Perching Dragonfly Denim Jacket Women’s by MountainMajik on Etsy

This perching dragonfly has been embroidered to enhance the back of this denim jean jacket by Relativity. Another dragonfly coming to meet him is

Source: Perching Dragonfly Denim Jacket Women’s by MountainMajik on Etsy

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Custom key chain handmade leather key fob by AcrossLeather

Handmade custom tooled floral leather key chain, ring or fob finished in blue. This is a vintage pattern revived 65 yrs later onto saddle skirting

Source: Custom key chain handmade leather key fob by AcrossLeather

Is it flutterby or butterflies for leather keychains for this spring?

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Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly

Hand tooled custom butterfly

butterfly in primary colors with a blue background.

butterfly in primary colors with a blue background.

butterfly in primary colors with a blue background.

butterfly in primary colors with a blue background. It all started in England. Where the original name for what we now know to be a butterfly was flutterby or was it vice versa…? Some called it a spoonerism, a breakdown on the passing of the word(kinda like I caught one this big) and many have used it as a more descriptive way in saying “butterfly”. I wonder if it happened on a day like today.  My NaNa always use to say, Lawrence do you know where the most beautifullllllllll women in the World are from? I’d say no NaNa. My Mom’s Mom would say County Cork Ireland and that’s where I’m from. I would say you have to be from there because you are beautiful too!! So from my NaNa and Me Happy St Patrick’s Day!!!

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Severe duty leather dog collars

Both of these dog collars are outfitted for severe duty. Geared towards the protection industry or if you’re looking for a really cool one of a kind collar, you’ve arrived.

I just thought I’d share my latests works. Prior to these pieces I’ve been on the mend. A  big shout out to Lisa Sylvester on her birthday today! Happy Birthday Lisa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hand tooled leather dog leash from Across Leather

custom hand tooled leather leash finished in British tan spirit dye.

1″ wide with custom tooling spanning 40+”, hand stitched and finished in British tan.

custom hand tooled leather leash finished in British tan spirit dye

1″ wide with custom tooling spanning 40+”, hand stitched and finished in British tan.

custom hand tooled leather leash finished in British tan spirit dye

1″ wide with custom tooling spanning 40+”, hand stitched and finished in British tan.

Here’s my latest Hand tooled leather leash ready for this show season. If you were wondering where I am located the answer is New Castle Delaware USA. 60 seconds from Delaware Memorial Bridge.
This leash is 1″ wide and has 40+” of tooling, all hand stitched with edges burnished to perfection. Oiled, airbrushed in multiple layers of British tan finally a top poly type finish. All leather articles require an ongoing maintenance regime ie. A quality leather conditioner/dressing assists removing dirt, replenishing natural oils etc… I have to say that but this poly finish I use on all projects in addition to a finish that has a UV protecting additive is remarkably adherent. A collar that I just couldn’t get the turquoise color correct ut um…. 5th time was a winner.. After applying finish to one of the scrap yard pieces I soaked into hot water and scrubbed 45 minutes with a stainless steel scrub thing in an attempt to remove finish from collar. I barely breached it. I might as well say I used a hand-held grinder to it and breached the finish. I did this for my knowledge so I could know hands down I am bringing to my clients not just a unique leather item but an heirloom possibly.
Where there it is my friends, my latest leash of which I quickly admit, I am no photographer and shows better than any picture I can take:}

P.S. The leash has a solid brass snap with a brilliant chrome plating. Should anyone have further questions concerning this piece, having a custom-made collar, matching leash, belt and beyond drop a line to –> acrossleathercollars@gmail.com or comment here.

Have a great day everyday!

Larry

 

 

 

 

 

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Tooled leather Pendleton design

Tooled leather chair front panel. @acrossleather.com

Tooled leather chair front panel.

P1160081These panels have history at least six(6) generations from the Oregon trail days. It has been a pleasure to work piece of such size. Really gives you the space to envision. This job is not a special order, rather an order from a gallery where one would order from a book. There are good lessons to be learned though. Practicing your technique in even dye coverage and not getting my voodoo black all over everything else. Actually blue is my most feared color. I’ve wore blue to more than one outing. I mean a whole hand blue from spilled oil dye. On all the straight cuts I use a scale to ensure straight lines. Looks much nicer without any wiggles in your work.