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 braided leather appliques 
 Most of the appliques have been on purses and handbags that I have made. Although, a few weren't used at all. I'll probaly add over time. Most all of these pictures are clickable for larger views. 
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an appliqued design of the Zia symbol used in New Mexico
 This is what I call a 'tri-loop' applique. Often people call it a Celtic knot. Some say 'infinity knot'.
 A leather butterfly - this is one of the first appliques I ever used and it continues to be popular.
I've made a lot of circle appliques in many ways for various places/sizes. I first seen one much like this in Bruce Grant's 'Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding'. However, I didn't like the way it was built ...it literally had too many loose ends. So, I figured out a way to build it with just one lace and that has suited me well. Depending on how the holes are arranged, it can get called a circle, wreath, star, etc.
 Not all of the appliques I've braided got applied. The three below are examples of that.  
 This one was an attempt at an eagle head from an elongated braided circle with the simple beak added to it.  
 I probably could of done better than this, but, it didn't happen. 
 A dove, that needed more detail, with an un-finished olive branch in it's mouth. 
 This is what I call a 'tri-loop' applique. Often people call it a Celtic knot. Some say 'infinity knot'. 
 I've made a lot of circle appliques in many ways for various places/sizes. I first seen one much like this in Bruce Grant's 'Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding'. However, I didn't like the way it was built ...it literally had too many loose ends. So, I figured out a way to build it with just one lace and that has suited me well. Depending on how the holes are arranged, it can get called a circle, wreath, star, etc. 
 This was made to be a Zia design, a symbol adopted by New Mexico and used on many things representing that state ...including their license plate. 
 A leather butterfly - this is one of the first appliques I ever used and it continues to be popular. 
 This Sagittarius / Zodiac sign was a request. 
 A capital 'L' monogram. 
 A capital 'J' monogram. 
 A couple more circles of different sizes and configurations
 oak leaf applique hand sew on leather
 This oak leaf is hand sewn on a purse flap. 
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handmade and custom made leather vests with braiding made in the USA using American made leather
braided leather vests that are custom and handmade in the USA using American made leathers
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 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 

 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 dave@andersonleather.com  
 or my ISP andlea@paulbunyan.net 
 This 'infinity hearts' put on a purse pocket was a request. 
 Because I haven't developed every letter of the alphabet, I've never outright offered them. Many of the letters are nigh on impossible to do with the size/space of my laces.