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Mermaid Bracer Buckles 2 by Blackthornleather
Mermaid Bracer Buckles 2
Just finished this nice little bracer up for a customer in Luxembourg. A Pictish mermaid from an ancient stone carving found in Scotland decorates the front, three roller buckles on straps keep it on the wrist. Lined with pigskin for comfort.
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Mermaid Bracer by Blackthornleather
Mermaid Bracer
Just finished this nice little bracer up for a customer in Luxembourg. A Pictish mermaid from an ancient stone carving found in Scotland decorates the front, three roller buckles on straps keep it on the wrist. Lined with pigskin for comfort.
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Mermaid Bracer Buckles by Blackthornleather
Mermaid Bracer Buckles
Just finished this nice little bracer up for a customer in Luxembourg. A Pictish mermaid from an ancient stone carving found in Scotland decorates the front, three roller buckles on straps keep it on the wrist. Lined with pigskin for comfort.
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Kilt Belt 2 by Blackthornleather
Kilt Belt 2

I made this belt for Dug at a great organization called The Oasis Project. They organize hikes and adventures to raise money and awareness to help victims of human trafficking. Dug is going to be doing the Three Peaks Challenge while wearing a Utilikilt and needed a solid belt to go with it!

 

Made from 9/10 veg tan. The wider part is 2.25" and tapers down to 1.5" straps. Dyed with Eco-Flo Timber brown, antiqued, oiled, and sealed with 50/50 water and Resolene.

Buckle by www.etsy.com/shop/ironartcanada
www.oasisprojekt.org/

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So this was kinda cool. A guy named TJ who runs a blog called "Best Leather.org" hit me up for an interview. He had been following my work for some time and wanted to do a profile on my little business. I obliged and also offered up a bi-fold for him to review.

Check it out: bestleather.org/tag/blackthorn…

Nice to have a little exposure!

Cheers,

Andy
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Andy
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Guinness on tap and good Irish whiskey, celtic knots, punk rock, and a wee bit of country, skulls and bones and a good pirate jig - these are a few of my favorite things!

Current Residence: 30 Miles East of Los Angeles
Print preference: CMYK
Favourite genre of music: Old School Punk and Ska
Favourite photographer: Walter Lutz
Favourite style of art: Anything with some thought behind it.
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Skin of choice: Crawling
Favourite cartoon character: Peter Griffin
Personal Quote: It's easier to apologize than to ask permission.
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neolith Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
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thewellandspindle Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave! :]
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ZeeShiKing Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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   We are honoured to have you in our group! :love:
       Keep submitting your amazing artwork :aww:
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BadLukArt Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I appreciate the watch. 
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Sonadorexis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Hi Andy,
even if I might see your stuff on LW, too, I just decided to give you a watch ;)
You make some really nice bags there and either you got a big output at the moment or you just added a lot to the ArtofLeather-group. one or the other way, I just like your style as you make really nice, simple bags with some eyecatchers. Keep up the good work!

Just as a sidenote: The only thing I might do different ist to use solid brass hardware. But that might be just a personal thing. This "antique-brass"-colored stuff looks a bit like plastic to me and it might be less durable than brass equip. But thatīs just a "criticism" on a very high level (and not ment as a critic ^^)
So just keep stitching and creating that fine pieces of handmade bags. I like them ^^.

greetings from germany

Sona
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Blackthornleather Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Hi Sona,

Ah glad to hear you are on LW too! The admin for the Art Of Leather group requested all of those pieces for submission. I was quite flattered and obliged! Thanks for the kind words on my work too!

The antique brass hardware is usually solid brass with an antique plating. Sometimes they are steel and do a pewter finish on them which I really like too. I haven't had one fail yet!

Cheers,

Andy
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Sonadorexis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Ah okay, I mainly know those hardware cast in zinc and similar stuff. And on the one hand I just saw those buckles looking like 10 years old when the were about 3 weeks. Might depend on the coating, but in addition they break a lot easier (just saw that already...-.-). But if ou got solid stuff then there isnīt any argumentation needed ^^. But at least I just like the real brass without plating (or for silver: nickel plated) much more than the "antique line". But I think they fit your bags quite nice ;)

And congratulations for those requests. I think you just earned them ;)

Sona
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Feivelyn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for watching :)
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Blackthornleather Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Thanks for the faves! ;-)
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danieldubis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Great work, You know how to make leather look awesome. I like these celtic knots very much.
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