Simulated Stones – Making Jewelry with Realistic Leather Stones
Thursday, 05/16, 9:00am –5:00pm, W202, Sheridan College
All skill levels welcome!
One very popular accessory that leather craftsmen are having great success making and selling is leather bracelets with stones set in them. The problem most have is finding a source for the stones to set in the leather. Well, what if you could make your own unique simulated stones out of leather? In fact, what if you could make an entire piece of jewelry out of leather? Think of the applications this could have for belts, handbags and all sorts of personal accessories. This will be a valuable skill that will let you separate your work from everyone else.
Materials to Bring: Swivel knife, strop, stylus, modeling spoon, ball end modeling tool, various size seeder stamps, F910, smallest camouflage stamps and mules foot stamps you have, beveling stamps and fine veiner stamps, scalpel, cutting and stamping surface, and edge slicking tools.
Born and raised on a ranch in eastern Montana, Jim Linnell has had leather working in his blood ever since his first visit to the Miles City Saddlery. The sounds and smells of those visits are some his most vivid memories of that early introduction to the leather working world. Now, after spending the last 50 plus years working with leather and nearly 40 years in the leather industry, those sounds and smells are still a part of his life. Jim has taught leather working skills to thousands of students around the world. He received the Al Stohlman Award for Achievement in Leathercraft in 2002.