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St. John -- front by Kitten-of-Woe St. John -- front by Kitten-of-Woe
The fullview version of the front of my St. John [link] that I put in my gallery last year. Will try to get a better photo sometime in the future.

Cowhide, lamb, pigsuede. A replication in color of part of one of the drawings from the Salome series (1893) by Aubrey Beardsley. The lining is a quilted dark green iridescent Thai silk that changes in the light to brick red. There is an interior pocket with a button flap and a 36" long strap.

The back can be seen here:
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Artsee1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I always loved this piece :) You did such a great job with the detail-
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Stunning work!
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
Thankyou very much and thanks also for faving it! :aww:
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008
You're welcome :D
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lauratyler Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Hey this is incredible work. I can't fathom how you do this kind of thing...
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Truth is that this one was so hard to do, it almost didn't get finished. I had to make a mock-up in different colors of construction paper before I cut into the leather, something I've never had to do before. :nod:
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o0oIvyo0o Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
O_o beautiful!!!
congrats really!
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Thankyou, this one is one of my three favorites of all I've ever done. :nod:
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mleiv Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Nice and creepy. :) If I saw someone on the street with this, I'd be thinking: "Oh, cool anachronistic bag... with a FLOATING HEAD DRIPPING BLOOD! Eeeek!"

Was this some sort of therapy after the fluffy unicorn bag? Cute exorcism? ;)
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
I posted a close-up of this one a year ago and there I wrote all the reasons why I did it [link]. Briefly though, it was because I adore Beardsley, I wanted to do his b/w drawing in color (the blood, oh yes!), and because I wanted to rebel at all the cutesy stuff you see at Eastertime. This is the most challenging thing I've made so far, in fact, it was almost tossed aside because at one point I wasn't sure I could achieve the technical aspects.
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mleiv Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Thank you! I know you said you were reposting bigger photos, but I am just that slow that I didn't go looking for it. I love seeing all the ideas behind a piece. And these *are* much better photos - the old ones made the design look... off-center.

And I have a few pieces that inspired similar grief during the construction - they are the ones I am most proud of now. :)
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kimichan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
I like the detailing along the edges, it's a nice feature.
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Kitten-of-Woe Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
Oh, you mean the eyelets? It's something I feature in a lot of things I make because it's a simple look but adds to the overall look. There are about 112 of them on this piece, with two rows of stitching around all of them. Extremely tedious to do but very satisfying in the end when I see the finished look.
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