I've been wanting to get into leather crafting for a long time. It involves learning some new skills and rather a lot of tools and materials. This is my first attempt. There remains lots of room for improvements.
First up a couple of bracelet blanks painted and blinged up with rhinestones.
Next a successful experiment. I have some scrap leather in brown. I found that my rotary cutter goes through it like butter. Then I attached these domed brass dots. You need to poke a hole in the leather with a knife, then insert the little pointy legs and bend them over. I used the side of the head of my hammer to roll down the points. Leather snaps go on just as easily as on fabric, but you use a hammer and setting tool instead of setting pliers. Piece of cake. I liked this piece so well that I kept it for myself.
So, look for more and better leather stuff to come. I'm thinking beaucoup bracelets, checkbook covers, small bags and eventually, purses.