I've been meaning to bang out a prototype for a padded shoulderpad for awhile now and a recent order gave me the opportunity. A client in Denmark wanted a long, all black shoulderstrap with a padded pad and I was perfectly happy to oblige. The pad started out like the usual variety but then I added a layer of fabric and then two foam applicators. That was all wrapped in some nice, supple deerskin and the result turned out pretty darn well. Normally when I make a prototype I wind up with a long list of changes to make in the next mark of the model but not so this time. I think the only change I'll make is using a heavier thread. Tandy's new "Fine Waxed Thread" is a bit too fine for my tastes. Deerskin only comes in a few options but I'm anticipating being able to offer these pads in black and brown/tan at the very least.