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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?
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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!
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Peter-The-Knotter Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Nice bag!, sorry to hear about machine... :( regards Peter
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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!
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MadPin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
I love it! :D
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :hug:
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MadPin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
You're welcome! :)
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sassyeggs Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
wow, that's insane.
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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! :)
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Ninina-nini Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006
Great design!
Sorry to hear you loose your machinery like that. Horrible!
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