Another Christmas present that got on its way this afternoon. In this case the client wasn't entirely sure what they were looking for, just so long as it was a simple pattern, black with red highlights. I came up with a few different samples and from that she picked a weave design and a layering of two different watercolors.
On the hole it was straightforward enough as projects go. My 9 oz hide wound up being about 6" shy of the necessary length so I whipped up an extension to hold the buckle on. The watercolor stain was finicky as usual and seems to have caused some wrinkling on the extender somehow. I don't think I've seen that before but it has been a long time since I've used this particular stain.