I love Norse history and mythology. I started a set of bracers for Odin's companions, Huginn and Muninn.
I wanted the brown base to show through the black of the raven and the outline. I wanted it to have a worn aspect to the black, to give it a bit of character and aged-look.
The leather is the 9oz veg tanned leather from Tandy Leather. It's tooled in a simple silhouette with a background stamp. At this point, I still need to add the straps and buckles. Then a bit of rabbit fur to finish it off. Then, of course, I need to make this all over to complete the pair.