I don’t know if giraffe lovers is really an established thing, but I know a few people who sure love them. So I had to come up with a giraffe gift for a good friend. Settled on a handmade leather coaster, hoping that every time she picked up her drink she would smile at the little guy, err, I guess big guy, giraffes are taller than us, right…
Here’s a few progress shots of the steps (sketch, cut, tool, dye):
I almost wanted to keep the background a natural leather color but being a coaster figured the dye all over would help the certain watermarks blend in a little better.
He turned out to be one of my favorite projects yet! For that reason, I’m adding a made to order one to the etsy shop later this afternoon.