I’ve been working on this for a little while, mainly getting the beadwork ready. It’s a concept I had in my mind awhile and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
After cutting the leather, I dyed it with Eco-Flo water based dye (a mixture of green and yellow), buffed it, conditioned it with Fieberg’s Leather Lotion, and buffed again. The beadwork embellishment was made in tubular brick stitch using 15/0 seed beads. I made spiral end caps out of 20 gauge gold colored wire, and threaded more 20 gauge wire through the beadwork and into the two holes on the ends of the strap. I also drilled holes in the strap and stitched the beadwork to it so it would lay flat. I sweated bullets tucking all those side ends in but it worked out okay in the end.