We at Little Bear offer a unique approach to artwork on holsters. We do not do traditional, or even a modern approach to carving. What we found works best for us is the layering of designs, made from different types of leather, onto the holster. We also use a process with wood buring tools to etch the leather for various effects.
Our process makes each and every "art" holster completely unique. No two will ever be exactly the same, especially when using exotic skins.
Pricing for an "art" holster varies from job to job but here is a list of base prices:
Minimum $20 hr at 2 hrs bench fee for creating patterns, cutting, etc.
Price of any exotic skin(s) used (varies from skin to skin)
Minimum $10 each for extra pieces of leather for the holster
Small up charge for items needed for the build, that are not in day to day inventory: unique dye or paint colors, threads, clips, hardware, etc.
Thank you and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Please take a look at previous work below.