MadeOfLeather

MADE OF LEATHER

Sofia, Bulgaria · 570 Sales

MadeOfLeather

MADE OF LEATHER

Sofia, Bulgaria 570 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(242)

Shop owner

Iliana

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Announcement   Thanks for visiting! Before you purchase, PLEASE DROP A LINE to discuss your design, ideas and the time-frame of your project. I'm fully booked until end of JANUARY 2017 already. All listings are of 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 construct every item to last you a lifetime and to be a treasured heirloom.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 17, 2016

Thanks for visiting! Before you purchase, PLEASE DROP A LINE to discuss your design, ideas and the time-frame of your project. I'm fully booked until end of JANUARY 2017 already. All listings are of 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 construct every item to last you a lifetime and to be a treasured heirloom.

Iliana

Contact shop owner

Iliana

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(242)
jrodgers04

jrodgers04 on Dec 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

What an amazing item! The workmanship is amazing, and the process to come up with a custom quiver just as we wanted was easy to do.

Obéline B

Obéline B on Nov 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Un superbe travail, merci encore pour ce lot chaleureux et féminin. Le carquois tien très bien dans le dos.

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tinarngarland

tinarngarland on Nov 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love my prescription pad holder. Made exactly the way I asked. The color is beautiful! It fits perfectly in my lab coat pocket!!! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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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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Shop members

  • 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 May 12, 2016
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

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
Please, message 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. I ask for 50% advanced payment when I start working on your project.

The preferred payment method is through PayPal, however bank transfer is also an option. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact me first.

But you can pay with your credit card even if you don't have a PayPal account. Please read more about this here:

http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361?ref=help_search_result

Here you can read how to purchase an item:

http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339?ref=help_search_result
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- 16 days.

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

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

If an item is lost (for all my over 235 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 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.
Refunds and Exchanges
On June 13 2014, new regulations will take effect in the European Union.

Under the EU’s previous distance-selling laws, buyers had the right to return certain products within seven days for any reason. The new regulations expand the return window to 14 days after receipt of the goods. Within that time frame, buyers can change their minds and return products without providing a reason. This rule does NOT apply to CUSTOM-MADE products and certain perishable goods.

All my items are custom-made and before executing them, 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.
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.