Here is the other thing I was making.
I wanted to etch it. but reading all the literature on how to etch I realise that I am probably not responsible enough to handle such toxic things.
So I drew random squiggles with one of the engraving attachments on my drill. This gave me a very subtle effect which I like.
It should have a loop on the bottom for the leather to go through. But I just could not make it stay there. So I ditched that idea for the moment. Now what to make next?