Tag Archives: lisasorrell

Inlay/overlay class

I always begin a class with three simple bracelets to demonstrate the techniques of leather inlay and overlay, and then the students move into designing and creating an independent project. Two students finished their projects today!

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Class time

I’m teaching a leather inlay/overlay class at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts this week. My students are busy and happy!

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New shoes

Happy Pride Month, y’all! 🌈

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On stage

I got to see two pairs of my boots on stage today. Pretty sure my boots make you sing better (although I guess I’m immune).

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Always learning

I have learned so many things on this pair. I did a fun little experiment titled “How Little Customer Information Can I Obtain and Still Make Shoes That Fit?” so I’m not really confident they will actually fit but hey, … Continue reading

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Finishing the shank area

For those of you who were worried about what happens to all of the little wooden pegs in the shank area — they get sanded smooth!

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Rainbows and shoes

I inseamed the rainbow shoes today. I’ve left one on its side to show the stitching; this isn’t the way shoes are supposed to look inside, but it’s how cowboy boots look inside and these are cowboy boot shoes!

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Finishing soles

This is a sole made from Baker Leather, which I import from England. The finish is achieved simply by rubbing the sole firmly as it dries with a wooden rub stick or a smooth hammer handle. There’s no wax or … Continue reading

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Sandas

New sandals for meeeeeeeeeThey have closed toes because I’ve worn cowboy boots for too many years and I don’t like for my toes to show.

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Group photo

A customer brought in four pairs of boots to be shined, giving me the rare opportunity for a group photo! In order from left to right:”The Way I Am””If Heartaches Had Wings””Flowers On The Wall””Sunday Morning Coming Down”

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