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    NE Oklahoma
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    Working Cowboy Gear, Belts, Bags, Spur Straps, Wallets, Holsters, Notebooks, Portfolios, ect.

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  • Leatherwork Specialty
    Small Projects
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    Chaps, Leggings, Ect.

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  1. First learner project , rifle scabbard

    For a first project...this is fantastic! I can tell you my first projects looked no where near this! Great Job!
  2. Little help on sewing machines please

    This is a FANTASTIC summation of machines. I went through the whole Ill buy this machine to save some $$ and 3 machines and a million headaches later, I finally got the Cobra. I honestly couldn't justify spending the money at first or why people were always trying to talk me into buying one, but now that I"ve used it, I don't see how I operated without it for so long. It is very quiet unlike the Boss who imitates the same CRASH-clickBANG CRASH click-BANG as Matt mentioned. Don't let us talk you into something you don't want, but be informed before you make a big purchase of any kind and look at your big picture.
  3. Beads on Beads on Beads!

    Thank You! I only do the leather on these. I dont have the patience for beads! Haha! My partner in these is amazing though! Thank You so much! I had to quit carrying one when my husband said..."honey, stop petting your purse"
  4. Beads on Beads on Beads!

    I came up and bought a Cobra 4 about 2 months ago but I need to come back up there soon!
  5. Good youtube videos for beginners?

    Mike's website at is absolutely awesome. I've taken a few of the online classes and they are superb. Another person on youtube to follow is Don Gonzales. He has great video as well as pattern packs to accompany.
  6. Hello everyone!

    Welcome aboard! There are some incredibly talented people here that will help in any way they can!
  7. Little help on sewing machines please

    I stitched on a Tippmann Boss for a few years, the Cowboy Outlaw is basically the same footprint of the machine. The hand operated machine is good for someone who works while traveling or who is doing small pieces here and there honestly. I felt like my productivity went way down when I was using it because it took quite awhile to get the item stitched. Granted, I do mainly belts and such items. Another issue I had with it was the throat size. If I was doing a portfolio or something like that I had the constant issue of having to roll or bend the item to get it to fit in the throat of the machine. I have since sold it and am now running a Cobra Class 4. As BDAZ mentioned above, it has paid for itself several times over. Don't be intimidated by a motorized machine. They are so much simpler than you would think Before you buy either machine, sit down and make a list of the pros and cons that you can think of. The boss or the outlaw may work perfectly for you, but dont be afraid to save a little more and get a machine that you really need rather than save a few pennies and have to sell/buy again in a few years. -Hannah
  8. Beads on Beads on Beads!

    Thank You!
  9. Beads on Beads on Beads!

    Thank You! These are all Springfield supplies too! Besides the beads! I for sure had a few errors when I started inlaying them! Ha!
  10. Beads on Beads on Beads!

    A few items that have come out of the shop recently! Lots of beaded belts along with lots more things. The hair on/Tibetan lamb clutches are super popular right now also. (You can find the pattern on, they are by Don Gonzales). Been super busy lately!
  11. Apple Watch Band Tutorial

    Just a couple finished bands.
  12. Apple Watch Band Tutorial

    Thank You! Yes, I do all the tooling on mine. On that band in particular, it was a tiny basketstamp. Ill post some photos of some past ones with floral tooling.
  13. Apple Watch Band Tutorial

    Thank You! Everyone seems to really like them! They say they are comfortable and easy to wear!
  14. Apple Watch Band Tutorial

    You are so welcome! I'll be doing another one soon about inlaying beads! As far as the deer hide goes, It may be a bit thin but use your own judgement. Since the liner wraps around the adapters, you dont want something so thin that it will stretch or something that will wear out easily. There will be a bit of tension on it all the time because people like to cinch down their watchbands, and then to really pull at them when they are trying to buckle it on.
  15. Apple Watch Band Tutorial

    Hey Everyone! Since Apple Watch Bands are the new big thing, I had quote a few people asking me how I was making them. So I went ahead and made a pattern pack and a video to go with it! One thing I forgot to include is punching holes. I usually use my rotary punch, and using my smallest punch, I start 1/2" from the bottom of the band and punch 5 holes, each being 1/2" apart. Video is below as well as a PDF of the pattern pack below the video! Please feel free to message me any questions you may have and I'd love to see the bands you guys make! Hope this helps! -Hannah AppleWatchBands.pdf