Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Camel Leather Wristlet

In this post I mentioned two leather wristlets that I made. Here is the second one: a camel-coloured wristlet. I made this one second, and I focused on hardware because I thought that the beautiful leather grain spoke for itself. I thought the hippie-era baked beads I got from an old family friend were a perfect match for the look. The tassel and rivets just sweetened the deal.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Puffy Hexagonal Quilted Wristlet

Finished Product

Sometime back in reading week I finally bought some leather scraps from Len's Mill Store to make a leather wristlet. I couldn't resist and bought enough for two, one black motorcycle chic hexagonal quilted and the other an adorable camel brown with antique bead and tassel details. It must be simple to make a wristlet, right?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dried Orange Peel

These delicious-smelling orange peels were s(h)aved from a bunch of oranges hanging around the apartment using a vegetable peeler. I dried them in a pan on the lowest setting until they felt dry to the touch. As they toasted their aroma deepened. After they cooled, they got stored in a jar... The aroma matures a lot at this stage. I'm not sure what to do with them yet, but every so often I open the jar and smell their awesomeness.

Also, I think they'd be good with duck, or in marmalade.