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Just finished this first attempt at a strap for my Planet Orient watch.  But I could use some information.  Where do I find a source of supply for an orange and red ink based die?  The orange die is one of the ECO dies from Tandy.  I HATE IT.  The Fiebing's black is so much easier to work with!  Really need a die that goes beyond the surface with it's color.

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Well, I see an interesting watch and "part" of a watch band.  If you wanted to show us your watch band, I'd think you'd lay it out on a table and show it.

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My apologies, the photo was taken for Watch You Seek, I will endeavor to get a properly sized photo, as WUS does not have the restrictions on post sizes, 

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Here is another photo showing the clasp and some of the leather working.  This was a basket weave using the Tandy Leather X811 stamp.  Since posting I have found that Fiebing's does make an alcohol based orange die (and red too) my Tandy store does not carry them.  So it is off to eBay I go.

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Sorry I'm just now seeing this.  Thanks for showing the band.

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Did you use orange edge paint? Or did you roll the orange bottom up and lay the field of black over the top?

 

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I love the orange and black together. You must have had a heck of a time keeping the black from going where you wanted only orange. You could also do an all black strap stitched with orange thread. I think that would look great too.

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I enjoyed working on this piece, it was the second in a series and I am in the process of making a third.  The leather is not rolled over as asked by one, but rather I use my French Edger to taper the edge, die it , wet it and buff it to shape with a wooden buff tool I made that goes in my lathe.  No the edge is not done with edge paint but rather is in this attempt a water based ECO product.  The latest version, I have gone from the woven design to a custom cross hatch design modified on what Danne presented.  AlamoJoe,  I have been considering doing a piece like you suggest but I do not have the proper edger, and the club which does is still closed due to the Corona Virus.  Orange stitching is something I had thought about but I have had little luck in getting a thread mail order that is the orange I am looking for.  Same could be said of the dye until my Fiebings order came in, I love the orange that I got.

Will try to complete version three this weekend and hopefully start on my Halloween strap I have been thinking about.

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In response to Chris623 here is the initial two color band removed from watch to show, along with the new skip space modification of Danne's design.

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Nice work dude. I like the texture of it. 

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