Making Bracers Part 3

Making Bracers Part 3

Once I have my bracers cut out, it's time to punch holes and set eyelets.  To get a sturdy and good looking eyelet set, you have to have the right tools.  First I punch the holes with a punch set.  It would be okay if the punch set is slightly bigger than the eyelet...however, if you go too big, the eyelets will not be able to be set correctly.  If you go too small, you won't be able to put the eyelet through the hole.  To actually set the eyelet, you will get…continue reading →

Making Bracers Part 2

The first step is to trace your design onto the leather and then cut each design out.  It's more efficient to do a bunch of them at once.  For this piece of leather I chose to cut out 7 pairs.  I like to overlap as many lines as possible so that I minimize the number of cuts I have to make.  Here is a time lapse of tracing and cutting out these 14 bracers.continue reading →
Making Bracers Part 1

Making Bracers Part 1

Hello! Since Kym is enjoying some awesome scuba diving in Bonaire this week, I thought I would do a short blog post that I will update as the process goes on.  As you can see I have a fresh new piece of leather laid out here.  I am going to use part of this leather to create a bunch of bracers.  The first step will be to lay out the template and try to minimize the amount of wasted leather.  I'm going to keep each post short and sweet...so tune in later for…continue reading →