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This is a collar I completed today for a friend. I haven't done this design for a quite a while, but I really like it. For something a little extra, I had the leaves "progress" through the turning of color.
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Star Trek Continues Episode 4 will premier at +Phoenix Comicon !

Seriously, if you're a fan of the original series, Star Trek Continues is a faithful continuation of that series. It's also a 100% fan-funded, fan-made program.

Think about giving them a hand. 
Far From Home, LLC is raising funds for Star Trek Continues 2015 "Kirkstarter 2.0" on Kickstarter! Star Trek Continues is a successful award-winning, non-profit, fan-based webseries finishing the final 2 years of the original mission.
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Had my second DE razor shave today. The first was with a 1930's Gillette New, today was with a new Feather razor. I used Gillette 7 o'clock blades in both.
Both razors produced an outstanding shave compared to the disposables I'd been using.
I have to say that I was a bit more confident with the Feather. As a beginner, the Gillette was more intimidating, with much more blade exposed. There was a little more irritation afterward with the Gillette, but with it being the first DE shave, it may have nothing to do with the specific razor, just the first shave I've had that close.
Definitely love the shave with both, and will keep switching between them for a while.
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Crochet + anatomy = anatomically inspired crochet heart! http://ow.ly/IPxTT
Yearning to express your feelings for your valentine in an anatomically correct way...that's also made out of yarn...and miniature? Then Crochet specialist Louie's Loops has just the homemade valen...
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Working outside the box...
Some years ago, I was working on a special design for a charity auction, and was not getting what I wanted from the materials at hand. I looked at everything my leathercraft supplier had, but it wasn't enough.
Then I knocked myself upside the head, and headed to the local craft shop.

We all know acrylics work on leather, after all, Tandy sells them. Well guess what? The craft store has a much bigger selection, including some very cool specialty types, like gold flake washes, pearlescent coats, iridescent coats, every kind of metallic you can think of and more.

And how about an airbrush? They work great for applying dye, and airbrush paints are... you guessed it, acrylics.

The color on the collar below was done by:
Airbrush applied turquoise leather dye, thinned to 1/4 strength.
Super Shene applied to raised areas. (resist)
Antique black applied, and wiped off the surface with a damp folded paper towel
Gold acrylic painted on one loop of the carving
Pearlescent top coat brushed into the background (doesn't doesn't really show in a photo)
Super shene applied over everything
Cabochon pearls glued on

In the photo, it's very pretty. In person, it was stunning. 
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A custom Martingale-style Sighthound collar from pattern to completion.
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Continuation of WIP,
gold iridescent wash and clear coat applied. 
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It looks really pretty :)
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This is a collar I completed today for a friend. I haven't done this design for a quite a while, but I really like it. For something a little extra, I had the leaves "progress" through the turning of color.
#leather  #collar #martingale #greyhound
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The Cloud House - An Abandoned Welsh Farmhouse
"With its dusty old furniture, littered with the remnants of a bygone age, this farmhouse looks like a museum exhibit.
Except the jacket casually slung across the back of a bedstead is not an artfully prepared replica of a lost life but the real deal.
The stone-built farmhouse was abandoned decades ago in a remote location in Mid Wales, with only its contents bearing witness to the lives of its former owners."
Great photographs from Dan Circa.
See more here www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/welsh-homes/extraordinary-images-abandoned-welsh-farmhouse-8615691

#abandoned #wales #interiors  
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Sterling Soaps Sharp Dressed Man soap and aftershave.
Hammered Mules shaving mug
Escali badger brush
Gillette New razor
And tidy up with Fisticuffs mustache wax
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I like barber shop smells so I'm hoping it is kick ass I do wish they would do a cologne
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A custom leather Martingale-style Sighthound collar from pattern to completion.

#leather #sighthound #collar #martingale
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Got solid brass hardware, a ball-peen hammer and a decent anvil? (At least 15 pounds)
You can have hand-hammered hardware!

I've also done this with malleable iron rings, takes a harder hit though.

Don't try this with plated hardware, you won't like it. 
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Love this! Great creativity! Loved the collar!
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I am the stereotypical jack of all trades:
- Software engineer/codemonkey, I write DNS software
- Actor/historical re-creationist, I perform at renaissance faires promoting greyhound adoption
- Leatherworker, I make sighthound collars and other miscellaneous things.
- Woodworker, I make all of the furniture, boxes, etc for Greyhounds of Fairhaven
- Businessman, I am part owner of Carpe Canem, a store selling Greyhound-related goods. And, I am an officer of Greyhounds of Fairhaven, a 501c(3) charity promoting adoption of retired racing Greyhounds.
- Fewterer, a keeper of Greyhounds
- Cook, I'm the camp cook for Greyhounds of Fairhaven
- Brewer, ale, mead and their wonderful love-child, braggot
- Tailor, I make all of my own costumes
- Musician, I play Irish flute and pennywhistles.

In the past, I have also been a military medic, police officer, IT manager and even fruit-picker.
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