|(as a side note, these bags are kind of getting common |
here in the Studio lately)
Here's my little haul, from a few different stores...
I came home with a mallet,
a bottle of gum tragacanth, (I had never heard of this, until reading this post from Braymere Custom Saddlery on preparing leather lace)
a set of drafting pencils, (aka - mini hole punches, another tip from Braymere)
and an itty-bitty set of pliers, complete with carrying pouch.
The main thing I was after in that set was the teeny-tiny round nose pliers, after learning that the pair I have can't really make a small enough loop for proper buckle tongues.
They're certainly SMALL...
...but are they small enough on the working part?
I was a little concerned at first. Side by side, they looked the be the same size at the tips. However, I did do a test run on some wire with each of them to compare. My new wee little red pliers do make a smaller circle, so hopefully now I'm set!
No, really, now I should be set. A mallet, pencils for punches, the gum tragacanth, and more recently a smaller set of round nose pliers, wrapped up my tack making wish list.
Bring on the leather! I'm hoping to have something tack-wise made out of leather to show soon.