It's so cute! Love the details in it. Like, how do you even create something with such tiny scales? They are lovely! And the shape of the nose is pretty cool. Btw, how did you sculpe this without your own face to mold it on? Pretty hard, I think. But though so nice
You have some amazing work! These keychains are just the greatest though! I was wondering though, how big is the piece of leather before you mold it? I'm trying a similar small molding and they're... pretty bad actually, so I'm wondering if I'm not cutting the pattern big enough on the original leather. But again, I seriously bow to your superior talent!
The actual piece, flattened, is 2 & 1/2 by 4 inches. It does take a lot of practice (& warm water, & really strong hands) to get these right. Try something larger first, or thinner leather, until you get the hang of it. Anything thicker than 8oz leather gets pretty hard to shape intricately (even for me).