Adding Color to Hand Tooled Leather Belts
This week is all about adding color to my Hand Tooled Leather Belts. There are many ways to add color . Traditional methods include liquid dyes or acrylic paint. After many years of experimentation Log Cabin Leather has come up with a great solution. Watch the video to find out more.
The Maker Monday series was planned as a LIVE series on Facebook every Monday. For some reason I am now having difficulty broadcasting LIVE on Facebook.
Maker Monday will be broadcast on YouTube if I cannot get it to work on Facebook.
Adding Color to Hand Tooled Belts
The Workshop Wednesday video this week was a dud. I tried to record it LIVE on Facebook and on Zoom. It didn’t work. In the video I showed the techniques I use to add color to the hand tooled belts. I discussed how I get the two-tone effects, and what is used to achieve the dye resist. I took 3 leather strips with the same design and showed how the different dye techniques change the entire look of the project.
The Flashback Friday series takes you on a trip back in time to see some of the older products created by Log Cabin Leather by Jan.
The two belts pictured above are belts I made for myself. Both were made in the 1980’s! I still have both.
The V Belt had snaps on both sides. This was comfortable, but didn’t allow for too much adjustment. I later started using button studs which allowed the belt to adjust to multiple sizes.
The oval belt was designed later. It buckled in the back which allowed the belt to adjust to more sizes, but was very uncomfortable to lean on. It caused a lot of discomfort while driving.
The button studs provide the solution to these problems: All Designer Belts adjust to multiple sizes, and are comfortable to wear!
Designer Belts are no longer part of my current product lines.