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Leather Endeavors of a Novice

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Tooling Tears

I've always loved the smell of leather. Perhaps it has something to do with the leather jacket my father always wore when I was a child. But the scent evokes feelings of strength and caring.

My first leather tooling project was a pair of hidden message cuffs, I have a few pics in my gallery.


I admit to being intimidated by the leather blank! My design ended up being very simple and just a test of the materials for me, a familiarizing process.

Once completed, I had a list of things I had learned the hard way. (But that's how I like it.) • fingernails • layout • spellcheck •

Despite the multiple mistakes and corrections, I deemed them acceptable in their initial purpose - a gift.

I shipped them out May 7th and have not seen or heard of them since :(

And those, my friends, are my tooling tears. (Certified mail all the way next time.)

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