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Celtic Dragon Leatherwork by MPFitzpatrick Celtic Dragon Leatherwork by MPFitzpatrick
This is my first leather tooling/carving experiment. I have since discovered that my leather was nowhere near damp enough, so my marks were rather shallow. I'll do better next time! I LOVED the way I could shape the design around itself to give more dimension to it. It's designed to hang from a hidden hole in the wing behind the head.

Now my studio smells like raw leather. Weird
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Raetok-Hax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
This is fantastic, i'm just about to start on a small leather project myself, this has given me a bit of inspiration. Hopefully mine will turn out as good!
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Thanks and Good Luck! Leather projects are a load of fun once you get the hang of it.
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vicas-fawx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is your first? It has 'mark of a master' written all over it! Outstanding job!
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wolfsax Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh, but the smell of 'raw' leather smells so wonderful
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
Raw is just fine (though it freaks the cats out) it's when it's wet and starts to smell fishy that bothers me. It's just NOT right.
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wolfsax Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love the wet smell too, as long as it's not too wet
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CelticBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Thats gorgeous! I love the colors and the shape.
Where are you going to hang it?
You're so multi talented! congrats!!
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006
Right now it's hanging on the fireplace screen because I can't decide if I want to make a pin out of it, or a necklace. Decisions decisions...
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CelticBeauty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
I vote necklace :)
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Ilharess Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
nice work :+fav:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
very dramatic. looks like it'd be great on a scabbard.
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nightmareprince Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
that is such beautiful workwomanship :D beautiful deisng and the way it curls around itself really works :D
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
Oh, the ideas I have for future leather pieces!!!! :)
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nightmareprince Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
heheheh ooh ca't wait :P
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Idarshu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
Neat.
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Thanks! Your avatar frightens me very much! ;)
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
:D I love the smell of leather but have only ever made moccasins from kits or patterns my stepfather used to make bags and woodsmen coats from leather as well as boots and moccasins
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arien87 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
I love the smell of leather! I have never tried leatherwork, but I have tried woodburning. They are probly similar, I would think. Leather is probly more difficult to get it to look right, though. You did a very nice job!
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wendyf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006
This looks like it was lots of fun. Painting on things 'other' is one of my favourite things, of course I love looking at them too.
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MPFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Fun, yes, but apparently I need to figure something out for doing the leatherwork because my back hurt SO bad the next day. My desk or chair must not be in the right position for doing this kind of thing. Ouch!
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