That was my first thought too!
MacktasticGDogg nice job. I have had the same thought collecting a number of shell samples over the last year from AE. But I also want the natural shell and like the job that Dave Mitchell did on my shell wallet. So when the bleeding is over with shoes will contact him and see if he would make up 2 straps from leather supplied by me (samples) in addition to the natural shell that he offers.