Wanted to work more with leather, but can’t sew anymore due to arthritis. Was encouraged by @Jae’s post:
Which made me think that I could come up with sew-less (not soulless) leather projects.
Starting small as you can see. For size, an extra fine point Uni-Posca pen (they’re smaller than the fine point ones). For the purslet keychain I googled for a basic pattern and changed it quite a bit. I added silver embellishments to the brown booklet, which has a thick piece of gold edged ply inside. Thought it was still too big, so the turquoise one is smaller still @ 1.2" high. Inside is a medium piece of gold edged ply. The books have a little hanging hole at the top. I’m waiting for jewelry lobster clasps to make them into necklaces. Without that, they would also make excellent display material for miniature libraries.
Barge Cement is big in the leather/shoemaking arena. It is one of the best leather glues out there - you’ll split the leather before it gives up. But some nasty chemicals in it so it really smells (I believe they reformulated it some a bit ago so it’s not quite as bad as a few years ago ).
You can get it at Tandy, Amazon or ask your local shoemaker for a bottle (I think the stuff they get might be somewhat better due to them getting a non-consumer version ).