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July 28, 2006
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Phoenix Bag by StephaniePride Phoenix Bag by StephaniePride
GAAAAH!!! I had a big, blow by blow, description typed out and the computer ate it :(

Materials - Leather, calico lining ( [link] and [link] )
Mostly handsewn because my sewing machine died AGAIN! (grr, I just had it serviced too!) The strap ([link]) is machine done but most of the rest is hand sewn.

The phoenix on the flap is another incarnation of this [link] . I outlined it in ink and then added some colour with some 'rub on metallic paint' that I bought a few years ago. It acts more like leather polish than paint, it just sinks right in and leaves the leather with this lovely shimmery soft metallic sheen. I love it :boogie: (closeup [link] )

EDIT - Due to the fact that my sewing machine has become posessed by a particularly noxious leather eating demon, I can't make any more of these bags.
Sorry :(
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LynPhoenyx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
This is just too beautiful! Has your machine recovered enough to start making these again?
StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's still one of my favourite bags :D

Unfortunately I've had to ban myself from making any more leather products for now. My machine simply cannot cope, and neither can my fingers when I try to hand sew the stuff ;P So until I manage to get myself a nice strong industrial sewing machine (and somewhere to put it) I've put all my leather into storage, somewhere out of the way so I can't see and be tempted into destroying yet another sewing machine. I've got boxes and boxes of the stuff because every now and then a friend (or a friend of a friend) will get rid of a leather lounge and invite me to help myself to the salvagable sections. So when I do finally get that Industrial machine I will definitely be industrious!
Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Nice bag!, sorry to hear about machine... :( regards Peter
flutterbyfae Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's a really neat idea. I love how the phoenix came out. And yay for metallic sheens!
MadPin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
I love it! :D
StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :hug:
MadPin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
You're welcome! :)
sassyeggs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
wow, that's insane.
swandog Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, wow...I would so love to have one like this with a swan in that pose...will have to save up my money for that! :)
Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Great design!
Sorry to hear you loose your machinery like that. Horrible!
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