Meet my little warrior Ziggy! Inspired by King Leonidas from the feature film 300, though that character did not wear much and bless him for it ;) I designed, cut, tooled, dyed, painted and assembled this custom leather harness entirely by hand. This was not made from a patten, I slaved over the design for hours to ensure the most comfort for my beloved Boston and equal pressure distribution to eliminate possible rubbing and hair loss. I strived to make this custom piece both functional as well as aesthetically pleasing.
All harnesses are made to order. After purchase I will send an email explaining how to measure your pet. Also, this is when you will be able to specify desired leather color (black, saddle tan, medium brown, dark brown, blue), desired hardware (brass or stainless steel) and we will communicate about design selections, fonts for lettering etc. Pictured is a medium brown dye with stainless steel hardware. The edges were dyed black and hand rubbed with the medium brown dye to create a 'sunburst' finish. I hand tooled the rooster from a vector design. The font is my actual handwriting. Both the lettering and rooster were hand painted with black to give it a 'burned in' look.
I handpick all leather in person from my supplier I only use top quality full grain leather. Everything is entirely hand made, I do not use machines or presses. Straps are adjustable and will be shipped with some extra length for growth and adjustments.
Designs can be hand tooled onto the chest plate or the back plate. You may want to include the pets name and contact information. Vector designs or line drawings work the best for hand tooling. I will be more than happy to help you with the selection of your design. A great place to look for design ideas is istockphoto.com or shutterstock.com, both websites make it extremely easy to enter a keyword and search by image type. Simply choose 'vector'!
All harnesses ship with delivery confirmation to US mailing addresses. I am always more than happy to snap photos and send updates of your harness in progress, just ask! Most likely the photos of your harness in progress will end up on my Instagram feed anyway!
Current turn around for all custom items is 6 weeks. I am blessed with an abundance of orders, I fulfill all orders on a first come first served basis. I thank you for your patience as I hand craft your custom piece.
Please allow 6 weeks for item to ship. Tracking number will be added to your PayPal receipt and you will be notified via PayPal the minute your item has shipped. Please be sure that your address in your PayPal is current.
All items are heirloom quality and I stand behind every custom piece. If you ever have a problem with your item, please do not hesitate to contact me. Leather items are durable, heavy duty and designed to last for decades; However, please keep in mind that paint does fade with wear. Metallics fade faster than other opaque paints. Blacks and Browns have the best staying power, followed by Blue, Red and Green.
All designs @2012 Exsect Leather Co. @2012 Amina Munster