Saturday, December 19, 2015

What's on My Bench???

Today's episode is from JET member Gaetana Parris of Satin Doll Co. She recently visited Pinterest and it sparked an idea...

Pinterest will get you in trouble every time. My latest project is non-jewelry related and as soon as I saw it on Pinterest, I said to myself, "I can make that."

If you follow the arrow you'll see a studded case for a laptop. Since my Kindle case was getting a lil' battered and is quite bulky I think it was time for an upgrade.

With all the vinyl and leather I have laying around from other projects I decided to use some of that plus some gold rivets I had leftover from making my card cases. Add pattern paper, a ruler, an ore, a pencil and a pair scissors.Time to get started.

I made a quick pattern by laying my Kindle on the pattern paper and creating a box around it. I added  1/4" seam allowance so I can add the rivets without the case being too tight. I then cut two out pieces of fabric and on one I cut out a decorative semicircle with a bottle cap for the front. I then laid both pieces of fabric on top of one another and took my ore and started making holes all around the border of the 3 sides of the fabric . The top half where the Kindle would slip in I left alone.

Now it's time to make some noise aka time to put in the rivets and hammer them together.

Ten minutes later. All the rivets are in.

It looks like a perfect fit and I got it right on the first try. Yay!

All done and if I say so myself. It came out perfect. Pinterest, I tell you, must stay off of there. (Note: This case lasted one day with me because I'm never satisfied. It was too flimsy for me with it being vinyl. I needed something more sturdy. I ended up making a sewn leather version the next day. You might see that on our next What's on My Bench. Let's just say it took multiple attempts to get right and my aunt request one for her iPad Mini.)

Gaetana is always busy with one project or another. If you want to learn more about Gaetana, please visit her shop, SatinDollCo.

Please return next week for another episode of What's on My Bench???


Mollie Ann said...

Well done, Gaetana! And what a delight to get it right the first time! Thanks for the inspiration!

Unknown said...

What a great idea!!!!!!

LoveStoneArts said...

You are so clever!! Yes share the leather project with us!!

Beadsme said...

Clever idea. You can find so much on Pinterest.

SendingLoveGallery said...

I like your riveted case. Seeing another idea coming from the original just proves your creativity, and I'm looking forward to seeing the new version too!