Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:43 PM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:39 PM
Does anybody know of a place to get hypoallergenic hardware? Right now I have an issue where I'm dealing with someone who's really allergic to Nickel and has issues with many other metals. Primarily I need to find some large snaps - Line24 size, but I can also see needing various buckles for cuffs and belts. So far I'm not really turning anything up on Google accept for stuff only suitable for lightweight fabric.
I saw some line 24 snaps and such on ebay that were made of steel... so they claimed. Price seemed ok too.
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:11 PM
Right now she's using clear coat nail polish - so I guess I just have to see how much more durable this stuff is.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:16 PM
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:34 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:01 PM
So you are playing around quite a bit with lace work at the moment...so:..
Just make a replica very thin piece of leather for the bottom lining and after you put your snaps on the top skin apply your under side and lace it all together:)
No skin contact with any metals...a little more work, but it will solve your problem.
And you get to practice your TLS!
Or hand stitch it together...but you know my vote is LACE ALWAYS!
A tip if you're going to attempt it this way...when you are cutting the bottom piece of leather go ahead and roll it over together because it will stick out further than the top piece and cause an uncomfortable wrinkle and cause your holes to slide and you will have problems lacing it together...so just use your hand punch and hand punch the holes ;so go ahead and cut it as if was being worn. And then use some textile glue and glue them together before you lace it.
Are you pickin up what I'm puttin down???
It is more work...but....The end justifies the means!
I have some other ideas to but I think that is the way to go....for this particular problem!
And you don't have to always do it the hard way, just for those folks allergic to metals!
Edited by chancey77, 31 March 2012 - 01:18 PM.
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