I got out my blue dyes & started staining natural veg leather. The next step was to start playing with the color & see what pattern could be made without it looking too sloppy. I went for dots. I love the outcome & the unevenness of the dye. I also like the splatter effect. These 2 small purses was all I did with this technique- I’m ready to play some more!
What’s a vacation without bringing along a crafty project? I’m away from my studio for 2 weeks which is a tad bit long for my hands to go unused. I had some foresight to pack a small package of leather, dyes, cutting tools & a bit of hardware to play with while I’m away. These braided, hand dyed & oiled leather bracelets are the result. I have all the pieces waiting to be put together when I get home because I realized that I first wanted to brand them with my logo before sewing on the closure. I love the feeling of the washed out colors & also of just the natural leather. Can’t wait to share them!
Now……Back to the beach!