BlackthornWorkshop

Blackthorn Workshop

Connecticut, United States · 134 Sales

BlackthornWorkshop

Blackthorn Workshop

Connecticut, United States 134 Sales On Etsy since 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars
(34)

Announcement   Looking for hand tooled leather binders, notebooks, wine carriers and other one of a kind functional art? Inspired by Medieval, Celtic, Viking and Persian motifs, these distinctive hand made items will last a lifetime.

Announcement

Looking for hand tooled leather binders, notebooks, wine carriers and other one of a kind functional art? Inspired by Medieval, Celtic, Viking and Persian motifs, these distinctive hand made items will last a lifetime.

Paul Drennan

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Paul Drennan

Tablet Case Handmade Leather in Black - BRADAN
US$80.00
Leather Belt Pouch - JARL
US$35.00
Notebook Cover Handmade Leather - CORBEAU
US$75.00
Tote Bag
US$225.00
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Reviews

Average item review
4.5 out of 5 stars
(34)
chanda4joe

chanda4joe on Apr 20, 2016

1 out of 5 stars

My experience with this seller was terrible. Binder arrived with a 1.5" long x .5" wide raised scar inside the front cover that was weeping sticky red adhesive. 3 ring binder mechanism was also broken beyond repair. Although seller offered to send a replacement binder insert, it's been more than a week and he's not done so yet. I drilled another out of an old binder and replaced it myself. Seller offered no other remedy and refused to respond to my suggestions. This shop's previous reviews are excellent, but I would not recommend this shop.

galahad121

galahad121 on Mar 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

AMAZING! The detailed work was outstanding. Everyone was speechless.

mimapache

mimapache on Feb 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic workmanship, really beautiful item, great service. I hope to acquire much more from this wonderful artist.

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About

From Cathedral Floor to your arm

I was experimenting with using leather as tiles in a mixed media concept with stone tiles as a wall decoration. As I explored ideas for inspiration, I stumbled onto the encaustic floor tiles used to decorate the great cathedrals of Europe in the Middle Ages. Nature, Religion and Heraldry were all captured in an endless collage of images on those floors. Sometimes distinct images were created, other times tiles were laid randomly at the whim of the tile layer. In all cases these timeless images continue to capture the attention of anyone who visits.

As I moved these images from clay to leather, I was captivated by all the possibilities. Driving home from work, I almost heard a voice whisper "Make a handbag" and I knew I was on to something.

The bags I make are inspired by the tiles from long ago. The blend of timeless image with sturdy functionality is such a winning combination. Each bag represents another step in my development as an artist and craftsman. Each bag is a step in an evolving design for functional art.

Please come back to visit; I am always trying new patterns and images.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Shop policies

Last updated on December 15, 2013
Welcome to Blackthorn Workshop. I am very interested in traditional craft skills and currently am exploring leather working and blacksmithing.

I draw creative inspiration from the Classical Period, the Middle Ages and Nature.

I strive to use only natural materials in my creations, and approach each piece as a unique creative project.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept PayPal and credit cards through PayPal only.

You do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card.
For more Information:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339
Shipping
I ship UPS Ground within the United States with delivery confirmation. Items generally arrive in 3-6 days. I ship USPS First Class to Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. If you require an item on a rush basis, please convo me and we can agree on a price.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am hopeful that you will love your item(s), but in the event that you are not happy or there is a problem with your purchase, please contact me within 7 calendar days of your purchase so we can discuss a solution.
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item is designed and created as a unique item. There may be some repetition of design elements, but I try to make each piece one of a kind. If you see something that you particularly want me to make again, I will. Please note, because I make everything by hand, even a repeat will be unique ;)