My daughter is starting her first job as a preschool teacher soon. I was at hobby lobby getting some scrap booking supplies to help her start to decorate her class room. I noticed a large selection of Sizzix cutter blocks. Foam covers the sharp parts and when placed in a Big Shot or similar machine press they cut out shapes. I new she would not need this but I thought of all that embossed 30 gauge metal I made for another tutorial and realized it would be useful.
I ran this copper sheet through after embossing...and the leather followed. The cutter handled the metal perfectly and the leather was a bit thick but cut cleanly. I immediately thought of a bracelet as the pieces are about 6 inches long.
In my parts stash was this wide cuff from B'sue Boutiques http://www.bsueboutiques.com/item/2-Inch-Raw-Brass-Curved-Cuff-8022 and sure enough both fit. I will have to work the metal a bit before I glue the row of houses down. I will share the results in a later post.
You might wonder why the houses caught my eye...well I make house beads for my Etsy shop Oscarcrow. Today this was my output from the kiln and dryer.
This closeup shows the various items ,from a classic repro of a head and an elephant to rabbits masks and Christmas ornaments plus some little dog pendants. The house beads were fired through the final stage, these were in bisque...