Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Five

Here is a closer look at a necklace that went down the catwalk during the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom.

The necklace was designed by Fernando DaSilva exclusively for the Craft & Hobby Stitch International Show.

 

 

Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post Two

This leather collar necklace is from a collection Fernando DaSilva designed in 2014.

They were crafted as one of a kind jewelry for the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom.

  

You can see how wonderful this leather necklace looks on our model in these photos.

She is also carrying a clutch that Fernando designed and taught as a Leather Crafting class in the fall of 2014.

We’ll continue to feature this collection as inspiration on this blog next week.

From this to the final pieces. Leather is a unique material that can be incorporated into jewelry design work in many ways.

Leather Crafting For the Catwalk – Post One

These leather jewels were created by hand by Fernando DaSilva for the “Goddesses and Gladiators” runway show in the United Kingdom last year.

We’ll post several more featured designs over the next few days.

  

On the runway, this set clearly stood out.

The earrings showcase many of the leather crafting techniques Fernando has been sharing as part of our Leather Works program.

The leather was coloured, distressed and shaped using tools in our collection.

From this to the final pieces. Leather is a unique material that can be incorporated into jewelry design work in many ways.

Tooling Leather

You can purchase a full hide or a small 6 x 9 piece of leather from the Metal Complex new Tooling Leather Collection.

A 12 x 12 piece would be great to start a new project.

We even have pre-cut belt lengths!

With the release of Fernando DaSilva’s new Hands on Manual on Leather Crafting we know that many designers will be trying tooling leather for the first time.  Metal Complex makes it easy with a collection of new tools as well.

Kenton Sorenson leather lunchbag, Shourouk-Bon Marche, candleholder by Makesmith, hummingbird necklace by Rosita Bonita, Koru nude necklace, LeatherGirlKelley Designs bracelets, Gildem etsy shop, homeofthrones chair

I have been seeing so many great ideas on-line for leather crafting.  I am looking forward to designing with leather this spring.