This weekend got to playing with a few new leather tooling techniques... on some scraps with mixed success.
One good thing that resulted was a start on "Machismo" which I was able to finish this afternoon.
Almost finished. Still needs two more coats of resolene to lock all the dye down.
I was trying some new dye techniques also with pro-oil dyes... this resulted in a mostly black looking-strap from a dozen feet away, but which has deep red/brown undertones up close in person under good light.
A repetitive geometric pattern carved into the body, with a bunch of nickel rivets dressing it up and down.
Any dark tobacco burst, oxblood or wine red guitar would all benefit having this strap suspend it.
3" wide, padded on the shoulder, min 43"-56" long. Many more pics on f-borg.
Definitely getting some Conan vibes from this one! I like it!
Conan! What is best in life?
A Well-Hung strap.......and to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.