since most of my projects take forever to complete
i decided to make a "gratification" piece,
something easy, fun and quick
the piece of my choice is:
a leather collar!
an initial piece
half way into makin it i said,
so i re-started
cutting up an used leather belt i found at
a thrift store, houston, texas
making some holes for
decorative leather strings
uneven placement of holes
resulted from mind goin elsewhere....
trying out several ways for the
i decided to use buttons, not studs
to give it a "softer" look to the collar
then came the decision time......
loops for the buttons
at first i made leather loops very tight
then i remembered a scene from
dario argento film, "deep red" (1975)
the last scene from the film
that i have NEVER seen although i've watched the film
more than few times
but i know exactly what happens...
i ain't gonna tell you though...
so, i opted for a
"quick release" method
ie. yank it hard and loops will loosen
decorative strings attached
no not this decorative
so as to straighten them up a bit,
i first moistened them lightly....
then hang them with some weights
time to add some finishing touch...
i'm going to color sections like these
the black polish gives glossy look
so i paid an extra attention to keep the application minimum,
since the belt has a nice "weathered" look to it
don't forget these places....
i am wearing this in my
google profile picture as well
these buttons are from
junior highschool (boys') overcoat from
chosen these to give the collar a subtle edge
the kind not as obvious as
pointy metal studs