Tips For Cutting Fish Leather

Today on the Dazzle-it Blog I featured this leather kumihimo necklace.  It is showcasing our Instant Glam Arrow Bezel which was designed by Fernando DaSilva.

I chose to line the bezel with our Second Skin Fish Leather.  In order to cut a unique shape, I first photocopied my bezel so I had a paper pattern.

I cut out my paper template and tested it in my bezel to ensure it did indeed fit.

Then I taped the pattern to my fish leather.  The tape holds the paper in place making it easier to cut out.  You don’t have to worry about tape residue because you won’t be using the taped section.

Fish Leather In Fabulous Colours

When Fernando Dasilva designed this necklace last fall, little did I know that Emerald would be selected as the 2013 colour of the year by Pantone.  I loved Fernando’s necklace the minute I saw it.  He wrapped a wooden bead with fish leather in a way I would have never thought about.

Adding some green to your wardrobe or home decor will “enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.”

Although listed in our catalogue as turquoise, this colour does tend to show more of it’s green side with the addition of the white black and green rattail necklace Fernando braided.

Fish Leather In A Handmade Bezel Ring

This ring showcases a wonderful piece of red glossy fish leather.

I don’t waste a single piece of fish leather.  This small portion has already been glued to a thick piece of felt.

I cut out a one inch square and then used Quick Grip to glue my felt and fish leather inside my bezel ring.

I can’t begin to describe how great this looks!  The photo does not capture the texture in the leather that you would see if you were holding this in your hand.

Red Second Skin Fish Leather

Handmade bezel ring.