Tutorial – Leather Bell

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Let’s begin by gathering the material needed.

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Material:
1. Veg tanned leather (1.2mm to 2mm thick)
2. Clamp
3. Leather protector (wax/sealer/waterproofing)
4. Leather Dye (optional)
5. Sand Paper, Nail filer
6. Leather hole punch
7. Leather punch (for hole and straight line)
8. Wood filer
9. E6000 glue
10. Leather mode (You can search it at amazon or ebay, here is a ebay shop who sell these.  They come in different sizes.)
11. Brush for applying leather sealer/ dye
12. Scissor
13. Clip (Not shown in picture)
(optional) Leather Cord, Bell

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1. Using a 3cm mold, with two piece of 9cm x 9cm leather.
2. Soak leather in water for 5 minutes, it will soften leather for molding.
3. Place leather in mold, wrong side facing upward and right side facing downward (hole).
4. Press mold with clamp.

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5. Press clamp until its secured.
6. Make sure there is no gap in between the mold and leather.
7. Wait at least 24 hours or until it dried, release leather from mold (Should get two pieces, upper and lower part).
8. Trim the edge.

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9. (optional) Paint leather with any color you want.
10. Seal leather will protector/ sealer.
11. Punch one of them with two holes using leather punch.
12. Cut a line between the two holes like the picture shown.  The other piece will be the upper part, punch two holes for handing leather cord or other accessories.

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13. Thread leather cord.
14. (optional) Hanging a real bell inside so it can make real bell sound.
15. Apply E6000 glue on the bell edge, glue two parts together.
16. Secure them with Clip/ Binder clip.

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17. When glue dried, file the edge with sand paper/ nail and wood filer until smooth.
18. Paint the edge and seal again.

DONE!!!

My craft room

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My craft room does not usually not this clean and organized, so I have to snap a photo before it got messy again!craft room 01 craft room 03 craft room 04 craft room 05 craft room 06 craft room 07

Finally got my own craft space!! Its not perfect but I ❤️‍ it.  I have to admit that I am a hoarder, just can’t stop buying these craft supplies!!

wedding cake topper

Begin with a very rough sketch.I was worrying that its a little bit too cartoonist….

I did not have enough clay for the two dolls, so I stuff some plastic food cling inside and then wrapped with skin tone color clay.  It turns out great!wedding cake topperwedding cake topper02 wedding cake topper03 wedding cake topper04 wedding cake topper05 wedding cake topper06

This one is from my wedding two years ago, definitely getting better ❤️‍

New hobby

One glitch and all my old post is gone😱, so I am restarting my blog.  I am adding a new kind of craft to my list, paper craft especially card marking and scrapbooking.  I was browsing a card for a friend the other day, there were so many option in the store but I still can’t find the one that I want. So I ask myself why not made one, then I will have exactly what I want!!

celebrate cupcake card

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I am new with card marking so I watched many tutorial and project idea from other pro.  The stamping on the matching envelope for this cupcake card is a steal from jennifermcguireink.

u r awesome card

Merry Kissmoose card

And of course I got tons of new supply, lucky that I have my own craft room now❤️‍  yeah~