After spending an age deciding which new phone to buy I decided on a Samsung S7 in black.
Very nice and also shinny in order to keep it that way and to make it a little easier to grip I decided it needed some type of case / cover.
When the phone arrived I made a quick black leather cover to keep it clean but forgot to take pictures so I thought I would have a second in another colour.
The starting point is a clear silicone cover which I intend to cover in leather.
I started with a piece of leather 0.5 mm thick and started to skive or thin it around the edges with a sharp round knife. Once I had removed as much material as I dared I soaked the leather in water.
I started to form the wet leather around the cover after some time you can form it to the shape of the cover the thinner the leather the easier this is. As the leather starts to take the shape I started to trim it to size.
At this point the phone will fit easily into the cover and I will allow it to dry a little before adding dye.
I punched the holes and added my makers stamp before finally applying Oxblood dye
About an hour after applying the dye I started rubbing the cover with a piece of cotton towelling. After that I applied some Carnauba wax rubbing it well in before allowing it to dry then buffing. This wax re activates the dye and helps to even out the coverage hopefully when dry it will leave a nice even colour.
As this is for me I added my makers mark which is also my monogram.
The camera seems pick up shading that a human eye cannot to me the colour looks even and it is a nice deep colour.
I am quite happy with the way the buttons have come out.
I am not too happy about the holes I have punched in the bottom so I guess I might need to make another.
Thanks for looking