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There's no doubt that leather is a classic, and it's not surprising that we've seen a large number of leather projects over the past year. Leather can be incorporated into any design from ultra modern to vintage-inspired and when cared for, leather will only get better with age. Here are a few of my favorite modern leather projects...
This DIY leash by Dismount Creative impresses me to no end. It looks so incredibly well-finished! I feel like my DIYs, no matter how much I've refined the process, still always look like DIYs. But this leash is sharp enough to shell out some serious USDs. If I had a dog, I'd make the heck out of it.
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I've seen quite a few envelope-style leather card holders lately, but this little number by Andi Strand for Fairgoods, stood out with its stenciled alphabet and contrasting stitches. Clean, simple, and graphically appealing.
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This leather tassel from the June 2012 issue of Rue Magazine would be sweet and simple on a key ring or attached to your purse. The folks at Rue suggest attaching the tassel to the handle of your luggage in order to prevent mix-ups. Good idea, but I'm afraid I wouldn't want my handmade tassel going through those luggage chutes at the airport.
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I'm amazed by Matt Pierce's handmade mail basket and would make one in a second...if it weren't for the fact that a drill press is involved. A drill press! That's some legitimate craftsmanship. But Matt really seems to know his leather craft. Check out all the DIYs he's put together for Design* Sponge!
I'm forever trying to figure out how to make a ponytail look a bit more put together. Sadly, I haven't gotten very far on that front. But Clemence of Oh the Lovely Things created this easy and sweet hair tie that might just go the trick!