There’s an old joke that says “what do you get the man who has everything?”
The answer to the joke is anti biotics, but the answer to my question is a Beer Bottle Holster, which will undoubtably be everymans must have present for this year.
Many of my products will soon be appearing on a new sales web site launching soon that specializes in handmade bespoke items, and they asked me for a novelty item ideal as a christmas present. The result was the beer bottle holster.
Like most things I make, I have never made one before, and so I needed to first create the design. Unfortunatley you never have an empty beer bottle when you need one, so suffering for my craft, last night I sacrificed my principles and emptied a bottle of my current favourite beer. which then gave me a pattern to work from. matching the style of a proper work holster I have used 3mm thick leather, and unusally for me some rivets.
Having made the holster, and shot a video as I did it, I then had to make a belt because to my embarrasement I didnt have one ( I made a few but never keep them). Its only then did I find its real use. When I had been thinking the holster design through before I started I thought it could be used for a beer bottle, perhaps it could be used for a bottle of barberque sauce when barberquing , or even a long lense for a photographer, but when I put it on I discovered it also fits a bottle of mineral water, its ideal for a travel mug. How butch am I – dont answer that. All I have to do now is wear the same jumper tomorrow so I can reshoot parts of the video but dont tell anyone it will be our secret.
In the meantime if your looking for a christmas present for that difficult to buy for person in your life I know just what you need.
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