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Here There be Dragons!



I spent the week preparing for a spring festival (which was canceled due to spring storms!).


I planned on vending leather and promoting the summer camps.


To that end, I wanted the leather pieces to have connection to the Now world and the fantastical world.


The perfect blend? Dragon key chains!



The delightful thing about semi-mass producing these pieces (by mass produce I mean 5) is that they're quick to make, easy to modify, and turn out with a range of character.


1. Trace the pattern onto the leather, punch out holes, and stamp.

Ideally you do all three things before cutting out the pieces to avoid warping the small pieces of leather. I decided on one stamp design after cutting out the dragon, but it worked well.



2. Dye and sew the dragon

I used three different colors: medium brown gel antique, dark brown dye, and black dye.


I'm a fan of the gel antique medium brown, so that turned out to be my favorite!


After 24 hours, I sewed the key chains together.


Half of them were done at work while the students worked on a writing assignment.


I love having something to do while I'm waiting for a question.


Next I'll apply a light layer of mink oil and be on my way to some other market.




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Nicole Cormier
Nicole Cormier
2021年4月22日

Not going to lie, I scrolled too quickly and thought your keychains were shoes and I wanted to scream “TAKE MY MONEY!!” They’re still so beautiful but should you ever make shoes I’ll be the one screeching into your driveway 😂

いいね!
Amy Bright
Amy Bright
2021年4月22日
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I am giving it a go! I've had several think these are shoes or gun holsters or vambraces, but the shoes are most interesting to me. I bought a simple shoe pattern, and I'm going to expand this pattern to see if I can get a decent fit/look.

いいね!

Deb Montgomery
Deb Montgomery
2021年4月22日

Dragons!! swoon! I love them!!!!!

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
2021年4月22日
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I had this idea to do a monthly book club with dragons and gifts and prompts and all that, so I stocked up on dragon patterns and books. And then COVID, and I got mildly discombobulated!

いいね!

Effy Wild
Effy Wild
2021年4月22日

Those are GORGEOUS!!!

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
2021年4月22日
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Thank you! The stamps took six months to get here, but it was worth the wait!

いいね!

Amy Sorensen
Amy Sorensen
2021年4月22日

OH WOW. Those are gorgeous and amazing! You are very talented!

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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
2021年4月22日
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Thank you!

いいね!

Sue Blott
Sue Blott
2021年4月22日

Ooohhhh! Gorgeous work. You make it all sound so easy. What terrific gifts they'd make.


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Amy Bright
Amy Bright
2021年4月22日
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Thank you! I plan to gift one to each of my attendees at the September Gamer Experience.

いいね!
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