Announcement All my items are carved, tooled, dyed, stitched, laced and finished coated by hand in my workshop I have here at home. Please contact me anytime to discuss your leather needs, I will try to fill your order as fast as the leather allows. I will not rush an order if it will affect the quality of the finished product.
All my items are carved, tooled, dyed, stitched, laced and finished coated by hand in my workshop I have here at home. Please contact me anytime to discuss your leather needs, I will try to fill your order as fast as the leather allows. I will not rush an order if it will affect the quality of the finished product.
Claire Fairnington on Sep 17, 2016
Great product, Batty cat loves it too..! 💛
Daria P. on Sep 16, 2016
Perfect! It's very well made. Light weight and comfortable for my cat.
Laura Doremus on Sep 15, 2016
Perfect! Looks good on my cat.
Each piece is unique
To begin any project, I first must hand draw the art that will be applied. Then I cut a piece from a whole side of veg tanned leather, dampen it, and wait until the moisture is just right. Then, stylus in hand, I gently trace the pattern that will become a new work of leather art. With a few stokes on the strop, the swivel knife is now sharp enough to begin cutting along the lines left by the stylus. The mallet in one hand and a stamp in the other, I begin to tool the image into the leather. Guide the tools along the cuts, and around the border. Then the modeling tools fine tune the details, and I settle in for the long wait of the leather to dry, it can not be rushed. Tiny brushes and dyes are brought to bear on the now dry leather, saturating into the pores of the hide for a permanent bond. Colors are blended, shaded, and highlighted to give even more depth and character to the tooled image. Again, I must wait. The dye must cure, patience is key. The dye is ready for topcoats of waxes and oils to protect the leather for years to come. If a project has an edge or seam to be laced, I prepare the hole punch for the line scribed along the edge. Many holes later, the leather lace is ready to be guided by hand through each and every hole and woven into a sturdy double or triple loop stitch. A final polish of wax and preservatives, and I have brought another unique piece of leather art to life...
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I hand make each Item in my shop. I enjoy doing custom, personalized, one of a kind works of leather.
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All sales in US Dollars
Full payment should be made at the time of purchase, please. If you need more time to pay in full, or if you've changed your mind about your purchase, please contact me and I will do my best to assist you.
All non-paid orders without such communication will be canceled after 5 days.
Payment on ANY Custom Orders is required up front.
Refunds and Exchanges
I guarantee all the items I make and sell to have no flaws in materials or craftsmanship.
All returns should be authorized by first contacting me please.
Any returns due to incorrect sizing (on belts, cuffs etc.) or buyer's regret are subject to the following terms;
A: Returns must be made within 20 days from date you received the item.
B: Goods must be in like-new condition (not used or worn please)
C: Any personalized items, such as items with your name or initials on them, cannot be returned for any reasons other than flaws in craftsmanship or materials.
FOR ALL RETURNS:
Original shipping fees will NOT be refunded.
If it is determined that the return is due to flaws in craftsmanship or materials, I will refund your return postage and assume all subsequent postage costs.