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Leather 'corset' by Mashayahana Leather 'corset' by Mashayahana
Finally finished this piece.

Ok, so not entirely done, I need to put the top coat on, put the backing and lining in, and add the back straps that'll hold it in place, but the majority of the work on it is done!

I am in love with the lacing/braiding on this thing, it's absolutely gorgeous! It took me roughly 5 hours, 6 meters of leather lace on either side.

Will upload a picture of me wearing it when I attach all that stuff.
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JuggalettePoisonGirl Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you do the design work yourself? How did you? I would love to learn to do this for my custom cosplay that I have never gotten around to for YEARS!!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I bought a corset pattern, cut the pattern pieces to the right size and cur those out of leather. I did the pattern on the front panel before shaping the pieces on a dressform, then I punched a loooooot of holes and braided the pieces together with leather lace (which took forever).
The design is not completely my own on the front piece, though I forgot what the source is most of it came from.
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JuggalettePoisonGirl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So basically you just cut into the leather?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
The whole pattern was traced onto damp leather, then cut in with a swivel knife, then beveled along all edges with stamping tools and a hammer. The whole front panel took me about 100 hours to carve and tool.
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JuggalettePoisonGirl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my thats a long time... But I till want to learn how to do this. I would love leather for my custom cosplay
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's totally worth it. Leather is such a gorgeous material :)
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JuggalettePoisonGirl Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God yes!....what tools do I need to do it?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
For carving/tooling leather you'll need a swivel knife, stamping tools and a hammer. have a look at the Tandy Leather Factory website, it should give you an idea on what you might need and how to get started :)
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madelinde Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Heel erg gaaf. Ik zou ook graag meer van leerbewerking willen weten om zoiets te kunnen. En zeer zeker een mooi detail met die lichte kleur veter!!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ik heb gewoon een setje tools, een patroonboek en wat leer gekocht en ik ben begonnen. Dat is nu denk ik zo'n 4 jaar geleden, dus ik zou zeggen, gewoon doen!

EN dank voor het compliment :D
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Lagueuse Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
perfection !!!!!!!!!!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :D
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Coyotero Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Are you going to be keeping it natural (color)?
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That was the intention, yes, but it will probably get a little darker with the protective layer being put on.
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Coyotero Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Yes it will. It will also darken over time as the tannins get exposed to the air and light. It should become a deeper, richer brown.

I made a holster for a friend of mine some years ago that was left natural, except the edges/borders which were black. It has darkened up over the years to a very nice color that you can't get out of a dye or stain.
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's what I'm looking for tbh, it worked well on the saddle I made, it's gorgeous in color now.
Kind of sad it won't be that color in time for the costume contest I'm making all this for.
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Coyotero Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Let it get plenty of natural sunlight, it will help.
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Bushitaka Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
prachtig!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Danku Danku, ik heb er ook hard genoeg aa gewerkt he ;)
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CaraTheMyth Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its beautiful.
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^
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PiratePrincessElayne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome!!!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Dank u dank u xD
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Trinitynavar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Oh my thats just stunning!!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you ^^

Work of labor, this one, I adore leatherworking ;)
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I meant labor of love of course, hehe
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emerald825 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wauw, jemig, heb je dat er allemaal zelf ingegraveerd? o.O Ongelovelijk wat je allemaal met leer kan doen zeg.
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Jup, allemaal zelf gedaan, dit corset heeft in totaal geloof ik zo'n 20 uur gekost, inclusief patroon maken, overtekenen, vormen er in snijden, hameren, en dan vormen op de mal en uiteindelijk het vlechtwerk.

Leer is heel veelzijdig, ik vind het een geweldig materiaal om mee te werken. Ziet er mooi uit, ruikt lekker, voelt lekker...

Kom zaterdag 21 april naar de Elf Fantasy Fair dan kan je het in levende lijve bekijken ;)
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emerald825 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Echt heel mooi werk!

Dat komt mooi uit, want we zijn er op de zaterdag :) Ben benieuwd!
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Mashayahana Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ik zal niet zo moeilijk te vinden zijn denk ik, grote witte vleugels, blauw/paarse pruik en leren corset xD
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emerald825 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, ok, ik zal naar je uitkijken ;P
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