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How to Bead on Leather

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I learned the fundamentals of making beaded leather purses by the light of kerosene lamps in a log cabin 10,800 ft. up the back of Aspen Mountain in Colorado. My designs have evolved since 1970, but I continue to sew leather and beads into functional, decorative purses. Beading on leather may seem like a complex task but with Wendy Ellsworth tutorial from Threads #7, you can jazz up any leather project.

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