This listing is for "larger" pieces of scraps from cowhides I used to make my guitar straps, and most of these are oil tanned, though some are veg tanned, and about 5-6oz , or just under 1/8" thick hides. Sizes will typically be 8x8, but pending size of box used to ship (and order quantity), may be quite a bit larger. The colors may be more limited, and smaller, though, but still usually at least 3"x6".
These leathers are good for laser etching! (I use my GlowForge for adding logos, for example).
I often make use of the scraps myself for other projects, but I have more than I can use, and need to clear excess out from my studio so I can walk around my table again and see all of the floor!
This listing is for scraps of full grain cowhides from my guitar strap creating process--I refer to these as "larger" option as mainly the extra left from when I cut the straps from the hides, and typically at least 3" wide and at least 6" long, but may be 8" and up to 3 feet long.
I intend to have separate listings for the smaller pieces, and narrower "strap" strip options that I can sell by the count, or ounce--but feel free to make a special request and I can create a custom order until these listings are ready. And I will have other listings for the bison and other leathers, with each listing specific to species and thickness/weight.
I do have scraps from all hides I've used to make straps that you see in my current listings, as well as some left from prior listings, too. These are grouped into browns, black, blues&greens, and wines, or the brown "cowboy" only.
If you opt for "Random", it will mostly browns, but will likely include some black, wines, greens, blues, too... but as it's random, it really is what I have ready to grab from my scrap pile.
The most common one is looking brown that I refer to as "cowboy", and it has a slight "pull-up" effect, or recent popular term for this characteristic is "crazy horse".
The "random" by color and size is the cheapest--since I'll just fill up the box per the weight (quantity by pound) you ordered.
Sorting my color family is a little bit more, and specifying size is the highest price.
Selecting specific color family and size range does cost more since time is required to sort and cut--it's still a good deal given that this leather is typically sold by side (about 25 sq ft) and cost per square foot. As I started experimenting working with leather, I bought scrap by the pound at my local leather store....
I've included photos representative of what may be included in an order for just the distressed brown "cowboy", and the other color groups: black; browns (which is cowboy and other lighter and darker shades); greens; blues; and wines (redder tones will be in this group, too). NOTE--the amount in the picture is for color ONLY--not what is in a single pound--as nearly each color shown is a pound on its own.
I've shown 5 pieces of the cowboy stacked together make up about 1/2" thickness--the hide is 5-6oz thick, or just shy of 1/8"--so takes 5, instead of 4, to make up 1/2".
When you order with a request for specific size, I will let you know if I can fill that--again, this is my scrap, but you can always ask if I can provide particular sizes. I will let you know options I can't fulfill the request with the scrap I have on-hand.
The browns are about 80% of what I work with, so I am much more limited with options for other colors. But please do enquire if you're looking for something specific! The most common one is medium brown that I refer to as "cowboy", and it has a slight "pull-up" effect, or recent popular term for this characteristic is "crazy horse". But I also have have lighter and darker shades, too.
I have lumped the Green & Blues together just due to smaller amount of scrap I have of those, but please note in the order if you just want one or the other, otherwise, it will likely be a mix.
One pound (quantity of one), will be shipping in a small flat rate box, a quantity of 2 or more will be via Regional Rate. If the estimated postage is excessive over actual, I will refund the excess.