Italian Greyhound tooled collar
After cutting the shape out of veg tanned cow leather. The water is added to it soften it and make hand tooling possible. I am using spray bottle with a bit of saddle soap added to it. It makes leather soft and easy to work with.
Next step is cutting design outlines with swivel knife and stamping / hand tooling
After the leather is dry I apply paint and seal the parts that I don't want to dye. I am using Angelus Brand products
Now we can dye the rest of the collar. For this one I wanted just light tan color. After dye I apply a layer of Antique paint to create more 3D look
To finish it off, I bevel and burnish the edges, add hardware and protective layer of sealant and waxes.
Now quick try on the available dog model and the collar is ready!