact cement
Next I made the hole with my leather puncher , this will be where the keychain ring goes.
Add the keychain(If you cant find any, check your keys there always an extra one there for some reason)
Had to hot glue the bullet on.
Ready to give for valentines day!!
Participated in the
Valentine's Day Challenge