Shagreen Eyelet

'Elements of Time' Collection

The central feature of this double-sided ‘dark and light’ sample of custom-dyed shagreen leather and inlaid polished copper is an eyelet made from polished copper steps covered in graduating grey tones of shagreen.

Shagreen derives from the French word ‘chagrin’, meaning rough leather or rough skin; English-speakers later changed the spelling to shagreen.

 

Materials: Shagreen leather and copper.