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  1. From Russia with love

    as an experiment made a braided keychain from waxed shoe-lace. In spite of simplisity and cheapness it occured to be quite convenient. It is comfortable to hold it and it does not hamper in front pocket.
  2. From Russia with love

    thanks for positive feedback! not at all, to my regret. not all 100% of works are worth sharing. Unsuccessful experiments do not go to trash - I keep them as reminder of how not to do next time. At the moment that is something from another league for me.
  3. From Russia with love

    Thank you . you are right! 90% of the time I use only one strap. it is really bad habbit as it does harm for back. I only use two straps when I fully load my backpack. I've never thought of making backpack with one strap, but this needed to be considered.
  4. From Russia with love

    Somwhere a year ago I made two bags for mom and wife. Shopper bag from crazy horse leather. They use it every day and not only for sshopping (can't help noticing that I'm happy about it) as this more than words shows that this formfactor is very comfortable. this one is my mom's:
  5. From Russia with love

    Hi everyone, couple of months ago made this one "for fun". I saw similar wallet in instagram and wanted to repeat it to evaluate this concept. Made from veg tanned leather 4-5oz. Fiebings leather dye. YKK zipper. 0.5 mm thread Occured to be quite spacious- can store up to 20 cards + cash and also 1 USB flash drive. However a bit large to wear in front pocket.
  6. From Russia with love

    Thanks for explanation. Will explore this store for sure! Nice color!
  7. From Russia with love

    What does "seconds" mean?
  8. From Russia with love

    thank you, sir! That is No.1 in my wish list. It is very a hard-to-get item for reasonable price here in Russia. We do not have distributors. Orderig directly from US makes the end product very expensive. As soon as find a customer for Horween, it will be a pleasant experience.
  9. From Russia with love

    Dear Friends, Happy New Year! all the best wishes to you and your close people! Another item submitted to public scrutiny. Simple cardholder with stud.
  10. From Russia with love

    Thank you, my friend! your reply reminded me of the following: years ago when I wanted to by a wallet, a jacket, a bag (in general anything from leather) first I needed to smell all this stuf. That drove my wife nuts:) to onlookers a man sniffing at a wallet seemed quite odd)) but for me that was one of key reasons to buy or not buy a thing. Some leather had practically no scent, some had an unpleasant chemical scent, some smelt like fish ))) At the moment my vote in "best aroma" nomination goes to natural veg tanned cow leather (like Herman Oak or Argentina) and veg tanned horse leather (Avancorpo from ShellCordovan).
  11. From Russia with love

    Made for my classmate's husband. Can't immagine a more boring combination of leather and thread, but she told her husband was very ascetic, so no contract mixes. ok.
  12. From Russia with love

    Dear Friends, Mery Christmas to you, your families and your close people! here is what I finished 2 days ago: pen case for 2 pens.
  13. From Russia with love

    Well, this makes sense either for stuff which I make for my relatives or for my portfolio or for custorems who can wait. Of course for made-to-order items requested urgently or to some certain date I can not ask people wait couple of months. Trying to follow the rule: not to do favourite occupation in bad mood - most likely the result will go to trashbox. For bad mood I have my main day job .
  14. From Russia with love

    Haha. right. Leatherworking for me is a rest after my day work. When I have inspiration I could start several projects at the same time. I do them in parallel switching from one to onother. Sometimes when I feel that a project bores me and I want to finish it as quickly as possible that is signal for me to lay this workpiece aside. Otherwise I'll finish it in a slipshod way. I will return to it sometime. May be in couple of months but with good mood and pashion. I'm from those who believe that a handmade item soaks up piece of your mood. So the more happy you are while crafting - the more your piece of work will be charged by positive energy. That is what differs handmade items from mass production stuff. Sorry for probable mistakes or may be not quite appropriate words - english is not my native.
  15. From Russia with love

    Lets keep on: Currently working on a sleve for passport, documents for vehicle and cards.