Most of these appliques have been put on purses and handbags that I have made, although, a few weren't used at all. I'll probably add more over time. Most all of these pictures are clickable for larger views.
Not all of the appliques I've braided got were 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/of various places/sizes. I first seen one much like the one below in Bruce Grant's 'Encyclopedia of Rawhide and Leather Braiding'. However, I didn't like the way it was built with 5 laces ...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 state flag and 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.
More circles of different sizes and configurations
This oak leaf is hand sewn with 5 ply nylon thread on a purse flap.