It was time consuming to make 6 sets of display samples of the newly arrived laminating sheets from Japan (Style Leather Craft). Things I like very much is hard to sell in a typical department store setting, unless good samples are being made to inspire. So there I was spending the last Sunday afternoon having fun.
If you haven't been to Hong Kong, it is the proudest place to be in. From beads, charms, fabrics, leather, to electronic parts and luxury goods, everything can be found in such a tiny little place, everywhere is accessible within an hour. I got a few nice charms from Sham Shui Po area last Friday, every piece is about HK$5-10.
The materials are simple, scrap leather pieces, charm, graphics from magazines, cotton strap, eyelets, etc. The most important piece of material is the iron on laminating sheets. Take any graphics you can find from magazines, newspaper or printed materials from the net, cut them into proper sizes and just iron them onto your leather pieces or fabrics. It is that simple, how to make the resulting piece good looking, it is entirely up to you.
I would recommend you to invest a few craft scissors with patterns, they make wonderful shapes from ordinary piece of paper. To add a little bit of creativity, instead of using leather as your backdrop, find woven fabric and fray the edges to make volume like how you'd do to your hair. Stick on the graphics, laminate them, add eyelets and make tags you can wear on your clothes or bags. Absolutely satisfying.
I've made an instruction video so that our store staffs and customers know how the laminating sheets work. Also made an instruction sheet for customers to pick up at stores to make it easier to understand. Enjoy.
BTW, for the fun of it, while I was playing with leather embossing, I picked up a piece of scrap leather and made a ring cover: prevent scratch of your ring during craft projects, AND hide your marriage status at bars. Just a side track :)