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    Dice cups

    One is a dragon lying on a pile gold, and the other is a chaplain from warhammer 40K. Getting the top and bottom to match in size is important so the fit is tight and it won't fall off. That, and having the right number of holes on the circles to match the sides, so the stitching is even. These were fun and fairly easy to make. The small bits of color were added at the end with acrylic, hobby store paint.
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    Dice cups

    Thanks. The vertical seam on this cup is different than all the previous ones. I posted photos of those earlier in this thread. This time I made a mistake though. I didn't measure the circumference of the bottom carefully enough and the barrel ended up too long so that it overlapped around. I had a dilemma whether to throw away the bottom or leave it overlapped and I chose the latter. Anyways, the seam overlaps. It's badly done. Ha! Dice cups are fun to make and my nerd friends like them. I look forward to seeing what you make.
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    Dice cups

    Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I've just about finished it now. I'm trying to find something that will help ensure the paint doesn't wear off, and also won't make it too shiny. Overall, I'm fairly happy with how it has turned out. I really need to work on my stitching though. Here are the results.
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    Dice cups

    Work in progress on this dice cup. I dyed it dark brown, but wasn't happy with the results. So I have been painting it with acrylic hobby store paint. The crest has worked out well and the dungeon wall is coming along. I have yet to draw or design the lid.
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    Bass guitar strap

    Sweet looking skull! Nice work.
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    Dice cups

    Thanks. I've started another dice cup inspired by the art of Darkest Dungeon. Here is a work in progress picture.
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    Another custom breastplate finished

    Looks great. I thought it was going to be armor from the title, but that's just me. Ha.
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    Me: I don't want to tool tiny things! Also me:

    Nicely done. I find tiny stuff difficult too.
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    Purse for my Daughter

    Nicely done. Great color.
  10. A friend dislikes wallets that feel like he has a 2" x 4" in his pocket, so I made this as thin and plain as I could. Just two pieces of leather to make a folding pocket for bills and two slits for cards. He wanted it all black, but I used a little copper acrylic paint.
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    Tiger and water

    Amazing work. Just amazing. Wow.
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    Mountain lion for my wife

    Absolutely amazing. This must have taken a lot of patience and practice. Very cool.
  13. I made this for friend that wanted a pocket notepad. It's meant to be humorous, as he's a real character, and since he is using pen and paper instead of a cellphone to take notes. I used a black antique gel on the un-dyed leather.
  14. @Rockoboy Thanks. I find keeping letters the same size the tricky part. The suckers are tough to photograph, but they are there, so the answer is yes and no.
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    Embossed Skull

    Always amazed at how your figures practically jumping off the leather. Very well done.
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    Male Nightingale Armor Skyrim - WIP

    Wow. Nice work PerniciousDuke. That turned out great.
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    Dice cups

    Thanks. Thank you. I've given them to my sons and friends.
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    Viking raiders WIP

    I started working on a gorget with some viking boats going over choppy waves. The boats we not too hard to figure out, but the water and waves ended up a lot more difficult. If anyone has some experience or a good method for water I would love to hear it.
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    Viking raiders WIP

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    Dice cups

    Thanks. Well, here is the end results. I am pleased with the outcome. If anyone has any critiques or questions, they are welcome.
  21. I really like this. Nice work on a very unique item.
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    Dice cups

    Thanks again for the feedback, @kiwican It is always fun when you can turn an idea into something you can hold. For this dice cup I want to go over the top and make the lid something other than tooled leather, something closer to, well, something creepy or strange. I crunched all the photos into a single image to show how I did it, but first I'll give you a rundown. I painted an "eye" on a piece of paper, glued it to the back of a glass bead, and then glued that to the leather lid. I have some scraps of black pigskin and cut one to fit over the bead and two more as folds to put around it. I glued those in place in stages, meaning I only put glue, contact cement, on small areas of the leather parts at a time. That way I could pull on the leather to stretch it to where I want it. Once the contact cement grabs hold you can't move it, so if I had tried to glue it all in one go, it would take a lot of luck to get it the way I wanted it. Anyway, this lid is a long ways from done, but here is what it looks like for now. I would love to know what you think, and thanks for following along.
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    Dice cups

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    Dice cups

    The dye worked out pretty good. I used a fine brush to add the black dye in the details, once the green was dry, and the copper is acrylic paint. Next I have to make the lid.