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    Sirocco in genuine snakeskin

    Finally had a go at making a pen with snakeskin. It is from a watersnake which are from north America I think? The skin itself is from the 1960's.
    This is the first time I have worked with snakeskin but it was relatively easy, I just had to mount the skin onto leather first as the skins are quite thin.

    Sirocco is Black Titanium with Rhodium accents.

    Genuine snakeskin Sirocco Ballpoint Pen Black Ti and Rhodium Pic 1.jpg


     
     
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    Nice looking pen and an usual covering for a pen. It feels textured to hold and not to smooth. The pen kit goes well with the snake skin.
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    As always a stunning example of what can be done..... Very nicely done and great to have you back and active again.....
    More please!!
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    Did you glue the leather to the blank followed by the snakeskin?
    Would that not leave a seam running down its length?

    Fantastic looking pen.

    Wonderful photography as well

     
     
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    Unique and very memorable pen.

     
     
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    Great looking pen,really like the snakeskin.I bet a veggie/vegan wouldn't even touch it!
    Grumpier by the day.

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garno View Post


    Did you glue the leather to the blank followed by the snakeskin?
    Would that not leave a seam running down its length?

    Fantastic looking pen.

    Wonderful photography as well
    Hi Gary thank you, Yes, there is always a seam, I glued the snakeskin to the leather first, I then cut the leather to the exact size it needs to be to fit around the tube so that the edges meet perfectly, I prick the stitch holes ready for sewing, I then glue the leather to the tube and sew it. That's the short 'how to' version
    Here's another pic, you can can just see the seam between the cross stitches

    Genuine snakeskin Sirocco Ballpoint Pen Black Ti and Rhodium.jpg

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leatherlass View Post
    Hi Gary thank you, Yes, there is always a seam, I glued the snakeskin to the leather first, I then cut the leather to the exact size it needs to be to fit around the tube so that the edges meet perfectly, I prick the stitch holes ready for sewing, I then glue the leather to the tube and sew it. That's the short 'how to' version
    Here's another pic, you can can just see the seam between the cross stitches

    Genuine snakeskin Sirocco Ballpoint Pen Black Ti and Rhodium.jpg

    I think that stitching would make a great feature on the front, it looks good

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garno View Post
    I think that stitching would make a great feature on the front, it looks good
    IMG_20190111_182333.jpg
    Here's one she did earlier
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    Great looking pen Christine,

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