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Posted 1 year ago

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epson233
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This is regards to cw member valentino97s -- this purse looks nothing like what it does today -- total mess -- straps had to be redone along with a nice dye job and the silver conchos which i add -- she is a beauty and when we go to california -- she is the purse i grab and take and oh my the compliments i receive -- which makes the restoration and rework all worth while

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    This is so gorgeous! Thanks for the idea about silver conchos - I have some but never had a use for them. When you restored did you use a special dye? Did you use an old belt for the new strap? Yes, these old beauties tend to dry out, crack and become brittle. Your bag is really great and thank you for sharing it!

    Doesn't show very well in my first picture, but I also love my plain dark brown tooled bag - carry it a lot. I think I'll add those conchos to it - will post for you when I do.

    One last question: Some of these bags have suede linings which always smell bad. I've saved the little silicone packets that sometimes come in shoe boxes or purses. What do you do?
  2. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    thanks valentino97 for the loves and comments -- i use fiebing's professional leather oil dye or miniwax oil stain if it is a large item such as a couch -- see posted item below

    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/71670-goodwill-leather-couch

    in regards to the smell -- sometimes the dryer sheet work or the nice crystals that you find in a pouch at the grocery stores -- they last a long time and i even use those in my trunks -- the little silicon packets i use in my singer featherweight sewing case to keep the rust out during long periods of storage -- we have a lot of moisture up here in the nw -- so i always save those little guys -- have a great week and thanks for sharing -- autumn
  3. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    thanks sean -- hope you had a nice easter!!!!
  4. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    thanks kev, sean, tony and mankin for the loves
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you for your advice about dryer sheet and your source for dye. Enjoy chatting with you!
  6. walksoftly walksoftly, 1 year ago
    I answered your question that you had for me on the Crosby steam gauge post.
    By the way I don't text either.
  7. epson233 epson233, 1 year ago
    thanks walksofty

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