I've been dying to start up using leather for my metal pieces and I'm happy to say I finally made one.
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And I can't say it was as easy as it looks to make. I could buy precut leather bracelets with the snaps already attached but I found a vendor who makes these awesome tooled leather. And they use different colors too...of course they sold some without the snaps (they sell a few with them, but I wanted to try my hand with putting the snaps, etc...) and I ordered a few test pieces. I love them...
Check out the detail! And the color! This one is black and silver but I got some that are red and black, white and aqua, it's so ME. I'm more metal and leather than ribbons. Does that make sense? I wish I was more like ribbons: soft, flowing, versatile. Leather is harder, it doesn't flow, it's edgier...yeah that describes me. Though I aspire to be more soft...I really do! lol hence why I love making ribbon bracelets.
Another reason I bought this leather is that they gave me options in sizing, hallelujah! So I love this company and just bought more leather.
Now learning to put in the snaps made me mess up 2 bracelets. When learning something new you are bound to make mistakes. I've made plenty just learning how to stamp metal. I still make plenty mistakes when I do orders. I just have to take a breath and shake it off...my perfectionism can sometimes get the best of me. It's why I love metal stamping, your mistakes are quite obvious and you can't erase a stamp made in metal. You just have to start again and get better. Sure you waste a lot of pieces, so if you don't want to waste money, you HAVE to get better.
Anyway putting in snaps, sucked! No, correction...putting in Segma Snaps sucked. Then I found some videos with pros showing how to put on snaps (thank you guys/girls!). I purchased Line-20 snaps instead which tada! -is so much easier to set, as everyone says in their videos. Mistakes I tell you. But finally I got it! My snaps work and I can only get better. Setting rivets were much easier, so at least attaching the metal to the leather wasn't hard.