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Hi!

I must confess: I'm a communication professional (public relations and marketing) leather addicted! I'm in love with everything leather may mean: texture, smell, shapes and colors...

Tired of black and brown shoes, six years ago I've started buying colorful shoes for colorful outfits. Very soon I realized that a new obsession came my way: I needed bags and accessories in the same colors as the shoes. Where to get them from, at a reasonable price and in a young design? In my walks, I found a leather shop, full of colorful leather, thread and accessories. That was leather heaven for me! I could sit there for hours: smelling, touching and... dreaming. There is where I bought my first square meter of leather, four or five years ago. My first bag handmade by me was a clutch, glued not sewed, with a golden leather flower on the cover…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 21
  • Joined January 30, 2012

Favorite materials

leather, cotton, bronze

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About

Hi!

I must confess: I'm a communication professional (public relations and marketing) leather addicted! I'm in love with everything leather may mean: texture, smell, shapes and colors...

Tired of black and brown shoes, six years ago I've started buying colorful shoes for colorful outfits. Very soon I realized that a new obsession came my way: I needed bags and accessories in the same colors as the shoes. Where to get them from, at a reasonable price and in a young design? In my walks, I found a leather shop, full of colorful leather, thread and accessories. That was leather heaven for me! I could sit there for hours: smelling, touching and... dreaming. There is where I bought my first square meter of leather, four or five years ago. My first bag handmade by me was a clutch, glued not sewed, with a golden leather flower on the cover. It looked so clumsy, but it was mine! :)

And I didn't give up... Since then, I've tried to improve my technique with every new bag I've handmade. I bought my first sewing machine (never had sewed before), watched tutorials, asked old leather professions, guessed... Since then, I've added a new bag to my wardrobe every three or four weeks. The new "problem" was when my friends began to fall in love with them and take them away :) That was when I started thinking to handmade leather bags for others, too, but it was only a thought. Because of my daily job, I didn't have time anymore for handmade, neither for me nor for my friends, and I closed my beloved leather in the closet.

After a stop of about two years, I (re)found time and now again enjoy making my own designs and handmade leather bags and accessories. And I do every item as for myself, from drawing to accessorizing. Maybe that is exactly why most of my items are unique and I can hardly send them away when demanded :)

Though, my greatest satisfaction is when one of my bags finds the proper "home". Because, I must tell this, till now, every bag I've made has found a person to fall in love with it.

So... welcome to my store, where I hope you'll find THAT BAG to fall in love with and never let go!

Enjoy your visit,

Cristina


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