Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Engraved with Love & Clutch Sneak Peek

Freehand Florals

In Copper

Sterling and Australian Boulder Opal
(the stone was cabbed by me, how wonderful to be its lapidary mother!!)

The round I engraved on was sold to me as sterling silver some 3 years ago when I began my leather shop... it turns out not to be sterling, but it still solders like sterling and
engraves like copper....
pickles like sterling and takes limited oxidation in liver of sulphur....


In the Metal Shop later today

And now for something completely different:

A clutch!! This one features my signature wings and a gorgeous turquoise cabochon set in sterling and stitched into tooling leather, lined in green suede, or maybe purple; I haven't decided quite yet...

That is all for today: off to relax and rest up!



dailycoyote said...

You're always setting trends in leather ~ you're simply a goddess in that realm. Love beyond words, S.

silver.work said...

Gorgeous piece of boulder opal and such a strong setting with the chunky of chain. Beautiful.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Aw, you make me blush, woman :)
Sending love,

Kathleen said...


Loving this work! Everything you touch turns out beautiful!

kathleen xx

Sunny Rising Leather said...

Sw: thank you so much: a lovely stone isn't she?

Kathleen: I am BA-lushing :) xoxoxoxox

Nialah said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, you take my breath away with your creations.



WillowMetals said...

Love the necklaces!!!! That opal is woweee gorgeous! Allison, I was laying in bed last night thinking about my purse I purchased from you. I love it soooo much! I was thinking "Man Heather, how you need a clutch" ;) "Maybe turquoise somewhere, black, purple, and ohhhhh...Allliosn's lovely wings"?!?!?!?! Seriously!!! Your leatherwork is superb and ultra special!

liz r. said...

Wowza! That opal!

Sybil Ann said...

I need a job! Or to sell some pottery!

You're inspiring.

Cat said...

Wow, Darling woman, you rock my artist socks off!

Necklaces are astounding, can't wait to see the finished clutch! I LOVE the way you make feathers!

kerin rose said...

that clutch is just badass....and so are you!