Leathercraft posts, including updates on new videos, techniques, or even new supplies/tools.

Quality Leathercraft Tools are Hard to Find!

2013-10-06T21:33:04+00:00Business Discussion, News|

It's been about 1.5 months since I posted about the fire. It would be an understatement to say that much has changed! House, insurance, and living arrangements aside, all in all, everything is going well. As it's been a while, I have a lot of information to cram into one post. Despite all that has [...]

Celtic Horse Dog Collar – WIP

2013-10-07T15:08:18+00:00Leathercraft, WIPs|

Years ago, I sated my appetite for creative art by doing complex digital paintings and photo manipulations of horses. I've always had a great appreciation for horses, so I was excited to be commissioned to do a horse collar design. My little Etsy business has been doing phenomenally well, so I haven't had as much [...]

How to Make a Leather Belt Buckle


Crafting a leather belt buckle from one of the buckle blanks from Tandy is not hard provided that you have some basic leathercraft supplies and a little know-how. This is the first leather-covered buckle I've made, and I've photographed the steps to give you a tutorial on how it's done. The buckle made in the [...]

A Look into the Leather Workshop


I find it inspiring and informative to look up other artists' workshops. I can imagine them at their workbenches, toiling (or in my case, tooling) away to their favourite music, the hours soaring by, completely lost in their craft. Peter Main's leather workshop continues to inspire me! While I wait for the finish on my [...]

I’m Flattered… My First Copycat!

2013-01-05T22:12:57+00:00Business Discussion|

I love browsing Etsy for dog-related things, especially those related to sighthounds. This morning, I did a double-take when I happened across a very familiar collar, but recreated and posted by a new seller of one month. The copied collar was my Wings Leather Collar with Crystals, pictured below: I'm not going to call out [...]

Crafting a Hand Sewn Dog Walking Harness


My young dog has no respect for his collar on lead (we're working on that!) and he tends to pull on the leash, attempting to drag me to every squirrel, bush, or neighbour that strikes his puppy fancy. On walks where I just want to get to the mailbox and back without being in "training [...]

Nintendo Super Mario Belt Completed

2017-06-07T19:47:40+00:00Leathercraft, WIPs|

My brother was thrilled with his birthday present! The belt depicted the final level in the Nintendo Super Mario game, the one where Mario finally rescues the princess (after many failures in other castles). He was speechless, and insisted on wearing it on top of his extra long T-Shirt. He was flabbergasted that it was [...]

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