Originally Posted by blend
Just wanted to post up some pics of the headphones I just finished customizing for my girls christmas present. I got a lot of inspiration from others on this site.
They're Alessandro MS1's. The headband is made from lambskin that I got from a guy in italy on ebay. The cables are custom sheathed with techflex and I'm just waiting for a viablue plug to finish it off.
Anyway here's the pics...starting with my mess lol
I didn't think to take pics until after I did the embossing but it was done by cutting a the headband shape from very thin sheet plastic and then gluing a layer of 2mm dense felt to that. I then printed off a template for the headband lettering "HBOMB"(her nickname), taped it in place and trimmed out the felt where the letters where. contact cemented the leather in place working it down into the indents and then put the cut out pieces of felt back in place on top of the leather and put a weight on the whole thing for an hour. Here's the end result being test fit...
Next up was the inner headband padding. I wanted to go for something a little vintage looking to match the MS1's so decided on a ribbed pad. The foam was built up first with three sheets of self adhesive foam from michaels. the top most layer is slightly smaller to give the ribs an angled side when done.
I then contact cemented the leather and the foam. once it tacked up I worked my way from one end forming the leather to the contours as I went using the back of a butter knife with a straight edge.
I then trimmed the excess leather leaving enough to wrap over the back edge.
Here is the finished pad, cushy and breathable ;)
And last of all the completed shots.
I almost don't want to give them away any more. lol