dinsdag 29 oktober 2013

a new belt with mexican blanket

 This one goes to J. founder of the "Lodge" clothing store in Bruges.

Check out there neat store!!

new knife sheat

Made a new knife case this weekend.
These things get better and better...practicing always works!!
It wasn't an easy one, the shape off the folding knife goes from wide to small what makes it very difficult to fix the belt loop.
J.V.M are the customer's initials, very cool when his grandchild will receive this knife on his first scout-day!!

zondag 27 oktober 2013

Los Agujas tattooshop belts

I made two belts for the Los Agujas tattooshop.
Both are vegetable tanned leather, one belt is colored to give it an old look.(sorry I can't tell how I did it, secrets from the house haha)
Thanks to El cheapo for the pix!!

donderdag 17 oktober 2013

canvas / leather apron

You have 20 or 30 minutes free.
Nothing that should be done immediately, so you have some time to work on your ride....
You have an appointment in an hour so you don't have time to change clothes and you don't want to ruin that incredible japanese selvedge denim.

The solution, a canvas/leather apron.
Just throw the neckstrap over your head, snap the buttons on the side and you're ready to rock 'n roll!!

Heavy dark blue canvas that i waxed myself with an otterwax stick.(the wax protects the canvas a bit against oil, paint,dirt etc.)
Leather pocket on the chest and leather adjustable straps...
This one is very elementery but I can made one to your needs and feels...just send me a mail!!

La Luz belt

An other creation from La Luz!
A girlie belt to keep jeans where they should be.
The belt looks like vegetable tanned leather but in fact, it is chrome tanned leather so the color is more durable.
A brass buckle and punched (speed)holes.

vrijdag 11 oktober 2013

my own knife

We al are busy...very busy, and so am I.
Mostly making things for other people, and I love that!!
But once in a while you have to do(make)something for yourself!!
I bought myself a folding knife a couple of months ago.
Not a very expensive one but good quality for a reasonable price.
The brand of the knife is homeij and its made in the Netherlands.
Knife is good, the bag(I dear not to call it sheat) that came with it is real shit!!
Now it was time to make a sheat, so i can put it in the pocket of my jeans.
I don't like it on my belt, but that is just personal
In fact I like it the way it is, sober but well shaped, it's perfect!!


woensdag 9 oktober 2013

key pouch

The owner of the "Los Agujas" tattoo shop asked me to make a key pouch.
So I did, vegetable tanned leather, stitched with my Adler cobblers sewing machine.
I also did some tatto-style lettering, carved by hand.

zondag 6 oktober 2013

El Cheapo

No new leatherwork today!

These days my thoughts go out to a dear friend from all of us!!

Get well soon bro!!


woensdag 2 oktober 2013

La Luz handbag

This blog is not only about me or my work.
My girlfriend is also active in leather and accessories and I think she makes very nice stuff to!!
For example this neat handbag she finished recently.
Heavy canvas with a mexican blanket pocket and tool leather handles.
The pocket can be closed with two button studs, the bag itself can be closed with a zipper!!
Get your girl a "one of" and contact me for this La Luz creation!!