Tooled leather dog collar

Tooled leather dog collar from acrossleather new castle DE

1 1/2″ wide with 1 1/4″ tapered ends. Saddle skirting exterior and premium calfskin 1 1/2 oz interior.

Tooled leather dog collar from acrossleather new castle DE

1 1/2″ wide with 1 1/4″ tapered ends. Saddle skirting exterior and premium calfskin 1 1/2 oz interior.

Tooled leather dog collar from acrossleather new castle DE

1 1/2″ wide with 1 1/4″ tapered ends. Saddle skirting exterior and premium calfskin 1 1/2 oz interior.

Tooled leather dog collar from acrossleather new castle DE

1 1/2″ wide with 1 1/4″ tapered ends. Saddle skirting exterior and premium calfskin 1 1/2 oz interior.

  Tooled leather dog collar from acrossleather new castle DE

1 1/2″ wide with 1 1/4″ tapered ends. Saddle skirting exterior and premium calfskin 1 1/2 oz interior.

Tooled leather dog collar from acrossleather new castle DE

1 1/2″ wide with 1 1/4″ tapered ends. Saddle skirting exterior and premium calfskin 1 1/2 oz interior.

Tooled leather dog collar was supposed to be 2″ longer and whoops! It was wet so I just reduced the size and went to town with a old school tandy design. Kinda blew my schedule for the day as if I’m not far enough behind now. However if I really looked at it like that I wouldn’t be having as much fun as I am. When I’m not having fun my work doesn’t look the way it could. We, I cannot have that! So this is the outcome of a the day. I actually applied the finish and even went against what I usually do, no color yet… on this “tooled leather dog collar”.

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tooled leather wall art @acrossleather new castlee de author Lawrence Carter

Tooled leather wall art

tooled leather wall art @acrossleather new castlee de author Lawrence Carter tooled leather wall art @acrossleather new castlee de author Lawrence Carter tooled leather wall art @acrossleather new castlee de author Lawrence Carter tooled leather wall art @acrossleather new castlee de author Lawrence Carter tooled leather wall art @acrossleather new castlee de author Lawrence CarterTooling leather to me is great fun. A serious outlet for my creativity. For me there’s many chapters of a creation but the first one’s usually within you. Sometimes you don’t know that what you need or want has to be handmade. Other times you do but really didn’t know who could help you out. Personally I have built things since my first erector set in the 60’s. For the life of me I would have never thought in a million years someone would refer to me as a Leather Artist, Artist, etc.. I never worked this many hours a week ever and had so much fun. This past week I spent working on something that nobody ordered and it’s been good brain food. {Plus I fell off from posting here. I feel obligated to post and saying that, I am sorry for falling off). This upcoming week i’ll be trying to post daily.
L

Luxury Leather Furniture New Project

I rode a 1998 95th Anniversary Fatboy until I decided to start my leather shop “acrossleather” a year ago.
Working everyday minimum of 10 hrs. daily wishing I still had my bike. I will have another.

So here I am. A new project with a biker in mind. It started as one idea. The…. the juices started to flow and incorporated shovel rocker behind the font with optional oil pressure gauge ¬†for this soon to be bench. Stay tuned ūüėČ

Lleather,furniture

 

Tooled leather furniture

Tooled leather furniture

It feels just like yesterday I was making keychains for friends and my tools were mere toys. For the last year everyday I have, yes everyday worked on some sort of creation and/or organized, straightened my shop. ¬†I once heard you won’t know where you are in life with a business until 3 years has transpired.

I’m a perfectionist, finicky and have a horrible sense of colors. However I do like using bold and vibrant or deep and rich. I completed so many pieces that I thought were shown stopping quality of which it took seconds to ruin. More times than less I immediately cut in half and discard. It saves me further aggravation of what I should have….

So here I am with store on ¬†acrossleather.com , a designer with Janet Deleuse on the San Francisco Bay Tiburon CA. ¬†deleuse.com and now partnered with Ernie Apodaca originally from Oregon. ¬†Since 1998 Ernie’s been building from the ground up custom leather furniture in Arizona.

I was introduced to Ernie through Linda Lee Reid who has been a designer in leather a lifetime. Creating for Mick Jagger, Willie Nelson, Waylon and beyond. To me, I was floored,tooled leather (2) tooled leather (3) tooled leather (4) tooled leather (5) tooled leather (6) tooled leather have been and still am overwhelmed with excitement. I cannot construct the sentence that pay gratitude enough for entrusting me as a person, a friend and an Artist for the opportunities at hand. Gratitude I am not short on.  Linda, Ernie and family thank you!

This is a ¬†what’s going on in my life and thought I would share a few positive words with you. With all the new things in my world about I would like to say, dog collars and belts are very rewarding to me. Working closely with people or owners of Dogs brings much joy to me. I think most of my clients are just as thrilled if not more to be a functioning part of their creation. As I feel I wear them out with options along the way. All in goodness and bringing to life their exact and some desires.

Today I have included some pics of getting a tooled leather furniture chair arm started. Cutting the saddle skirting to size leaving a little extra. Wetting and or casing the leather 10-12 oz. Letting it dry on the top til it’s back to normal color but still wet internally. It’s at that time you can transfer your template image. Then carve with swivel knife.

 

Like Leather Skinny Belts?

Leather belts are my favorite creations when it comes to leather. Leather working for 22 years and there are days…, well I feel as a kindergartener to a PhD. With that being said let me get some pictures of my latest>leather belts completed for you to peruse.

skinny black leather tooled belt

1/2″ wide skinny black belt.

Black skinny belt, key chain and  matching bracelet@acrossleather.com New Castle DE

Black skinny belt, keychain and matching bracelet.

Black and Brown Belt

British tan tooled skinny belt . 1/2 wide by 36" or less

Solid brass buckle

British tan tooled skinny belt . 1/2 wide by 36" or less

British tan tooled skinny belt . 1/2 wide by 36" or less

British tan tooled skinny belt . 1/2 wide by 36" or less

black and tan tooled leather belt @acrossleather.com New Castle DE

1`” wide by 41″ or less

black and tan tooled leather belt @acrossleather.com New Castle DE

1`” wide by 41″ or less

black and tan tooled leather belt @acrossleather.com New Castle DE

1`” wide by 41″ or less

black and tan tooled leather belt @acrossleather.com New Castle DE

1`” wide by 41″ or less

“Tooled leather Belt in Today’s Bounty”

Tooled leather belts @acrossleather.com Burgundy Belts,custom tooling,Brand buckles,ColeHaan Tooled leather belts @acrossleather.com Burgundy Belts,custom tooling,Brand buckles,ColeHaan Tooled leather belts @acrossleather.com Burgundy Belts,custom tooling,Brand buckles,ColeHaan Tooled leather belts @acrossleather.com Burgundy Belts,custom tooling,Brand buckles,ColeHaan Tooled leather belts @acrossleather.com Burgundy Belts,custom tooling,Brand buckles,ColeHaan Tooled leather belts @acrossleather.com Burgundy Belts,custom tooling,Brand buckles,ColeHaanBeen putting a lot of hours in, having a blast creating leather pieces daily. I don’t even think twice about what I’m going to do everyday. Straight to my studio, throw on the lights and start the coffee. I finished stitching this 1 1/4″ wide tooled floral designed leather belt today. It’s very rich in color and crisp to the eye. After I was done I said to myself, Lc you big dummy you should have used…? Thanks for stopping, Larry

Extra Small Dog Collar

Tooled hearts onto leather extra small dog collar @acrossleather.com new castle DE

extra small dog collar

Extra Small Dog Collar

My first extra small leather tooled dog collar I’ve made. So it comes with a love of love…, adorning hearts and spritzes of red. For your little one 3/4″ WITH 1/2″ tapered ends by 7- 9 1/2″. I skived the tapered ends so it would be more friend friendly. That’s today’s bounty at Across Leather, Larry