After chatting with a friend of a friend who makes leather bracelets, I had to check out his source for all leather craft supplies, Oregon Leather Company in Old Town Portland. It's such a cool store, full of leather in any form you could hope to find it, full of buckles and tacks, full of lots of old-fashioned doodads that are fun to poke through. I told myself that I had to start slow, that I could buy enough supplies for one project and when it was complete I could come back. So I hurried up and made this, a simple belt to tie around my tunics and too-big sweaters:
With my remaining material I made another belt, almost exactly the same as the one above but with a four-strand braid tie, thanks to this tutorial. And now that all of my leather is used up, I get to go back to Oregon Leather Company. Nice.