Monthly Archives: August 2013

Building the heels

The heels are made from the same thick heavy leather as the soles, not (as I am often asked) from wood. I add a layer, level it, add a layer, level it, and so on until I reach the correct … Continue reading

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Sanding the soles smooth

I’ve been so tired and sluggish today and didn’t get nearly as much done on these as I should have. Tomorrow I WILL finish the soles and start building the heels.

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American Made competition I’ve entered this competition and I’d love to win and bring attention to the craft of cowboy boot making. I’d appreciate it if you’d vote for me!

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Cowboy boot shoes

I laid and stitched the soles on the cowboy boot shoes this afternoon. I’m going to take a break and then come back in later this evening and peg the soles.

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Leather Bracelet

Here’s a leather bracelet I made today. The client selected one of my designs and then chose the colors she wanted.

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Lacing the shank

I’m preparing the add the shank cover to these shoes. From this point they’re being built just like cowboy boots and I’m so happy to be back in familiar territory.

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Monday video

I do a YouTube video every other Monday. Today I filmed, edited, and uploaded it, then forgot to publish it until my mother called and reminded me.

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