HomesteadLeatherLLC

Rugged. Refined. One-of-a-Kind Quality.

Pennsylvania, United States · 384 Sales

HomesteadLeatherLLC

Rugged. Refined. One-of-a-Kind Quality.

Pennsylvania, United States 384 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(102)
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Brian

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Announcement   Hand crafted in East Petersburg, PA, I design my products to last decades using the best quality leather and hardware available.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE: Because I care about quality, all my products are guaranteed for life against defects in materials and workmanship.

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Last updated on Mar 7, 2016

Hand crafted in East Petersburg, PA, I design my products to last decades using the best quality leather and hardware available.

LIFETIME GUARANTEE: Because I care about quality, all my products are guaranteed for life against defects in materials and workmanship.

Brian

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Brian

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The Story of Homestead Leather

I grew up around the leather craft business. My dad and uncle got their start in leather back in the 1960's. Through the years, they made all kinds of things in leather and had retail stores as well. When I was young, my dad stepped away from the retail business and focused on his own craft. We went to fine art and craft shows all over the country. I worked in my dad's shop as a boy, stuffing bags, setting rivets, painting the building and even one summer digging out the basement!

I eventually left home and served eleven years in the US Army. When I finally got out, I decided to start my own leather craft business. So, with a few machines my dad graciously gave me and some money I had saved, I started Homestead Leather LLC on the old family farm, where seven generations of our family have lived for over one hundred fifty years.

Today, my shop is co-located with my dad's business, MacClay Leather Design. You can see his work at MacClayLeather.com.

All my life, my master Yeshua has held my hand and guided me every step of the way, even when I didn't want him to. He has protected me in war, rejoiced with me in good times and blessed me through hard times. He has endowed me with a talent for leather work that I absolutely cannot take credit for. And so I give credit where credit is due; I totally credit YHWH for all that I have and all that I am, and I seek to live my life as a witness to the dramatic life-changing power of Yeshua.

With this in mind, I strive for excellence in my leather work. I use the best quality materials I can find; I do not believe in cutting corners by using cheap leather or hardware. I use fine American Oak-Tanned leather in my products. I also frequently use Kip, which is extremely dense and therefore strong, yet remains flexible. This combination of leathers gives my products a unique style that you will find nowhere else. I use solid brass or stainless steel hardware and strong nylon thread. Because I care about the quality of my work, I guarantee everything I make for life against defects in materials and workmanship. With proper care, my products will last decades.

I hope you are having as much fun as I!


Blessings,

Brian

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Find HomesteadLeatherLLC at the following upcoming markets!

  • Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Show

    Pa Chautauqua,

    Mount Gretna, PA

    Aug 20–21

    A nationally-ranked show featuring 160 fine artists and crafters in a wide range of media

  • Long's Park Art Festival

    Longs Park Art Festival,

    Lancaster, PA

    Sep 2–4

    Experience one of America’s top 50 fine art shows! For three days shop and enjoy breathtaking creativity in a beautiful city park transformed into an outdoor gallery, just on the edge of historic downtown Lancaster. Our 38th annual event will showcase over 200 top artists and craftspeople from across the country, American artists from over 30 different states.

  • Brandywine Festival of the Arts

    Brandywine Park, North Park Dr.

    Wilmington, DE

    Sep 10–11

    The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is an annual arts festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind art, the festival is a Delaware tradition spanning over half a century. Now regionally popular and nationally recognized, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts boasts participants from across the United States and perennially ranks in the top 100 shows in the country. Each year, 20,000 visitors flock to Brandywine Park’s Josephine Gardens for an end-of-summer celebration. The BFA has something for everyone: 250 artists exhibiting in a wide range of styles and mediums, live music performances, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors.

  • Peters Valley School of Craft Annual Fall Craft Fair

    Sussex County Fair Grounds, 37 Plains Rd

    Augusta, NJ

    Sep 24–25

    This annual event showcases beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. Come & discover the pleasure of living with handmade objects and the beauty they bring to your life. Browse five buildings of amazing artwork, meet the makers, watch an array of artist demonstrations and find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. There are always ongoing artist demonstrations, live music, great food and kid's art activities.

  • Wheaton Arts Festival of Fine Craft

    Wheaton Arts And Cultural Center, 1100 Village Dr

    Millville, NJ

    Oct 1–2

    TWO DAYS OF AN ART AND SHOPPING EXPERIENCE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY THAT FEATURES OVER 130 ARTISTS AND CRAFTSPEOPLE THAT WILL PRESENT AND SELL TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY WORKS. OCTOBER 1 & 2, 2016, 10 AM TO 5 PM, BOTH DAYS (RAIN OR SHINE)

  • Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair

    Rittenhouse Square, on Walnut St

    Philadelphia, PA

    Oct 7–9

    The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen brings American-made fine craft to the autumn environs of Rittenhouse Square. During the 3-day event, patrons can peruse and buy original, hand-crafted works of contemporary furniture, functional and decorative pottery, designer clothing, fine jewelry, blown glass, and more.

  • The Artisan Fair

    Spooky Nook Sports, 2913 Spooky Nook Rd

    Manheim, PA

    Nov 12–13

    The Lancaster Designer Craftsmen chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen is excited to announce The Artisan Fair to be held November 12 & 13, 2016 in Olympic Hall at the Spooky Nook Complex, Manheim, PA. The new event builds on the long-standing tradition of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen's recently retired November fine craft fair, which had been held in various locations in the county including F&M College and most recently at the Lancaster County Convention Center. This new exposition of American-made fine craft and fine art is expected to feature more than 80 local and national fine artists and craftspeople.

  • Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds

    Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St

    Gaithersburg, MD

    Nov 18–20

    Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 350 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

  • Sugarloaf Crafts Festival - Dulles Expo Center

    Dulles Expo Center, 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Dr

    Chantilly, VA

    Dec 9–11

    Lovers of fine crafts and art will find more than 300 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations in pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, home décor, furniture and home accessories, items for the garden, and photography. In addition to top national artists, the Festival will also introduce new and emerging artists showcasing the latest trends in handmade fashion and accessories, statement jewelry and fine art.

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Last updated on Jul 18, 2016
Frequently asked questions

MONOGRAMS:

I can stamp your name or initials on most of my products, to make it that much more special! If you don't see an option for a monogram on the listing, don't fret. Simply drop me a note and I will be happy to help you out!

CUSTOM WORK:

I do custom work all the time. While custom work costs significantly more because of the time involved, you can get exactly what you want. Feel free to contact me for details!

LEATHER CARE:

Properly cared for, my products will last a lifetime or three. We have seen leather items from the civil war come in the shop that are still in excellent condition because they were cared for properly! Over time, leather will dry out and needs to have oil put back into it every so often. As a courtesy, I sell Neatsfoot Oil Compound to take care of your purchase; it is the oil I use every day because of its superior quality and I highly recommend it.

Never use Mink Oil on my bags because it will rot the nylon thread and is not covered in my lifetime guarantee against defects.

OUT IN THE RAIN:

Water will not damage my products. The finish I use is water resistant, but water will penetrate the leather some. The lining I use is a water resistant rip-stop nylon which will keep out the rain enough so that you don't need to worry about your electronics getting wet if you are caught out in the rain.
Water will cause the leather to dry out more quickly, so if your bag gets wet frequently, you should definitely put oil back into it more often. (see Leather Care above)

LIFETIME GUARANTEE:

My goal is to make the absolute best quality products possible. Therefore, I guarantee my products for life against defects in materials and workmanship. With this in mind, I use only the finest quality leather, rip-stop nylon lining, solid brass and stainless steel hardware available. If something goes wrong and it is my fault, I will happily fix it for free.