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“Seamstress for the Band”

   

Description from EPBCornell: 70's British rock star's free-spirited Californian girlfriend, dressing up those perfect blue jeans with boho style for some barefoot dancing in the sand.
No one could write lyrics like Bernie Taupin. And score music for those lyrics like Sir Elton John. Heartsoaring magic.
Add as desired: 18/20/22 (or just 22?) embroidery needles, maybe smaller needles and some C-lon size D thread for embellishing with beads, adhesive (I like G-S Hypo Cement, but I don't see it in stock-- I haven't used the Beadalon BeadFix SuperFast Adhesive, so I don't know how flexible it is or how well it works for leather or fabric-- E-6000 is pretty good, but as it doesn't really saturate porous materials like leather & fabric, if the material fibers tear at the bond, the thing falls off; you need to clean up your surfaces and really work the goop into suedes & fabrics) for affixing Lillypilly leather mini teardrops to the shredded cuff or anything else, hole punch (smaller than 1/8"-- I've used a metal punch for leather: not ideal, I don't recommend) for punching holes in the Lillypilly teardrops to stitch or dangle on things, scissors/snips. Earwires, jump rings & possibly chain with a simple clasp. Or simply string focals on leather cord, to slip over the head and tighten with sliding knots.

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    Island Deb says:

    Sweet! unique way to combine these – - and it works! I just love how each of our creative minds come up with new twists. You’ve got it going! I recently used the LilyPilly teardrops in a series of earrings with lots of movement. Will get pics uploaded. Maybe not today. (:
    Also good info on glue.

  2. Kathryn R
    Kathryn R says:

    Liz, how ’bout an awl for the leather? Thanks for the tips re: adhesives. I’ve ruined enough expensive components to learn my lesson about them! `_` Your groovy pick took me back to my hippy daze. Tiny Dancer is my favorite EJ song, portrayed so well in your pick. Future POD I think.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Great pick for the hippie days of the late 60′s and 70′s.

  4. Phoenix
    Phoenix says:

    Love your groovy POD. I agree about the E-6000 not working so well with leather/metal. I will try the G-S-Hypo cement next time I put metal end caps on leather cording.

  5. SilverCords aka Judy
    SilverCords aka Judy says:

    Fantastic retro pick! Congrats on your POD!

  6. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Congrats on your Boho POD!

  7. SF Girl
    SF Girl says:

    Cool POD! Congratulations!

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