Forest Leather Patch!

Here I present a patch, or piece of art ……. I refrained from putting holes in this piece ( compare the first pics to the last pic of the different patch ) just in case somebody wanted to not wear this as a patch and keep as a piece of art for display. I can add holes upon request!

Hand drawn with a pyrography tool, this is no particular forest, just one from inside my head! I plan to make more of these, but for now this is the only one! No two will be alike! Hand signed ( or burnt) on the front (middle of the bottom) and on the back.

6″ x 5 1/8″ on quality thick leather!
Here it is in my Etsy Shop!

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Some examples of items I have made in the recent past…….

I have been meaning to do this for quite some time now……..but my lack of “free time” is always preventing me from doing a lot of things that I really want to do. Not to mention, I have had some computer problems lately and my photos are all scattered so I need to reorganize them to do a more thorough presentation of my past work. I decided to photograph some of my most recent favorite pieces that I made for myself that I wear often, pieces that I intend to replicate in the near future to offer to the public.

The necklace is one that I have been remaking for years, of antique blue glass beads and deer antler. This necklace has been transformed many times, with added and subtracted elements. The latest incarnation includes a pendant I made of pecan wood, copal, abalone, ivory (legally obtained from the bone room in Berkeley),copper, leather and a resin made of beeswax, charcoal from a tree struck by lightening and crushed lavender.The clasp is made of Indonesian conus shell and a mother of pearl button. This necklace will probably change again in six months….that seems to be the cycle.

The coiled earrings are hand forged from 1/2″ diameter copper bar. Inspired by Dayak coiled earrings from Borneo, these spiral in opposite directions and i added a hammered texture to this tradition style of earrings. I make these in various sizes and diameters……

Thanks for taking the time to look at this! I plan to do a more involved and thorough retrospective blog entry this winter once I get my photographs more organized as well as my thoughts.

-Cavey

Equipped For Eternity Leather Patches

Wow. It’s been so long since I posted here. Time flies quickly when one has so much stuff to do. Life changes. Work. I am trying to stay on top of this but at the same time trying to stay away from the internet and spend more time making things with my hands, reading, drawing/painting, natural stuff. Winter is pretty much here so not much outdoors stuff to do in my neck of the woods……..

So here is an idea I have been meaning to execute for some time now and I AM SO GLAD I DID! Leather patches, with my symbol(s) branded into them. Maybe not so much branded as etched into the leather with a wood burning tool. I had a grand time doing these and plan to do many more!

With this first batch, I took the liberty of punching existing holes on the edges so that the recipient would be able to easily attach them with rivets/studs or simple stitching easily. I think the next batch I will leave out the holes and only install them upon request. Any feedback on this would be greatly appreciated.

I am also planning on doing some other leather AND screen printed patches featuring the tree of life, labyrinths, axes, trees/forests, runes and other nature and pagan oriented images and symbols.

Without further delay, here are some photographs of the first round of patches. I photographed them in two different settings – with a red plaid background indoors ( shot with a flash) and on a Maple log outdoors ( no flash) to show the full visual dynamics of these items. I have also included a couple of photos of patches I kept for myself and sewed onto my denim jacket.

Thanks for stoppin by here and i promise to get back on track and post more often!

OH! And you can purchase these patches HERE

-Cavey