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Bansai8Creations

Bansai8 Creations -- Hand Crafted Leather Goods

Bremerton, Washington · 406 Sales

Bansai8Creations

Bansai8 Creations -- Hand Crafted Leather Goods

Bremerton, Washington 406 Sales On Etsy since 2006

5 out of 5 stars
(83)

Announcement   Welcome to Bansai8 Creations! I enjoy creating items that are fun and functional
for your 'ventures across the 'verse! The texture and "hand" are as important to me as overall design and appearance, and I prefer to use only natural materials, namely leather.

I have been adding shop sections to differentiate my creations that express my different interests and affinities, such as music/gaming for guitar/ukelele straps, wrist straps, baby booties, and my more gentile approach to Steampunk aesthetic....

I design and craft each piece by myself in my smoke free home near Seattle, WA. I enjoy working with interesting textures & colors, as well as applying silk screened, embossed, or embroidered designs to add decorative elements to the leather and item.

Due to the nature of leather and hides, as well as my own hand, no two items will ever be identical, especially if I "re-purpose" goods, but unless noted as such, all materials in my products are new.

I can usually make an item listed in my shop with different color, texture, or sizes other than shown--or something completely new! So please contact me with any questions or requests for customizing a listing, or coming up with something new, as special requests are a great source of my inspiration!

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 19, 2016

Welcome to Bansai8 Creations! I enjoy creating items that are fun and functional
for your 'ventures across the 'verse! The texture and "hand" are as important to me as overall design and appearance, and I prefer to use only natural materials, namely leather.

I have been adding shop sections to differentiate my creations that express my different interests and affinities, such as music/gaming for guitar/ukelele straps, wrist straps, baby booties, and my more gentile approach to Steampunk aesthetic....

I design and craft each piece by myself in my smoke free home near Seattle, WA. I enjoy working with interesting textures & colors, as well as applying silk screened, embossed, or embroidered designs to add decorative elements to the leather and item.

Due to the nature of leather and hides, as well as my own hand, no two items will ever be identical, especially if I "re-purpose" goods, but unless noted as such, all materials in my products are new.

I can usually make an item listed in my shop with different color, texture, or sizes other than shown--or something completely new! So please contact me with any questions or requests for customizing a listing, or coming up with something new, as special requests are a great source of my inspiration!

Susan Lanphere

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Susan Lanphere

Captain American inspired Hat Band or Choker
$35.00
Captain America inspired leather wrist cuff
$35.00
Pick Petals Leather Guitar Strap
$45.00
Mod Scottie Lined Leather Purse or Clutch
$50.00
Captain America inspired Leather Guitar Strap
$95.00
Sunset and Brown Checkered Leather Guitar Strap
$42.00
Simple Serenity Embossed Leather Guitar Strap
$45.00
LGPA Embossed Emblem Badges
$10.00
Repurposed Vintage Black Beaver Fur Clutch
$160.00
Vintage lace and leather clutch
$70.00
Real fur and catnip cat toy
$18.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(83)
Melanie

Melanie on Nov 30, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you! Great product. Quick shipping. Exactly as pictured.

julsjam

julsjam on Sep 25, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I love my bat wristband! I love bats. Nicely stitched and the leather is butter soft. The service was great! Thanks! hugryholler on etsy check me out!😎

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About

Creation of Bansai8 Creations

I started working on a design from something I got abroad, and started on leather scraps and my standard sewing machine... that quickly led to buying an industrial machine that could handle about any leather and finding sources to support my growing leather & fabrication habit... My designs expanded as I learned more, and got inspiration from others asking me if I could make a certain thing, as well as what I saw around me.

When I chose my shop name, I didn't want something that would sound limited in what I do, since I don't limit my work to any one area. The Bansai8 is taken from a merger of bonsai and one of my favorite films... and a bit quirky like myself.

I also find the leather itself will decide what it wants to be used for, and sometimes a new design evolves to work for a specific leather. My understanding how different leather finishes or construction will impact a design--and I am continually learning and experimenting.

I'm an engineer by training and career, and always approach a project with an eye for how I can do it better, and ensuring an item functions and is durable, as well as fun. Unless something is custom order, I make an item because I like it!

And each year I increase the number of shows I vend at in the Seattle Area. For 2015, I'm doing fewer shows/cons as I have a new house project, but those I've gotten accepted to are bigger & better: Anglicon / Galacticon / GeekGirlCon. And in Portland, I expect to return to Geek the Halls for December!

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  • Susan Lanphere

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I started my business after I realized I loved working with leather, and I could make things others enjoyed, too. I have no limit to any particular function or genre, and enjoy taking inspiration from other artists, friends, or elements.

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Last updated on March 14, 2011

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