Friday, April 09, 2010
R/Co. Project AW10:Sinch it Down.
The last few days have been a challenge to get anything done with the current project. Sickness, Anniversary, and just plain dealing with life. Needless to say, I will not be hitting the deadline as I had hoped.... What did we learn? That you can't build a tight, well edited collection in less than a month. Ah but next year I will be way more prepared .
Now do we stop? Nope! Just keep on going and 'get her done' so can move on to the next project. The ideas and direction have already been dance'n around in the back of the mind.
Next week I will be out on the road shopping around NYC and that is really going to cause the idea meter to blow a gasket, for sure. I am a believer that there is inspiration to be found all around, you just need to take the time and look, but sometimes a little change of scenery really makes heaps of a difference. Super stoked to be going since I have not been there in a few years.
With all that there has been some progress, in fact the belt was completed. Remember the bent nails that was posted up a while back? Well, they were built to be the D-rings for the leather belt.
Pounded them nails cold (no heat) but next time will definitely get out the torch and heat them pupies up before smacking 'em with the hammer. Before wrapping the steel with the leather, had to rub in a little elbow grease and give the strap a some carictor with sandpaper, shoe polish, and some boot oil.
once that was look'n right, gathered up an end and tucked her in nice and tight around the nails. Popped off a few holes, and sinched her down with some artificial sinew (really cool waxed thread that I have been using since my High School days doing Mtn. Man and Native American crafts and leather work)
Nice 'n Tight...Don't forget the branding. Kinda fun, if I can say so myself. Though nothing like this. I am pleased with the results. Now to get my head around going into production mode.....
Along with the belt work I have also been kustomizing some brass buttons with a coat of white enamel. Super white and clean right now... but there is something about a sock, some rocks and a little stress release.(?) more on that later.
The kustom buttons deserve a nice home, so got out the shears and cut out the shirt. Now to just stitch it all together.
Well time to go pack and plan what shoes go with what outfit for what day....
Go wreck something!