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leather lanyard
« on: December 16, 2008, 08:41:03 PM »
Where can I get leather to braid to make a lanyard. Do you braid the leather like para cord to make a round lanyard. Have a guy that wants one made and need some info thanks.

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2008, 09:05:26 PM »


Some shoe stores, or places that sell work boots have leather shoe strings that may work.  But my guess is that they won't be long enough for what you are wanting to do. 

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2008, 09:16:06 PM »
You can find long leather lace on ebay at not to bad a price once in awhile.

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2008, 10:34:23 PM »
You might try Tandy leather, they have rolls that are quite long.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/products.asp?dept=257
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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 10:52:18 PM »
To braid with leather I found that using kangaroo lace with a filler in the middle to be the best.  I do a round braid using 5 strands.  Check with Hide Crafters leather store in Ft Worth or any Tandy Leather store.  It can be done using a 4 strand round braid, but for looks the 5 strands really do set it off.  Regular cowhide lace can also be used but it is not as soft and supple as the kangaroo.  Both places have some good books on leather braiding but if I remember correctly you will find the best prices on the books at Amazon, a lot of wannabe braiders sell the books after very little use and they land up on Amazon.

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 07:54:54 PM »
Thanks for all ther comments on this. dogcather I dont know how to do a 5 strand braid just a four. maybe I will look at the book.

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2008, 03:27:20 PM »
Look for a book called "Leather Braiding" by B. Grant, I think that is the one I use for my refreshers in braiding.  You might try to use a 4 strand braid with a center core to get what you are looking for.  Not much real difference between 4 and 5 strand, your fingers will just get tied into knots faster with 5 strands.

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 02:31:09 PM »
Hobby Lobby and Michaels Crafts have it too.

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Re: leather lanyard
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2009, 09:59:09 PM »
You might also try a search for bullwhip making ,...someday I will try the leather,.there is a tandy outlet not far away 

yep added another line to my to do list...  :thanks: