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Armored Sleeve

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Thought I would show a Sleeve I made for a set of armor I have been working on for a long time (over a year). The sleeve 11 segments all hand tooled with my own design on 7-8 oz veg tanned leather with the back side being 2-3 oz veg tanned leather. Roses and Vines/Leaves were all dyed with a paint brush using Fiebing's Pro Dye (red and green respectively). The Backs are all dyed red as well. The inner portion was dyed Saddle Tan. The border and straps I believe were dyed either Walnut or Show Brown (I can't remember).The skull and cross bones were painted with Angelus white leather paint. I then put a couple of layers of Super Sheen on before everything was antiqued, then a couple more layers of Super Sheen was applied. Front and back were glued together and then everything was hand saddle stitched with Ritza red and a little bit of white (.8mm I think). Edges were dyed black with a sharpie after sanding and before burnishing. Grommets were picked up at a local hardware store. The back of the straps were then slicked down with Tokenole before the edges were burnished. D-rings and Snap Rivets were picked up at my local Tandy Shop. It is hard to see, but each strap has  two D-rings so they work similar to a motorcycle helmet. Straps are used thru the Eyelets and through holes on a repurposed welder's sleeve that I dyed a darker brown. It has since been mounted to the Armor, but that is still a work in progress, I am sure more pics will follow as I get a chance finish the Armor and upload more pics. Please feel free to comment with criticisms as I am slowly working to hone my craft.

...Some day I will be the coolest nerd at the Renne Faire...

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WOW what an awesome piece of work, beautiful , You should be very proud. :thumbsup:

:cheers:

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Very nice indeed!

- Bill

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Dude, that is great. I can't wait to see the whole set.

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Gents,

     Thanks for the kind words. Like I said I'll post more as soon as I can.

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Wow, masterpiece! This is the real art

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I love it!! can we see it on?

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That’s a complex and well done piece.  It reminds me of the arm armor of a Thracian Gladiator. 

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