Breaking out eagle

The following pictures show the start to finish of the Breaking Out Eagle as it was made. This form of extreme embossing was totally new to me and this was my first project. After making this one I was hooked and since then completed two other eagles. Which when you think about each feather being meticulously hand carved with a scalpel one at a time there must be some enjoyment there in the process. I hope you enjoy seing a flat, lifeless piece of leather come to life!