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Love...Hardwork...and an Idea.

...In a dream I had several years ago, I took a pair of scissors to a tomato-red leather sofa and made a handbag. When I woke up, I did just that!
Well, I didn't have a tomato-red sofa, but I discovered upholstery leather is the best leather and makes wonderful handbags. I didn't know how to sew, and instead riveted a bag together, strung a belt I'd made through two holes, and went to a trunk show.
I pre-sold 7 at $400 each and decided that I'd better figure out how to make a handbag, for real!

What is it about a handbag that you like?
For me, it is the way it feels under my arm.
The way it makes whatever I'm wearing look better.
It all begins with the way it's made.

I believe that there…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 22
  • Joined June 23, 2011

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Beautiful leather, supple fabrics, Swarovski crystals, solid hardware, silk

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About

Love...Hardwork...and an Idea.

...In a dream I had several years ago, I took a pair of scissors to a tomato-red leather sofa and made a handbag. When I woke up, I did just that!
Well, I didn't have a tomato-red sofa, but I discovered upholstery leather is the best leather and makes wonderful handbags. I didn't know how to sew, and instead riveted a bag together, strung a belt I'd made through two holes, and went to a trunk show.
I pre-sold 7 at $400 each and decided that I'd better figure out how to make a handbag, for real!

What is it about a handbag that you like?
For me, it is the way it feels under my arm.
The way it makes whatever I'm wearing look better.
It all begins with the way it's made.

I believe that there is a hidden intelligence in the materials I gravitate towards. Leather, fur, crystals, silk: all have a living nature inherent in their beauty. I work with these materials with honest admiration. It seems they are fully, absolutely and exactly what they are supposed to be. Isn't it me that needs work?

So my only rule is, I have to be in a good mood (usually am) and feel happy before I make something. I believe that a great finished product is a combination of using the best materials (often the most expensive), and then enjoying the process of creating something from them.
If you will, connecting with the energy that exists in a potential state to bring an idea into something tangible.

So there is a little about what I make and why and the me that seems to go with it.
Xoxo's

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