“It’s a Boot Life”

On the December episode of “It’s a Boot Life” I film the process of putting together a complex inlaid design–the “Satan is Real” boot tops.

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Wingtips

Black calf wingtips on beige ostrich vamps

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New design

It will be a while before I get to make these boots, but they’re making me happy already!

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These are the colors and leathers.

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Progress

Here’s another peek at the “Satan Is Real” cowboy boots. Often with a non-traditional design such as this one, I feel it’s most attractive when it’s flat and putting it on a cowboy boot makes me like it less. I’m liking this design more and more though.

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More Satan

Tomorrow I’ll sew the side seams and they’ll begin to look like boots.

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Details

In other news, Satan has tiny hands and protruding front teeth.

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Stitching has wrought a change

Whooops, I’m talking all biblical.

I’m always interested in how stitching changes inlay and overlay, but usually it’s an obvious aesthetic difference. The stitching seemed to add a layer of gravity to this piece, as if it were just random bits of leather trying to imitate a photograph before, but now it’s become both a reference to the original AND its own separate piece as well.

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