I made a large focal piece with resin a couple of months ago. I absolutely love it. It’s one of the things that I want to use “just right” and not waste on something that is just okay.
I decided to add it to a bracelet blank, thinking how amazing it would be as a big, chunky, awesome bracelet. And of course, leather is just the thing to use with it. Hello… cowboy/girl theme. It seemed pretty obvious to me. The thing is… I have never worked with leather. But I figured I might as well give it a go. I’ve heard that it’s relatively simple to learn to do, and I’m feeling pretty bold these days. So I gathered the tools I had, plus a couple I went and bought (I’ve been meaning to try leather work, but hadn’t gotten up the courage yet) I watched a couple short little videos, too, just to make sure what I was picturing in my head was what I actually needed to do. My head is not always accurate… but this time I was pretty spot on. I’m glad I watched the process though. It never hurts to be more prepared, right Boy Scouts?
So here’s what came of it:
It sure looks better snapped together, doesn’t it?I’m not really very happy with the final result. It’s a little small, and it just doesn’t quite lay right, and something just seems off about it. I’m disappointed, but at the same time I am glad it gave me a reason to bust out my snaps and rivets and give a new form of jewelry creation a try. I’ll take it apart, though maybe not for a couple of weeks, or until I come up with an alternative… (I’m weak when it comes to taking things apart, no matter how awful they are.) At least no damage was done to the focal piece. I seriously love this thing.
You can take the girl out of Montana, but you can’t take Montana out of the girl.