I am really excited to be teaching a class at Jenny Doh's awesome, studio crescendoh, on Nov 3rd. The class is called Belts, Bracelets and Straps , you can go here to sign up. In this class we will be taking pieces of leather and fabric and sewing them together to create straps that can be used for a variety of things. We will then be adding goodies to create one of kind belts, a strap for a bag or a bracelet. We can make as many as we have time for. I will be supplying one belt buckle and a smaller buckle for a bracelet for each person along with leather and lots of other goodies. There are endless possibilities that the straps could be used for.
The top belt shown above was made for my daughter and it has our family dogs name on it. I used a vintage boy scott buckle on it along with a vintage pennant from Yosemite. My favorite part is the snoopy patch that reads, don't eat yellow snow. You can make so many variations and styles of the straps.
I have used a variety of vintage pennants to create the pieces that are shown, like the ones seen in the picture above.
The picture above shows a bag strap that I have created , the bag is made using vintage aprons. It would also be great to do the reverse and make a strap for a vintage apron.
There are endless possibilities on making bracelets.
As you can tell the possibilities are endless. It will be fun to spend the day together in Jenny's amazing studio Crescendoh, brainstorming together and creating treasures. I find these straps very addictive to make. It will help you to use up some of your stored treasures and open up your eyes to look at thing differently. You could bring a vintage needlepoint that you have been saving or an old torn canvas.
Jenny has been offering some incredible classes if you are local you really should take advantage of her studio. This weekend the talented Sarah will be holding a begining photo shop artist class. I am so hoping I can make it!! Sarah is a wiz on the computer and a total sweetheart!!
Some more materials are shown below and above that help create really special pieces. Vintage cloth books have amazing illustrations on them.Old military patches and badges also add great color and texture.