Expanding on their innovative release from 2013, the winter 2014 collection from TierraCast is the Leather Findings Collection – Part II. This collection is full of goodies (see the long list below), and my only complaint is that I don’t have more time to play with them all!
I’ve been in need of some sun to brighten up these winter days, so my first two creations are warm and sunny with golden yellow Swarovski crystal accents. In the top design, I used TierraCast’s fabulous new slider frame, filled with crystal clay and set with sparkling chatons. The sliders are designed to fit precisely over TierraCast’s 1/2″ leather bracelet straps. Some of TierraCast’s new scalloped flower rivetables perfectly finished this design. For a complementary bracelet, I riveted a 12mm rivoli link right onto the strap as the focal, and accented it with TierraCast’s new glue-ready crystal rivetables, set with matching stones.
I’ll be posting more creations as I get the chance. Without further ado, here’s the link to the new release page, and a summary of what’s new.
Focals and Rivetables: Five fabulous focal links and nine rivetables truly expand riveting possibilities! The slightly curved focals are great used as long links in bracelets, earrings, and other designs, or riveted to leather or to other surfaces.
Leather Crimp Beads and Sliders: Two new barrel beads, wide enough to allow multiple passes of round leather cord and one slider that fits on our 1/2″ leather strap. All can be crimped with a simple pair of pliers!
Clasps: Four new focal quality clasps, all different but each offering a beautiful way to end your piece with a stylish yet secure closure.
Decorative Strap Tips and End Bars: Six sophisticated options to end your leather designs. Three new beautiful strap tips and three end bars to choose from. The 1” distressed slide will accommodate two pieces of our leather strap to create a wider bolder look.
Rivets, Eyelets, and Washers: A larger rivet with a longer post and three lengths of eyelets offer more stacking and design options such as linking, lacing, attaching, and embellishing. Our sweet little washers are perfect for reinforcing and adjusting project depth. All are available in six finishes and are incredibly easy to use.
Tools: TierraCast’s new 4mm and 6mm rivet setters and eyelet setter/anvil set were created to work perfectly with TierraCast rivets and eyelets. These beautiful tools are stainless steel for long lasting durability and the unique hex shape provides comfort, stability, and prevents rolling.
New Leather Strap Colors and Leather Flowers: By popular request, we have added two new leather strap colors, a sunny bright yellow and a light grey. We are also adding leather flowers in three sizes and eight colors – layer and rivet them for a unique, textural addition to your designs.