HANDLE YOUR INK. Tattooed leather accessories

Leather has so much potential (!!)….. I am itching to try furniture but thought I would try small scale first by making some small accessory items,  with a little tattooed motif on them

All of the accessories are created from veg tan leather. This leather, was very pale… so I had to build and build up the layers of natural oils to get the colour depth i wanted. I have made it slightly uneven, so to appear worn around the edges!

The pattern is hand cut & prepared

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Tattooed

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Tooled

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Hand stitched, with waxed linen thread

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Hand finished (edge bevelled & burnished)

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Protected with leather finishes

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Geo Bee, iPad cover

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Ram & Peony iPad case

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Geo Skull Clutch bag

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I am going to look at doing a few more bag styles, maybe using english veg tan bridal leather … had some lovely samples back from an english tannery this week …

But I am definitely on the look out for a bit of ‘vintage industrial’ seating, which i can put a tattooed  leather seat onto

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…. or maybe a motor bike seat….. or ……. Just TOO MANY things I want to do !