Our latest Etsy item is a special product, that we chose to feature on the cover of the Proper Leather Studio shop. It is a bi-fold handmade leather wallet with the Mjolnir, Thor's hammer, as tooled motif (folded measurements: 12 x 9.5 cm / 4.7 x 3.7 inches). This item is made of high quality Veg-tanned leather and completely handmade (no machines were used). The leather is hand dyed and protected with several layers of acrylic finish, with polished and waxed edges.
The decoration is the result of a lengthy process: the pattern was incised on the wet outer side, then incised and tooled. After drying, the relief was blocked with three successive layers of leather sheene. The background was painted with black leather dye and then leather Gel Antique (saddle tan, aka orange) was applied and partially rubbed off the entire surface. The technique allows for special effects that stress the relief and and add depth to any tooled details.