Been in the studio for a couple of days and here is the results; I bezel set a London Blue Topaz in fine silver for the centerpiece and made a leather bracelet for it. I layered the dyes on the leather and distressed it after tooling. I also lined it with deer skin which is really soft. Lisa Barth
Mongolia's Nomads: A herder holding his gun and wearing his finest leather-and-silver belt stands for a portrait near his ger (yurt) in the Gobi. Historian and anthropologist Jack Weatherford says traditionally only men wore sashes or belts over their deel (robes) and this was a symbol of manhood.