FINNISHED! / crafting instructions
One of my all time favourites in leather earrings has always been the rose leaf earrings. Last weekend again I had the printing workshop on. Here's how they are done and how they look when ready.
You'll need: Leather, scissors, rose leaf, printing colour, baking paper, iron, small painting brush, earring hooks, jump rings and a thick needle.
HOW TO DO IT:
- Pick rose leaves when you have them or buy a rose from a flower shop.
- Dry the leaves flat between a fat book. (Takes only about 24-48 hours.)
- Buy a soft and thin leather jacket from a second hand shop or flea market.
- Cut it into pieces.
- Glue leather two sided to get a more stiff look.
- Paint the back side of the rose with printing paint.
- Press the leaf lightly on the leather.
- Let the printed leaves dry.
- Attach the printing colour by ironing through the baking paper.
- Cut to shape and make the hole for the jump rings with the needle.
- Finish with jump rings and earrings hooks.
- AND THERE YOU GO! Click here to see the ready earrings ››
I'm planning to renew our living room after the ongoing front renovation is over - in September. But I already started the work from small scale chores. This lamp shade is made out of a pair of white leather pants. I'm actually quite happy with the result and qoing to make another piece (maybe black leather or blue jeans) for sale as well. But here the instructions for you too.
For this lamp you'll need upcycled leather, linen, splitrings,
glue, a thick needle, scissors, cardboard and a gel pen.
UPCYCLED LEATHER LAMP
- Take your leather and glue another fabric behind it to make the back side constant/sleek and also make the leather a bit more stiff. Here, I used white linen from an old curtain.
- Cut a square from an old card, draw squares to the leather (I used gel pen because you can wipe it off with a wet cloth after cutting) and cut as many squares as you need.
- Make tiny little holes in the middle of the each side of the square. I used a darning needle. Remember to make holes ONLY to the 3 sides of the squares in the lowest row!
- Connect each square with splitrings to each other. You'll need three rings per side.
- Connect the last and first column and attach the highest row to your upcycled lamp frame.
- Your lamp is ready!