Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Ped's & Ro Leather Blog

Friday, March 29, 2013

Project: Dog Collar

The idea came about after our bubbly husky passed away. I wanted to make something to remember him by and what's better than a customised leather collar. While at it, I also made two collar for my rough collies.

I recycled the hardwares from their existing collar. It's heavy duty and looks very aged which is perfect for the project.

Construction is simple, aluminium rivet and few rows of stitching. To finish it up, I embossed their name on the leather.

As always, some photos of the finished project.

Embossed name

The rivets and stitching

Detail shot of the hardware

Monday, March 4, 2013

Project: Leather Belt

I found myself doing some smaller projects lately, this is a great way to recycle some of the leftover leather from a bigger project as well as honing attention to detail skill.

I've always wanted to make myself a belt from a vegetable tanned leather. The opportunity arise after completing Project Messenger/Backpack. I had a scrap cut of perfect length leather suitable for belt. I wanted the belt to be clean and as simple as possible with minimal work done to the leather. 

To preserve the thickness appearance I chose to skip the bevelling process, sanding and burnishing the edge smooth is more than sufficient for this purpose. Center bar buckle is chosen so the belt can be worn without keeper. Fastening is done with copper rivet and one line of stitching. Finally to complete the look and increase practicality, I smooth out and burnish the flesh side, this also gives a more uniform look with the edge.

As always, photo of the completed belt:
The belt

Shot of buckle fastened with stitching and copper rivet

Rear shot of the buckle

Side profile of the belt