27 May, 2011

Braided belts

I was working on this with some thin strips of tire scrap at the market a couple weeks ago.

It still needs some further experimenting, but if I can get the braid tighter I should be able to start making some braided belts. Interesting stuff!

25 May, 2011

Worn out tools

A couple weeks ago I finally broke my hole punch.

Luckily I had seen the crack forming for a while and had already purchased a spare punch.

This thing punched many thousands of holes in it's life, and I love how mushroomed the top of it got. I must say I like the look of well worn tools. The new one is a bit higher quality so I'll see how it holds up in comparison.

23 May, 2011

Etsy shop open

I've had my Etsy shop back up for the past couple weeks after a long hiatus.

I've reorganized the way I handle Etsy as well as production and storage of belts so that I can keep more listed in the shop with about the same amount of work. A win for everybody!

Now the bad news is that I'll be closing the shop this Friday evening for a month while I hit the road. But, when I come back I'll be reopening it promptly and hopefully keeping it that way!