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This is a Chair

About this design:

...a black leather TV-chair actually. Or it used to be... Here's the story: back about 20 years ago, my in-laws threw out their old TV-chair, but they first stripped it of its leather and gave that to me, since they knew I liked to sew and make things. But I couldn't figure out what to use that heavy leather to -- I just chucked it into a cupboard and thought it might come in handy one day. That day didn't arrive until this summer. Then I got irritated when I couldn't find the kind of leather straps I wanted. Time to experiment. My sister-in-law got the first one, and nearly cried -- she was so moved to get a piece of her old favorite chair! (Then she promptly put it on Facebook!!) The experiment is continuing...


Old leather chair and sewing thread... Various ends and clasps, an onyx nugget.

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  1. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Very cool!

  2. Janet B
    Janet B says:

    What a great story! The bracelets are very beautiful and so original…great work!

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    This is just great! When I first saw your caption, I was dumbfounded; now of course, I totally get it. Handsome bracelets. How many can you make from a chair?

  4. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Heehee Judy, I don’t know yet!! :-) ) But an awful lot, I guess. Some people say they prefer brown, so I’m working on an old suede coat at the moment (awful, long and slim cut, “Matrix”-like, but the wrong color. Couldn’t button it anymore…)
    A bit stuck, though, handles quite different to the chair!

  5. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    I think it’s great that you’re doing this. Will be interested to know how it turns out.

  6. Beadaholic
    Beadaholic says:

    What a great way to recycle and preserve memories too! I love it! Like Judy…I can’t wait to see how the suede coat turns out!LOL

  7. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Recycle …Up-cycle… It’s all good! One of the most unique chairs I have ever seen! Keep on experimenting! :D

  8. daisymae
    daisymae says:

    Great idea! I love it! Yeah, the title definitely perplexed me too! I just had to find out what it was all about! I wish I could sew! So many possibilities with these bracelets! They are beautiful! Please, please post the suede ones when you finish, I would love to see them too! :)

  9. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh wow, now that is cool! I wanna see the suede coat one too, please!

  10. pearlsandme aka Monica
    pearlsandme aka Monica says:

    Thanks, thanks a lot, everyone (very pleased warm feeling…)!! Sure, I’ll be back with the suede when I manage to put together something good enough!

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