Official Thread - Braided Belt

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Pantera

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I was in Wal-Mart and in the craft section they had braided leather in 36" sections it is like $6.99 apiece.It is kinda thick so you could probably get away with fewer strands.It wouldn't be totally accurate but it would be leather.It is the right color too! I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet.
 

Dark Trooper

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You can buy leather lace by the spool at either Tandy Leather or The Leather Factory (which are actually the same company now even though there are two different sites). I got some and am working on my belt now.
 

sith camaro

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LOL!
I picked up some leather from the leather factory. Then I sat there for about 2 days cutting the lace. That lace cutting tool isn't all it's cracked up to be. I eventually gave up on it at one point, and started to cut it by hand with a pair of scissors.
Arturo, we need to go back out there to pick up more leather for you.
 

SEEKER

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Yep the braid are behind the ammo belt. And the braids are glue on a piece of leather via heavy undustrial leather glue. :)
 

Got Maul

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Arturo, how did you achieve that used look on the leather ? Did you sand it, bend it, lick it good ?
 

SEEKER

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dyed it brown, then acrylic black paint, then yellow ochres, then yellows, then alyziriam crymson, then spray paint it brown, then black, then sand it down to achieve weathered look. Then i let my cat play with for a few hours as a scratch board.

:)
 

Got Maul

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so basically you created layers, sanded and let the layers show through...ahhh, got it.

BTW- is there any reason why you used Black ACRYLIC for the base coat, then regular spray paint afterword?
 

SEEKER

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I've learn by experience that the more stuff you put on, the better weathered look you get. I just throw in what ever it takes. And most of the times it comes out exactly what I'm looking for. Being an Illustrator helps. Sometimes you put a color that you wont even see in the end. :)
 

mgr

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Seeker,
I spray painted the leather on my pouches and it rubs off. Are you sealing them with anything? If so, What?

Thanks,

MIke
 

SEEKER

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nope no sealing. I used Krylon. Yep I always thought that spray paint will crack and come of of leather but not anymore. i wouldn't do a whole piece a full solid color. I just use the paint for weathering and highlights.
 

SEEKER

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few more shots. Here ya go Mirax!

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gwizah_fett

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Hey guys, quick question...Has anyone tried using braided leather reins? Ive looked at some online and they seem to have the right size leather, plus they are cheap.
 

OPPI

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Hey toby/seeker, what braid pattern did you use to do that? Its doesnt look like the 4 strand one thats in the top of this post, just curious as to which one you decided to use

thanks
dan
 

Mavrik

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Please Help!! I have ordered 2 different kinds of lace from the leather factory so far and both are wrong. They insist that they supply all stores like Michaels crafts and such with leather lace but none of it looks like what is posted in the pics above. Pleas someone describe EXACTLY what brand, size, name of lace you are using and where you get it from. Thanks many times in return.

Brett
 
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