Getting to know leather

A friend gave me some really beautiftul leather scraps. This is what I came up with.

I cut out a lot of little circles and hand sewed them one at a time using Nylbond and a glass bead. The base of these Dread Beads is a red fleece fabric and on top I used some upholstery fabric, which I embroidered.

However before starting a bracelet I will try to find a hole punch (punch pliers). This would really save time! Unfortunately conventional punch pliers come with a diameter of less than 1 cm. This is the size I need. Maybe someone has a tip for me?

Photos: © Rubinskaja

Note: English is my second language. Please excuse possible mistakes. I appreciate corrections. I really do!