Leo -- attached are a couple of pics  of me and some of my alligator skin products.  The back-story is that Karen and I hunt them, I skin them, tan the hide and process the leather by hand.  I have make all kinds of things like guitar straps, wallets, camera bags, ladies purses, pistol holsters, knife scabbards, arrow quivers, watch bands, etc.  What makes my skins rather unusual is that I do not strip the natural color from the hide like the major processors do.  I don't think you can improve on the natural coloration.
1964 Pineville Rebels
Please use  but Still Under Construction !!!!!
Jack Merwin
To See Jack's work click on http://naliatulu.com/