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So it turns out a Martha Stewart Punch does go through leather and I finally made a pair of earrings I really like. I’ve been wanting to make jewelry for the longest time but the few attempts I’ve made haven’t been that great to be honest. I am quietly impressed with my latest effort however.
I used the Martha Stewart one inch round hole punch and although it is a bit of struggle I managed to get it to punch through leather. The secret being to give it a little rotate and second punch at the end before you pull it out. That way if the blade is a little blunter in one area it will compensate.
I embossed the leather using a Couture Creations embossing folder called “Endless” which has a variety of little leaves. By placing the cut out circle of leather in place behind one leaf and cellotaping it in place then running it through a cuttlebug. I had to improvise to figure out my sandwich and ran it back and forth to get a nice deep impression.
There was quite a bit of experimentation going on after that I can tell you when it came to figuring out the best arrangement of products to highlight the embossed leaf. I ended up using a bit of copper liquid pearls just rubbed on with my finger and some perfect pearls powder. Then sealed the whole lot with glossy accents or modge podge.