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Edge coating on a fishleather belt

Edge coating leather may seem like a daunting task but the reality of it is that it is not as hard as it sounds proven that you have the right work method and the right, but simple tools to do the job with properly. 

In the video I show you the basic tools you need to get good results that with a little practice will give you edge coating of leather and fish leather products on a professional level. 

The key to good edges is in clean cuts and the sanding preparation before edge coating and the sanding in-between layers of coat. 

Black clutch with salmon fish leather

Despite what you might think after last blog post it is not at all bad that we are moving to Iceland and in fact there are many advantages to moving just as there are some disadvantages.

Good old company motorhome

Some times tough decisions have to be made. When we decided to close our shop Hraun art and design in the beginning of the year it was a truly tough decision. We loved the shop and it gave me a fine workspace but even though we where situated fairly well in the down town area the traffic was not enough for us to survive once the tourist season was over. The Norwegians failed on us.

Is Fish leather really strong

I had the question weather fish leather is really strong and will it last. The simplest way to answer that question I thought was to make a video and show you how strong it is. It is actually way stronger than you might think and stronger than most leather of equal thickness. This has to do with the fibers in the fish leather and how the cross each other.
Have a look and drop me a line if you have any other questions regarding fish leather. 

 

 

 

Eco wallet - bifold card walllet from salmon
Fish as fashion is trending and now you can walk around with fish in your pocket, hold it under your arm or have it hanging on your hip, with out smelling like a fish and chip restaurant.
 
Material, prior seen as useless and thrown away, has now become exotic and is used in exclusive design of wallets like the Eco wallet, hand stitched bifold card wallet using fish leather from Salmon, Cod or Wolffish.
 
Eco wallet front
We just got the green light from Kickstarter with only minor improvements suggestions so after two months of thinking and researching and two weeks of hard work we are finally ready to rock and roll. Once we have tweaked the site a bit we open up for business and this is when the real work starts. Lets go over the process once again.
 
The lesson learned so far is this :
Imovie video making
If you thought I was awfully quiet in the last couple of days you are right. My brain has been in full swing trying to solve the video. This is actually the part I did not want to do by my self. If I had bunch of money I would with out hesitation have hired professionals for this part. But I do not have a stack of cash under my pillow so what can I do.
 
Fish leather fashion acessories
There are few things that can make or break a crowd funding campaign as fast as photographs can. The hype in dressgate should show that peoples perception of things and their color varies a lot so if your product is not shown in the right light or the right surroundings people can draw completely wrong picture of your product. 
 
Red Corvett burning rubber
Now that we are getting closer to register our project with kickstarter and fill out all those fields we need to fill out, there is one last thing we have to prepare and check. It is our footprints on the web and in social media. If you are any thing like me you have through out the years jumped onboard lot of new trends in social media and definitely left a digital trail of your handling on line. Now is the time to check the facts.
 
Gathering your crowd
If you are a young gun starting out on your first adventure it may not seem like a big task to get your friends and family to support what you are doing and to have faith in your capability of seeing this project through. Most likely they are the first one to jump on the helping hand wagon and do what is needed for you to succeed. All parents want their children to have some form of success and your true friends do also want you to have success.
 

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