New – Our Leather Works Manual by Fernando DaSilva

Introducing our newest guide book.  It is the jewel in the Leather Works line of new products is this manual written by Fernando DaSilva.  It will explain how our new leather crafting tools can be used to create fantastic leather jewlery and other other accessories.

“Leather accessories have been dominating the pages of fashion editorials for the last 10 years and have never been so popular. The versatility of leather enables anyone to express their personal style to create beautiful and functional jewelry.

The projects within this manual clearly show that is possible to bridge basic elements of a traditional craft with trendy components to create a new look that’s full of rich textures. Loaded with fantastic step-by-step photos and instructions, an inspirational gallery and extra tips. Leather Works will teach you how to express your creativity to become your own manufacturer, and to shine with original ideas made with genuine leather.”   Fernando DaSilva 

There are step by step photographed instructions to help you make numerous projects.

You will even find full instructions to create the cover necklace “Exotique Jardin Necklace.”

New Leather Works Tool – Leather Embossing/Spacing Set

This is a brand new tool!

It is the one I am most interested in getting my hands on.

You’ll notice that our packaging includes a QR code to quickly take you to a “how to use it” video on YouTube.

I have linked the video here as well!  Recognize these hands?

New Leather Works Tool – Leather Embossing/Spacing Set

This is a brand new tool!

It is the one I am most interested in getting my hands on.

You’ll notice that our packaging includes a QR code to quickly take you to a “how to use it” video on YouTube.

 I have linked the video here as well!  Recognize these hands?

Flat Leather Inspiration From Fernando

Fernando DaSilva was the first designer to work with the new flat leather collection. Fernando is our Product Development & Creative Manager and I wanted you to see how he combined flat leather with our new clasps and closures.

With all these colours to choose from it will be easy to create a design for anyone.

This bracelet features one of our new decorate clasps.  The addition of of the jump rings makes it look totally unique.

The silver flat leather is accented here with fiber.

There are new tools in the Leather Works collection allowing you to cut into the leather.  I’ll be featuring them soon.

This bracelet is a combination of flat leather and suede lace.

The new Leather Works program launched two weeks ago.

Flat leather is in stock!

Metal Complex Leather Works Punches

This is the leather hole punch tool that cuts these oblong shapes in leather.

This is the .5 inch oblong punch.  It is also available as .75 linked here and 1inch linked here.

The round hole punch is one that you will use all the time in leather making projects.

The round punch is available in 3/32, 5/32, 1/8, 3/16, 13/64, and 1/4 inches wide.

You can see the tool in action in this one minute YouTube video!

Leather Works is our newest Metal Complex collection.  We’ll be showing you all the components, leathers and tools over the next few weeks.

New Leather Works Tools – The Punches

This is the leather hole punch tool that cuts these oblong shapes in leather.

This is the .5 inch oblong punch.  It is also available as .75 linked here and 1inch linked here

The round hole punch is one that you will use all the time in leather making projects.

The round punch is available in 3/32, 5/32, 1/8, 3/16, 13/64, and 1/4 inches wide.

Leather Works is our newest Metal Complex collection.  We’ll be showing you all the components, leathers and tools over the next few weeks.

Introducing Leather Works!

Welcome to Leather Works!

“Leather accessories have been dominating the pages of fashion editorials for the last 10 years and have never been so popular. The versatility of leather enables anyone to express their personal style to create beautiful and functional jewelry.

The projects within this manual clearly show that is possible to bridge basic elements of a traditional craft with trendy components to create a new look that’s full of rich textures. Loaded with fantastic step-by-step photos and instructions, an inspirational gallery and extra tips. Leather Works will teach you how to express your creativity to become your own manufacturer, and to shine with original ideas made with genuine leather.”   Fernando DaSilva 

Last week at the Craft and Hobby show in California we unveiled Leather Works.  Our new booklet will be the centrepiece of the program because it is a wonderful introduction to our complete line of leathercrafting tools. Written and designed by Fernando DaSilva it will both educate and inspire you to experiment with leather and leathercrafting projects.

Over the next several weeks I will introduce you to the new tools and some of the featured projects in Fernando’s new booklet.