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Hello Etsy Friends!

I am so grateful you stopped by to check out what this whole "fish leather" excitement is all about. I'm sure you've seen the term fish skins or fish leather in the fashion world lately, with companies like Nike, Calvin Klein, Jimmy Choo and other footwear designers bringing it back to the forefront of our designs. And other more edgy designers using them for everything from jackets, purses, wallets, belts, jewelry, doll making, mermaid and dragon tails, wedding party accessories, bookbinding, scrap booking and so many more. This type of leather is sought after by anyone daring enough to do something different from the norm. Just to make it easier, here are the top 6 questions most frequently asked:
1. Q. Does fish leather smell fishy?
A. No. After the oils are removed in the tanning process, the odor is therefore…

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  • Born on Juli 30
  • Joined Dezember 5, 2011

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Leather, suede, cord, organic materials, shells, crystals, shabby chic, flowers, specialty papers, my camera, sharpies

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About

Hello Etsy Friends!

I am so grateful you stopped by to check out what this whole "fish leather" excitement is all about. I'm sure you've seen the term fish skins or fish leather in the fashion world lately, with companies like Nike, Calvin Klein, Jimmy Choo and other footwear designers bringing it back to the forefront of our designs. And other more edgy designers using them for everything from jackets, purses, wallets, belts, jewelry, doll making, mermaid and dragon tails, wedding party accessories, bookbinding, scrap booking and so many more. This type of leather is sought after by anyone daring enough to do something different from the norm. Just to make it easier, here are the top 6 questions most frequently asked:
1. Q. Does fish leather smell fishy?
A. No. After the oils are removed in the tanning process, the odor is therefore removed with it.
2. Q What does it smell like?
A. It smells just like the other leathers you've smelled before, similar to cow or goat
3. Q. What size are they?
A. Just like humans, fish skins come in all different shapes and sizes. Some have smaller pockets on their skin, and others have larger pockets.
4. Q. Are you skins really Environmentally Friendly?
A. Yes, they are Eco Friendly, because they have been dyed using environmental elements such as bark and vegetables. Thus, the term, "veg-dyed".
5. Q. What types of fishes and finishes do you have?
A. We sell Carp, Salmon and Sea Bass mostly, and the finishes range from natural, semi gloss, glossy, pearlescent, and metallic.
6. Q What do they feel like?
A. The more natural ones are softer and more pliable and in their natural state, while the glossy ones tend to feel like a softer patent leather feel....but less patent and more flexible in nature.


A little about me....I live in Sunny, Los Angeles, California, and I am a lover of all things DIY, art, vintage and handmade. I have previously taught Art classes and love my craft nights with the girls. (ok, I admit it, it's probably more wine and food then craft making many times!)

We can take custom orders and can sell large quantities if you are interested. Please convo me for any special orders.

Thanks and have a fantastic day!

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