Monday, January 19, 2015

Custom work Showcase - Coyote leather armor with Fire and Gold Swirls

Here's a few pictures of a custom order that was recently completed! 

The set includes mask, collar, arm bands, bracers, pants, ankle cuffs, and a chest piece. It took a lot of work and leather to do this project. I wanted each piece to look distinct and have it's own design, but have the full set share a theme. I think I accomplished this pretty well! I learned a lot working on this set. That's the beauty of custom orders; they expand my horizons!

Each piece is made from 8 oz veg tanned leather (about 1/8 inch or 3.15 mm thick). I like how well it takes carving, yet is still light and flexible enough to be comfortable. Dyed, painted, buffed, and sealed.


Front of Collar
 Back of Collar, straps are done by hand! I set the rivets with a mallet.

 Back of Bracers

Front of Chest Piece - Side straps aren't shown, but are similar to the buckle and straps on the collar. Each side has a strap and buckle to adjust.
 Back of Chest Piece

Ankle Cuffs with Bells
And flames that stick out!

All the leather pieces. Pants not shown. It was hard to get a good picture of them.

1 comment:

  1. Wow.They are marvelous! You know, they remind me somehow of Xena:) Though nothing similar with her armor. If I found them at, I would definitely write about the similarity with Xena:)) lol