Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Blessi Bling--More Browbands Python, Croc, and Rattlesnake

I had been collecting a bunch of belts from Goodwill that I thought would make good browbands for Blessi.  I ended
up with an assortment of exotic leathers.  From top to bottom, there is basic navy snakeskin, python, aligator, black leather with fancy silver, hitched and braided insert, and more snakeskin.

Do you know how to tell the difference between aligator and crocodile leather?  Crocodile skin has an integumentary sensory organ pore (ISOs) in each scale.  Each ISO contains a tiny hair to help the crocodile obtain sensory data about its environment.  So the leather that I used in the third browband from the top does not have ISO, therefore it is alligator.

Source:  http://www.ehow.com/info_8422906_difference-between-alligator-crocodile-skins.html
For detailed directions on making your own browbands, check out the following Blessiblog posting.
http://blessiblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/blessi-bling-how-toleopard-skin.html

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