In my spare time ( ) I have made leather sleeves lined with felted wool or pendleton blanket scraps. Ipod, earphone, cellphone holders these are made from my more pliable leathers like deer, elk, or fur hides. I'm trying to make a pattern for bracers for my Nephew. He works in a lumber mill, adjusting the knives for the planer, and other sharp equipment. The leather I am planning on using for this is called veg tan leather, very thick. It could make a shield, or shoe soles it is so thick. After I get the right arc and sized so he can wear over his work clothing I will carve in wolves and his initials, no reason they can't be pretty too. Other project pattern I am trying to create is a very wide belt or waist cincher for my Great Niece. Will also be made from a thick leather but not like the bracers. I'm trying to figure out how to make it so I can have polished gemstones imbedded/secured in the leather. Guess I could cut a hole just a bit smaller then secure it in place with a lining leather. Still playing with ideas. Will have carved vines, flowers maybe highlight painted or just antique stained. Want to make it adjustable enough so she has a few inches to play with, so not stuck having a useless item if loses or gains weight. Other items I've made, bracelets, necklaces, patches over elbows, knees on work clothing. Straps for guitars, cameras. Purses, bags, backpack, leashes, collars. Repairs to tack. Bad thing is I don't have pictures of my projects, have given them all away as presents or even sold a few. I do have the leather sides standing in my bathroom, 1/2 a cow sized that mocks me to get busy and make things. The black, red, and natural tan soft leathers in bags also telling me to get busy. I may have to take over a part of the house to get things started. The cats will love it, they are my crew when I want a piece "distressed". Would like to hear of others projects, leather sculpting, carving, burning, woven, braided. I enjoy working with leather as the items you create can last for a VERY long time when taken care of correctly. And it always seems to be "in style, fashion".