A Christmas gift for my mother, this is made with the finest leather I can conveniently find (the European single bends from Tandy/Leatherfactory) without having to do some thorough research or special ordering.
I call it the Naked belt because it's not dyed or tooled. While I do like dying and adding color to leather goods, from doing my leatherwork, I've found that dying an item can often decrease the quality of it. You see, most dyes don't penetrate more then .1mm and if the leather gets a good scratch, you'll see undyed leather underneath. This is kinda like painting brass paint on something to make it look antique, if it scratches off it just looks cheap. Another problem I have with dyed leather is that it will still age and antique, turning your green into brown, your blue into brown or your red into brown.
So the concept behind this belt is to let age and use color it and any scratches or smudges it gets will only add to it, not take away from it's beauty.
Vegetable tanned leather with Nickle buckle and 100% linen thread.