Friday, January 23, 2009
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a winner!
You guys are just too smart. I thought it was going to be harder than this. It is indeed a leather fastener, and our winner is Noemi aka Ravenshold, who said “It looks like a fastener of some sort.”
Holly got very close when she said “A take on a leather zipper”. In fact, it does zip apart, though putting it back together is quite a bit more work. I have referred to it as a “lipper”, short for leather zipper.
I conceived of it while searching for a way to fasten leather pieces together without using thread, rivets or glue. The twisty things are just decorative, specifically designed to use on a cephalopod steampunk respirator. Kind of tentacle-like.
The pictures show the two pieces of leather separated, and the reverse side when fastened with it’s clean lines.
Thanks to everyone for participating. Noemi, I will be contacting you shortly.
at 4:06 PM