Leather Playdate

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Leather Playdate

Level
Beginner
Sessions
6 hours, 2 days
Descrption
Spend the day exploring leather working while creating custom, leather cuff bracelets. Students will learn to cut, dye, braid and finish leather for a professional look. Then we will add a little metal stamping to add to the leather. Projects may be customized by each student to suite their taste. There will be enough time to finish 3-4 bracelets depending on designs chosen by the student.

Tools

Some tools will be provided by the instructor. Please refer to your registration.
  • Bench Block

    Steel or Anodized aluminum - Used as a hammering surface for metal stamping or working with metal.
  • Bezel Shears

    Used to cut metal sheet. There are many available on the market, any of which will work, however they should NOT be serrated. (Tin snips or airplane shears will also work, however, they may be large and cumbersome.) If the project has curves in the design and you own a pair, bring curved bezel shears. This is an optional item for most classes. Shears will be provided for use during classes.
  • Tool Hand Tools

    Hand Tools

    Basic hand tools – Any quality is appropriate for my classes. These do not need to be high end or expense.

    • Round nose - Typically it is preferred that the round nose be a fine tip. Especially for classes with detailed wire work.
    • Chain/needle nose – Tapered jaws for general metal and wire work. Non-serrated are requested for all of my classes. Typically requested for classes to be used for opening and closing jump rings; in which case, 2 pairs are requested or a combination of chain nose and flat nose is suitable.
    • Flat nose – Similar to chain nose but the jaws are not tapered. Non-serrated are requested for all of my classes.
       
  • Household hammer

    Any hammer that is at least 8 oz. or heavier to be used with metal stamps. It does not need to be brass. However, a Stamping hammer would be perfect!
  • Tool Leather Working

    Leather working tools

    Leather working tools will be provided in class. However, you will need the following to be able to repeat this process in your own studio. Leather hole punch, edger, slicker with grove, dye, daubers, rotary cutter, cutting surface and clean sponges.
  • Tool Magnifier or Optivisor

    Magnifier or Optivisor

    – For almost all classes this is listed as an “As Needed” tool. If you have sight challenges it is recommended that you are properly prepared. For advance stone setting classes this is required! If you decide to use reading glasses consider better than 2.5x.


  • Metal Stamps/punches

    Used to engrave custom names, words or designs on sheet metal.
  • Tool Metal Ruler

    Metal Ruler

    6" metal ruler is preferred unless otherwise noted. A larger one will also work, however, it may be a little cumbersome.
  • Rawhide/Leather Mallet

    Shape and flatten metal without marring it. #2 mallet is a standard size. Instructor will provide for every class needed. A yellow nylon mallet may be used in its place, however a rubber one may not.
  • Tool Scissors

    Scissors

    Usually on the list for use of cutting paper patterns or the like.
  • Student Files

    Standard size is 2/o. For filing metal. . Instructor will provide to share for every class needed.
  • Two-hole draw down punch

    This is different from a hand punch as it has 2 sizes in one tool. Instructor will provide to share (1 for every 2 people) for every class needed.
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