I am making Jedi belts and am offering them for sale. I have a wide variety of leathers to choose from, including vegetable tanned / dyed ; drum-stuffed finished in Black, or wax-finished in brown. The finished leathers give the most consistent color and a feel that typical veg tan leathers cannot match.
Here is the black drum-stuffed finished belt I just built for Lucien Kane:
I also built one in a reddish brown veg tanned and dyed finish for Saberforge. I'll post pics of that one soon!
The basic belt in finished leather or veg tanned / dyed would be $150. I am working on pouch systems for these belts and should have them available shortly. PM me for details and if you need references I can point you to my steampunk Etsy site feedback. I've been making and selling my steampunk leather items for about six years now. I'm an experienced commission artisan. Turnaround right now would be 8-10 days. Terms via PayPal or I can take a card over the phone.
Post by Lucien Kane on Jan 28, 2014 17:29:09 GMT -5
I've rocked a belt from Parks for the last 6 years, it's okay, always gotten the job done. However I notice that it's impossible to readjust for size, and this belt didn't age well, always felt more like a costume piece.
The belt I have from LoThane Din has an incredible feel, always secure, and looks absolutely epic. The leather is quality, and the craftsmanship is wonderful.
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5