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Handmade leather wallets, bags, and assorted flotsom
Handmade leather wallets, bags, and assorted flotsom
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I'm FINALLY finished the GM screen I started about 40 million years back.   (Life toppled over on top of me for a while there, so leatherworking went on hold while I dug myself out.) 

Now that I have an idea of how long it will take and what materials I'll need, I'm hoping to take commissions for similar screens in the future, if people seem interested. 

This one is three panels of 12 x 9.5 inches, joined by two inch "hinges."  The main body is made from 7-8 oz vegetable tanned leather from the renowned Wicket and Craig tannery.  They produce gorgeous tooling leather -- it's my favorite to work with.

I've enlisted my resident GM (read: that excellent guy I married) to run some games with it.  Looking forward to seeing how it does!

#dungeonsanddragons #DnD #Gaming #tabletop
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D&D Gm Screen
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Much like GLaDOS, I am still alive!! I've been getting lovely notes from people asking about when I'll be back in the figurative wallet-makin' saddle again, and I thought an update to the page is in order.

Unlike GLaDOS, I'm also keeping someone else alive at this point! Right now pretty much 300% of my life is being a foster mom, and I expect that the next few months will be the same.

However, right before the Tiny Human arrived, I bought the most glorious side of leather from the epic Wicket & Craig tannery, so there will definitely be wallet making happening again.

Please stay tuned, and I will announce it from the rooftops when I have more wallets ready to go!

TL/DR: it will be a few more months.  :(
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Burning Wallet!   This is one I started age upon age ago and just recently finished.

I scrubbed away at the antiquing to make the background pattern stand out, and I think it worked pretty fine.

#burningwheel #RPGs  
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Back in the day we didn't have all these fancy aliens invading with their unfathomable technology. All they could do was raise and lower their tiny arms and slowly edge toward earth. What did they want? World domination? To extinguish all life? Sandwiches?
WE WILL NEVER KNOW.
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2014-07-14
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Well! As it turns out, I'm not dead --just overwhelmingly busy with life changing events and all that. You know how that goes.

I had a chance to sneak in some leather tooling in the past little while, and what happened was a design based on a book I adore: Garth Nix's Sabriel. If you enjoy cleverly-written fantasy with rich worlds, complex characters, and uniquely beautiful magic systems, you ought to pick up all Nix's Old Kingdom books, of which Sabriel is the first.

I thought this might be an interesting way to visualize the sound of Ranna the Sleepbringer - the smallest of Sabriel's bells. The hand and bell are based on the absolutely lovely original Leo Dillon cover illustration, and the blues are Japanese dyes touched with just a bit of pearlescence.

#GarthNix #Sabriel  
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Here are a few things I've been working on for commissions recently - a hand painted Majora's Mask, a Mario landscape colored with Japanese dyes, and an Earthbound wallet with a Mr. Saturn.

Yes, please. I want buy. Zoom.

#Majorasmask #Earthbound #Mario  
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2014-02-25
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This Elder Sign long wallet is about to wing its way across the world as a gift for a Lovecraft-themed wedding.  

May the happy couple have many wonderful years together, and also not be consumed by the cosmic dread lurking just beyond the veil of human consciousness.  Hurray!    

#Lovecraft  
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2014-01-21
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New things are afoot at the Sova Etsy store:  Attack on Titan! Doctor Who!  Zelda!  Tolkien!  Star Wars!  Exclamation points!!!!1
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Megaman complete!  The buyer requested I antique the heck out of this guy, and I think it worked out quite well.  

#megaman  
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2013-11-07
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Here's the first pass of tooling on a Megaman wallet.  Also: LAZORRS.
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