Salmon Box

This is a commissioned piece. I will be posting my progress on this. It is a salmon skin and moose hide trinket box. Measures approximately 2inches square. The salmon skin pieces remain soaking in cool water until needed. I like to work with wet skin, easier for me to sew. The box will also need repeated soakings as it dries out while I am working on it.

moose hide base, sinew, and beads I will be using
moose hide base, sinew, and beads I will be using
cured salmon skin it is very stiff, I will soak it in water overnight before  cutting
cured salmon skin
it is very stiff, I will soak it in water overnight before cutting
sinew needs to be separated before using
sinew needs to be separated before using
beautiful day delay
beautiful day delay
salmon skin after soaking
salmon skin after soaking
stitching the first salmon skin side to the moose hide
stitching the first salmon skin side to the moose hide
first corner sewn
first corner sewn
base and three sides done
base and three sides done
last side being sewn, it is along process as the salmon must be kept soft, ie wet, until the final side is added
last side being sewn, it is a long process as the salmon must be kept soft, ie wet, until the final side is added

 

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