2nd Skin

Eugene, Oregon · 115 Sales


2nd Skin

Eugene, Oregon 115 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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nightfishes on Dec 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful feel, color. Thank You!


emercator on Nov 20, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

wow! Wow!! WOW!!! It looks and feels and smells gorgeous! Brava! Fits my churchwarden and kit perfectly. Handmade and minimalist. Unique in look and functional. Thank you for your exactly what I was hoping for when I placed the order. Best regards to the craftswoman.

Stella Waldvogel

Stella Waldvogel on Sep 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived in quickly, a little slow to ship but seller had extenuating circumstances. Good communication, top quality pouch, much nicer than photo.

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My little leather shop

I love working with leather, everything I make, I make it so that I would want to keep it for myself. I really only started making things out of leather about 3 years ago. I have always been a crafty person, trying to make things instead of buying them. Modifying my clothing, shoes, apartment. That mixed with trying to make presents instead of buying them for my friends and family. I think that is where it all started.

I also worked at a used and new clothing store for a long time called Ragstock. They have lost a lot of the fun and the flavor that they used to. But when I worked there, we had to make all sorts of crazy signs, and make stencils to paint the store, do strange and fun displays for the front window, and most of all, decorate for every holiday. For Halloween we would go crazy! Nothing sparks your creative side like being forced into it.

I eventually quit that job to move out to California. Here I really jump started my business. Do to a bad situation (getting hit by a car) I got a bit of money that I threw into my main hobby. I got absorbed by it, I absolutely love working with my hands and it felt so good to get back into being creative. Turns out I have a knack for it too!

The first thing I can remember making out of leather was a really sad looking tobacco pouch. I think I was 18 and I had made friends with these really cool crafty girls. At the time I was really into train hopping and being a gutter punk. The poor pouch is made out of recycled leather I found in a free box, held together with dental floss and hope. (that was the style of most things I owned at the time) There was no planning that went into it really. I just made it up as I went along. To this day I still have that sad little pouch, even though I quit smoking.

Now I have my very own little work shop, it might just be a spare bedroom, but I pretty much live in it.

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  • Spoon

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Dreamer

    Hello, I am spoon I love leather, I love people, and I love my bike.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 17, 2015
Hello shoppers and friends! I have a feeling this will always be a shop in progress, so let me know if I have forgotten something. If you want something I don't have posted, shoot me an E-mail with your ideas. We will see what we can come up with.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
All payments are through Paypal or direct checkout.
Insurance and tracking are on all items unless otherwise noted. I ship everything USPS flat rate if possible. Then move up from there. If you would like something upgraded just let me know.

Closer to Holiday seasons and School seasons, items may take longer to make than usual. Everything is hand made, and that can take time. If you are concerned about getting something by a specific date, please contact me before you buy.

I work within a Que system. I make items in the order I receive payment and final information. The closer it is to the Holidays, the more likely the Que will be long. Feel free to send me a message asking for an updated ETA.

Also, during peak season I will be setting up a shipping day. This way I have time between school and my jobs to ship at least once a week.
Refunds and Exchanges
No money will be refunded, Store credit only. Returns must be unused items only. I am always willing to talk things through.

If something is defective, and is broken upon arrival, please send me an E-mail before shipping it back! Include a note with the return as well just so it does not get confused with anything else. If you break something, send me a message, we can work out a repair.

A Note On Custom Items:
All sales are final on Custom Orders. No refunds, unless an item is damaged, lost in the mail, or It breaks due to my error. It is really hard to resell a custom item. It is made to your size, color, and specifications. If you returned it, I would be out the cost of material and all of the time it took me to make it, then be left with something I can't sell.
This is why it is important to talk through custom orders with me before purchasing anything. If you say you want size 9 Moccasins, no frills, nickle eyelets. That is what you will get. This is not like a clothing store where I have ten of everything, all of the items are hand made, one by one. If it doesn't fit, then we can work something out. Otherwise, be careful and sure of your purchase.
Additional policies and FAQs
I make everything in my shop. Most things are custom order, and I strive to make everything perfect. I do wholesale on select items, if you have any questions let me know.

UPDATE 9/17/15---With the start of a new school term, items may take longer to finish. Ques will be longer, but please feel free to ask where you are in the que and for an updated ETA. Some items will be made in bulk, and I will have a standard shipping day in the week the closer we get to the holidays. If you need an item by a certain day/date, please send me a message before you purchase your item. -----