Antonia

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About Antonia

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  • Location
    France
  • Interests
    Alphabet stamping leather, reading, gardening

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Carving leather
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    Leather carving techniques
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  1. These are beautiful, so professional.
  2. Hi, I've only just seen this post, I thought it hadn't uploaded. The keyring is attached by a nickel rivet on the back of the case. Thank you for all your comments, really appreciate them!
  3. Hi everyone, I have been browsing this forum for a while now, so thought I would post photos of these wallets and other stuff I have made. I have been doing leatherwork for about a year now and hope to get better at it. There is so much to learn, so thanks for all the posts I read here, I see some amazing work.
  4. Hi everyone, I have been browsing this forum for a while now, so thought I would post photos of these wallets and other stuff I have made. I have been doing leatherwork for about a year now and hope to get better at it. There is so much to learn, so thanks for all the posts I read here, I see some amazing work.
  5. Oh, wow, your work is just fantastic! I am so envious!
  6. Hi Tom, thanks for your reply, I will look at getting a deadblow hammer. I love leatherwork but at the moment I am still at the experimental stage, trying to see what works and what doesn't. Trouble is, I am spending a fortune on my hobby as I always seem to need 'just one more thing!'
  7. Hi Wulfing,, many thanks for your reply, so very helpful and I will investigate your suggestions. I know of Ian Atkinson, he is my hero! I have bought some of his patterns and I have watched his video on hot stamping but he used an arbor press, so that's why I am considering getting one. I will try your suggestion of G clamps first though, so much cheaper. Thanks again.
  8. Hi, I'm a newbie here although I have visited this forum for a long time. Can anyone help me? I have just had a custom maker's stamp made and although I get a good impression on natural untreated veg tan, I can't make the stamp work on my treated brown veg tan leather. I am using a rubber mallet to hit the stamp and I have tried heating it with a specially adapted soldering iron but it still isn't working for me. I wondered if I should buy an arbor press, but I don't want to invest in one if it is going to be a waste of money, as all I want to do with it is to make a good impression with my custom stamp. I haven't yet tried dyeing my natural veg tan to a darker colour, and I am wondering if my maker's stamp will still show up as clearly after dyeing. Any advice will be much appreciated. Thanks