This leather was quite a bit thicker than the caramel one, so I decided to do it without the pleat. Also, I wanted to see how I would like it without the pleat. Answer: not as much. It's OK, but I don't love it as much as the caramel or the magenta wool. The leather is nice; it's quite pebbled:
I lined this one with some deep purple microsuede I had left over from a wrap jacket I made about ten years ago. I'd forgotten that microsuede is a little difficult to sew. The leather needle sure did help though.
I had a fair amount of trouble putting this one together. It seems that the silver frames are just a smidge narrower than the antique brass ones, and with the thick leather and the microsuede, it was quite a bit of work getting this one into the channels. Also, I applied way too much glue, and it squished out onto the frame and even onto the leather a little bit. I managed to get it off with acetone, but also did in my mani.
Here's what I had on my nails:
|China Glaze Poetic|
Wow! Last year when I first started stamping my nails, I bought the whole China Glaze Romantique collection, because chromes are so great for stamping. But I have never used any of them as an all-over nail color. It never even occurred to me! Something I saw on the interwebs gave me the idea to try one, and boy! Now I'll have to try out the rest!
But since that got ruined in the too-much-glue-must-use-acetone incident, that evening I switched it up to this:
Double wow! This is one gorgeous color. Deep blue with just a hint of teal. It was one of the colors I was most looking forward to in the fall Smoke and Mirrors collection, and it didn't disappoint. It's durable too: it has already been through the ringer making Leather Clutch #3, and still looks great!