Announcement   Thanks for visiting! Before you purchase, PLEASE DROP A LINE to discuss your design, ideas and the time-frame of your project. Usually I'm fully booked with orders for 1 - 2 months ahead. All listings you see in my shop are of already sold custom items, created after order and are examples of what you can own.
I respect the materials I work with and value Nature's gifts by creating functional and durable artwork. The items in my shop have clever purpose and are personalized to the clients ideas, measurements and requirements - they fit every individual's body and spirit :)
Everything I do is made with enthusiasm, experience and attention to detail, I design every item to last a lifetime and to be a treasured heirloom.

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Last updated on Aug 3, 2018

Thanks for visiting! Before you purchase, PLEASE DROP A LINE to discuss your design, ideas and the time-frame of your project. Usually I'm fully booked with orders for 1 - 2 months ahead. All listings you see in my shop are of already sold custom items, created after order and are examples of what you can own.
I respect the materials I work with and value Nature's gifts by creating functional and durable artwork. The items in my shop have clever purpose and are personalized to the clients ideas, measurements and requirements - they fit every individual's body and spirit :)
Everything I do is made with enthusiasm, experience and attention to detail, I design every item to last a lifetime and to be a treasured heirloom.

Iliana

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About

Magic happens when you follow your heart

Years ago, in a two-bedroom apartment in Sofia my mom Iliana found herself enchanted with the arts of bow making and primitive crafts. Annoying as it was to try to accommodate two growing children and an increasingly space-demanding hobby, she patiently ignored our moaning and became a valued member of an online community of bow-makers. She met lovely people who saw her eagerness to learn and taught her gladly. Before long, her greatest passion came out when she wanted to express her gratitude by creating leather archery outfits for her friends. It turned out she was blessed with a talent to create wonderful things out of leather.

Tragedy struck a few years ago, when my grandfather died suddenly in a car accident and my parents decided to create something to honor him and to last as a memory in his name. They moved to a quiet little village near the city, in a spot left by my other grandfather and built a cottage-like wooden house where you can always feel the gentle presence of loving, protective ancestors.

My mom settled her workshop in the attic of the house. Thanks to Etsy (and her awesome creations), her small business grew so big she needed a second pair of hands. So I come in occasionally to help out with the prep work and with communications.

We enjoy working with leather a lot and that is reflected in our creations. They are charged with good mojo and we hope you love them as much as we love making them!

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  • Iliana

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I live in Bulgaria; a mechanical engineer, who spent years working as a forwarder, a specialist in legal metrology, a merchant..; finally found myself as an artisan; passionate about leather working and archery, I love what I do and I do what I love.

  • Ekat

    Maker, Designer, Client Communications, Leather Dying

    My name is Ekaterina, but you can call me Ekat. I help my mom occasionally with the communications and with the base work.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2018
Welcome to my shop!

In my leather projects I'm trying to follow the best traditions of the old masters, but I love to experiment as well. Each completed item inspires me to make the next with even more fantasy and passion.
Please, contact me before you purchase to discuss the timing first, as I'm usually fully booked with orders for months ahead. Sometimes it's possible to squeeze a small item in between the bigger projects, so don't hesitate and send me a message! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Every item in my shop is custom-made and before executing it, I usually have a long communication with the buyer and I do my best to satisfy all his/her wishes and needs. I never had someone who wanted to return an item, except once, when a wallet was damaged during the transport. Please, look carefully at the parcel before you open it and if there is a damage, file a claim to the post office.

Please understand, if the item is personalized with your initials or your text engraved, or a design that has a special meaning only for you - in this case I can't accept the return.

Exchanges are not likely to be asked for the items I offer and I never had this happen too, but please, send me a message to discuss the problem.
Payment
Please, message me before you purchase, as I'm usually booked with orders for the next 2 - 3 months and I don't want to keep your money for that long.

For the bigger projects I usually ask for 50% down payment before starting them. If you change your mind and don't want the item anymore and if I didn't tailor it, I'll refund your money. If the item is already tailored and cut - sorry, I just can't refund. In any case - please, message me in time and we will discuss the problem.

I don't accept layaway (payment plan).
Shipping
All items in this shop are custom made and we have a working schedule, so please contact us to discuss the timing.

I ship my items traceable as small packages (if the package is up to 2 kg), with priority airmail. If you live in the US or Canada you should receive it in 10 - 15 days.

Shipping to Australia is at a higher cost, as the items have to be sent as bigger parcels in order to be traceable (they don't have the RI traceable system for smaller packages and the CP system is expensive).
For parcels to Australia the approximate arrival time is somewhat longer, 14- 20 days.

When I ship your parcel I'll send you the tracking number and a scanned copy of the shipping receipt, if you want it.

If the address of the shipment is different from the one in your PayPal account/Etsy payment account, please contact me before I ship the order.

If an item is lost (for all my over 680 sales I've had only 1 lost), please realize it is the fault of the post office. I'll fill a claim to the Bulgarian Post Office a month after the shipping date (they won't accept it earlier) and they are obliged to reply within 3 months. If the post office cannot find it, they will refund the value of the item. When I receive the money, I'll refund your purchase.

Shipping time is much longer around Christmas and Easter, please consider this. To avoid troubles I usually stop taking orders for Christmas which I can't ship before November 20th and for Easter - about a month earlier.
Additional policies and FAQs
All items in this shop are custom made and we have a working schedule, so please contact us to discuss the timing.