Barrette Butterfly leather DIY step-by-step tutorials
For work you will need:
- pieces of skin of different colors,
- paper and pen,
- a device for burning wood,
We draw and cut out three butterfly patterns of different sizes from paper. Their contours and dimensions should be such that when folding the parts on top of each other, a single composition is obtained.
We translate the contours of the butterflies on the skin and cut it out. I made big and small of fair skin, the middle of burgundy.
Using a candle or lighter, gently process the edges of the wings. To understand how skin reacts to fire, try on an unnecessary piece of skin. In what place and how the skin is bent by heat depends on the angle at which you hold the skin over the fire and how close to it. If you work with small details, it is better to use tweezers.
We will make a pattern of dots using a wood burning device. It’s better to burn it out by putting the parts on a thick wooden board. Then the pressure of the device can adjust the size of the holes.
We cut two strips on a large butterfly to dress the base of the hairpin. We fix with glue.
We collect the butterfly like a nesting doll, fastening it with glue in the middle and in critical places. The antennae of the butterfly can be bent using fire.
Such a leather butterfly can be used as a decor element on a handbag, shoes, belt, bracelet.