This week’s blog is all about coloring Leather Jewelry at Log Cabin Leather by Jan.
In the Maker Monday video below I describe different methods that can be used to color leather and which of those methods I use on my jewelry and why.
In the Workshop Wednesday series I demonstrate how I add color to the jewelry, and I reveal the answer to the previous days Tool Trivia post on Facebook.
In the Spotlight Saturday video I offer several Leather Leaf sets for sale. The sale is over now, but if you want to know when my next sale is going on, become a VIP Insider and the info will be delivered directly to your in box.
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Want to play? Can you guess what this tool is or what it is used for?
The answer will be revealed in the Workshop Wednesday below.
The Flashback Friday segment of this blog and also on my Facebook page, is usually as it says , a flashback of products made long ago. I have only been making the jewelry for a couple of years, so I decided to share some photos from Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, since it is my connection there, that influenced this collection.
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Jan Hibbard was born and raised in Wakefield, Mass. My love of animals and my interest in crafts developed as a child. My journey with leather began 42 years ago as I working on my teaching degree in Boston. Barnes & Noble opened in downtown Boston and I found a book on leatherwork. It mentioned 2 leather companies located in Boston. I went there the next day and I purchased my first hide of leather and a few tools. I made a leather vest which I still wear today. My LOVE of leather was born and it continues to grow.
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ALL ABOUT LEATHER LEAF JEWELRY This week’s blog is all about the creation of my leather leaf jewelry. I will share the stories of what inspired the collection, why I selected the leaf shapes I have, and how the leaves are created in leather. Join me next week to learn how the color is added to the leather feather and the leather leaf jewelry. In this Maker Monday Episode I will discuss what inspired the leather leaf shapes. Discover which leaf products were created first and their connection to Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum.
This weeks blog is all about Jewelry Making. Learn what influenced and inspired me and how I learned the techniques to make the leather feathers look so real. Pow Wow at Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Warner, NH Watch the Maker Monday video below to see how the American Indian culture influenced this collection. Listen as I tell the stories of what keeps me connected. The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Pow Wow is always the second weekend in July ( July 11-12, 2020). I hope you will join us for a fun event for the whole family. Facebook
This week’s topic is how professional edges are created on handmade leather belts from Log Cabin Leather by Jan. The tools, materials and products used to finish the belt edges to make them smooth and comfortable will be shown. How my methods and tools have changed over the years will also be discussed. Watch the Maker Monday video below to hear these stories. Watch the demonstration as the edges are finished on the sample from last weeks coloring demo., in the Workshop Wednesday Video below. Read More »
This week’s topic is all about how the hand tooled original designs are created on leather belts. What inspires them and ,how I learned to create them are a few of the topics that will be discussed Watch the Maker Monday video below to hear these stories. Watch as an original hand tooled design is created step by step on a leather belt, in the Workshop Wednesday video.