These are some photos I took for a friend and client of mine, Jim Harman, who did the silversmith work on this beautiful show saddle. In addition to being an exceptional silversmith, Jim is also a jewelry designer, bronze sculptor, and a designer cabochon cutter. Jim hand made 51 custom silver pieces for this saddle, all designed and fitted to the contours and cut of this astounding saddle. The leather work on this saddle was done by Bill Burman who is now deceased. His legacy will live on through the skill and love of leather work shown in his creations.
These are some of my first attempts at leather work. i started my first leather work on 8/1/15. I have been working on items for friends and family learning skills to make my first quiver to go along with the bow I made this summer with help from Rich of Stikbows.com Portland, IN. Enjoy.
Thank you to Dan and Nick at Fort Wayne, Indiana's Tandy Leather for all their help getting me started!
Please let me know if you see anything i could be doing better. I am here to learn!!