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Bracers of the Void by OrangeMoose Bracers of the Void by OrangeMoose
I made these for a friend as an attempt to continue practicing leatherworking. I was aiming for something a casting class would wear (think Warlock). He requested that they be blue (everyone wants blue! XD). I am really proud of these as I stitched leather for the first time (saddle stitch...very sturdy). It was a lot of work but very rewarding. Definitely my favorite work so far.

EDIT: Thanks so much to :icontoboe: for suggesting these for a DD (she has some awesome work, check her out!)! When I logged in and saw my inbox I thought there must be some sort of system error. I am still really new to leatherworking so I am very flattered from all of your nice comments. This is just a hobby for me between work and school, but I hope to one day become professional enough to do commissions. Thanks, everyone!
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The suggester said: "Bracers of the Void by ~OrangeMoose are the most awesome fantasy inspired bracers! The quality and attention to detail is amazing!" ( Suggested by Toboe and Featured by MyntKat )
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Superbe travail
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Merci!
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KBOConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are very nice. I'm just starting into leatherworking and these are very inspirational.
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you! I wish you luck in your leatherworking adventures =)
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AcidVeins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh god I wish you would sell custom versions of these! D:
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I would but I don't think people would pay 200+ dollars for a pair of bracers >.< They just take so long to make.
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AcidVeins Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
awwwh that´s so sad :<
May I at least ask how you did them? :)
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:iconorangemoose:
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Just leather and leather stamps with a mallet with acrylic paint to finish it off. If you look at my leather armor tutorial it's pretty much a similar process =)
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AcidVeins Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
ohh alright, I´ll try :)
I did a crown lately, but it looks horrible..
the leather was pretty thick (3mm), but that shouldn´t be the problem as all of the people I asked said they´d use it too...
it looks so crappy around the edges, even after smoothing. :/ I guess I´ll have to work on my technique for a long time before creating something amazing as you do :)
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Hm, I use leather scissors to cut the leather, but other people say that a box cutter or x-acto blade work best for them. It does take some practice. My first pieces looked pretty scraggly around the edges, but I used them for the back of my leather chest armor so no one would notice XD
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AcidVeins Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
Haha yeah, the edges are horrible! XD But well it´s my first try.
I use Cutters too, kind of like a saw, that works pretty well so far... :)
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darkelvenbard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Would it be alright if I used this image for an item on Tweeria? Source link would be posted and credit given, of course. :)
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Sure, as long as credit is given an no one is making money from it I don't mind. Thanks for asking.
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EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
These are gorgeous! The tooling and the layers and the subtle twists and the coloring all make for a very dramatic and beautiful effect.
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thank you! I love your gallery. Leather masks are what got me interested in leather working =)
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EirewolfCreations Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Me too! And thank you! :) Soon I want to try making bracers and other things as well.
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Auronyth Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I want them!
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing craftsmanship!
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Thank you! Your gallery is amazing!
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I really like that other people are crafting leatherwares, its nice to see other's works.
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MidnightPurpleDragon Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Saker4868 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
very neat design ^ ^
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Ardail Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the pattern, I've always wanted to try and build some full plate armor. (might make a few sketches of it) The leather looks really good! How did you get that metal to have that soft blue?
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
I added a bit of blue metallic paint to the silver =)
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:iconardail:
Ardail Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhhh, that would be useful if I would ever do something like this thx!
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PeacefulMynd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, these are great. The design, the embossing/tooling, the color coordination. all of it. Good work. How long have you been working leather?
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Thanks! I have been working in leather since early 2009. These bracers are still my best work to date. I need to come up with another project to push myself.
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Sean-of-WAR Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Now these are cool
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MephilesAE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Dowant xD
Nice details :)
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VeeVeeNightingGale Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have no idea how bad I want this. 0-0
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
Haha, thanks! ^.^
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Nianoha Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
ToTaLly AwEsOmE!!!! really nice!
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:iconorangemoose:
OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thanks a bunch! =)
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AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   General Artist
Amazing! The stitching looks like a lot of work though. Did you sew it by hand?
Anyways, I'd definately wear something like this, no matter what class :D
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Haha, thanks! Yup, all done by hand! It took a long time but I did it while watching TV so it was pretty fun. =)
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Nishikihebi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just how did you twist the leather so it stays twisted? Amazing piece, I envy your skills.
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I just soaked the leather in water and twisted it...it holds the shape when it dries =D
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Nishikihebi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, thanks.
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CraneoPlaneswalker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Congrats on the DD
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kid-hulk333 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
I think they're awesome and I'd wear 'em lol
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contra-rawr Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, this is great! :D i love the details and it's great that you got a DD :D congrats, you deserved it! :dance:
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Alpha-DragonWulf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OH ME GAWD. That's just really really amazing. Awesome. AWESOME.
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R-sama Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Wonderful! *o*
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Sylvanas520 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Amazing~
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bluenova25 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
i would think that these would be from mortal combat :XD::D:D nice job:w00t::la:
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W-W-H Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student General Artist
It's impressive!! I didn't know that one could make stuff like this with leather!! I just love it, and I would love to know how to work this material hahaha, Oh, I think I'm jealous =P I wonder where can I find a place to learn how to do it in Mexico... :(
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
I know Tandy ships to other countries. I basically got started watching Youtube videos and reading tutorials online. You don't need a whole lot to get started. Tandy's website also has some nice tutorials.
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W-W-H Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, than you so much!! ^^ I'll check it out :D
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Vorkros Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
very very nice. What product you used to dye your leather ? Et comment l'appliques tu?
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OrangeMoose Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I used acrylic paint. Just cheap acrylic paint works fine. You can water it down to make getting in the cracks easier.
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