Down the rabbit hole

Guys. Gals. This is the reason I put off getting into metalwork for so long.

Mayflower Earrings 005 (Medium)

Because there are so many amazing tools. When I started leatherworking in 2008 I thought I would get by with the eight tools I bought for my first class. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot you can do with those eight tools, but there is so much more you can do with a million. Which is, coincidentally, roughly the number of dollars I spent on those tools over the year that followed.

Same deal for metalwork. I bought this dapping set for a lot of projects, but the one in my mind when I committed to it is below.

Mayflower Earrings 004 (Medium)

Oh hi little guys! You would look almost real if you were coloured and curved!

Mayflower Earrings 006 (Medium)

BAM. Witness the power of the dap. We’re halfway there.

Now I’m going to take these guys home and try to enamel them. Cross your fingers that this works on the first try. In the name of botany, let this work on the first try…


  1. COR!
    March 21, 2013 - Reply

    Love these! I have been thinking about dapping for about a year and looking at supplies but have bought nothing. It must run in the family…..all or nothing! So, I have nothing in lieu of buying it all. I will create vicariously through you! Keep the great posts and photos coming!

  2. amykenny
    April 11, 2013 - Reply

    It’s pretty fun. I want to make EVERYTHING curved!

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