RinusLeatherworks

Leather items created for geeks by geeks!

Orange, California

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    Usual Reminders😊
We create our items mostly from scratch and can take between 5 days to 3 WEEKS to complete (depending on items), then ship.
Due to current world wide events, shipping might be delayed.

Thank you!

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 2, 2021

Usual Reminders😊
We create our items mostly from scratch and can take between 5 days to 3 WEEKS to complete (depending on items), then ship.
Due to current world wide events, shipping might be delayed.

Thank you!

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Mark Rinus

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Mark Rinus

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About RinusLeatherworks

Sales 374
On Etsy since 2019

Hello and welcome to Rinus Leatherworks!

Let me tell you a little bit of why I opened this shop.

First, I must tell you that I love most things fantasy. This includes many fandoms, such as; Star Wars, Harry Potter, Dungeons and Dragons, renaissance fairs, anime and so much more. I spend the weekends playing D&D, boards games, and hiking with my family and friends. This brings me to the reason why I stared this Etsy shop.

As a fire academy student and a wildland firefighter I spent many days and night away from my family. I rushed from one emergency to another during the scorching California summers, missing time from my wife, first born, and my newborn. I quickly began to look for a new way to spend quality time with my family and share with my two children my passion for fantasy. This is when I started my leatherworking.

My first piece of work was armor for my son for our upcoming renaissance fair. We looked for something that would be easy to put on and take off, light enough to be worn for long hours and something other than just basic colors. I decided to make it for him as both a bonding experience with my son and a way to become a crafter.

Once at the renaissance fair, he LOVED every minute of it. To him it was not just a dragon scale outfit, but instead he was a warrior getting ready to rescue the princess. Characters at the fair addressed him as a squire or a warrior in training. He saw it all in a new light and I realized that the outfit I had created for him gave him the ability to fit right in, to him it was magical. This led me to share this sort for passion to others.

I began to work on my skills and created other nerdy items for my friends and family. Soon I was told that my pieces helped them attend fairs and or cosplay as another character, giving them confidence and the ability to escape into another time and place in a story. They became part of what they were passionate about and admire. After knowing how my son and my customers felt I decided to pass this experience to the customers of Etsy.

I take great pride in my work and am proud to say it is all made by me. Yes, I cut the leather, sew it, dye it, and assemble it from my home. It gives me that ability to help you escape to a fantasy place or just help you have a better gaming experience.

*Disclaimer*
Everything I work on is handmade and it means that no two pieces will ever be the exactly the same in size or color. Each of the items you receive from me will be unique.
I don’t have much pre-made since I like to customize the orders to make sure each and every customer is satisfied with their experience.
Like what you see but want it a little different please feel free to ask! Questions are always welcomed!😄

Thank you for checking us out!
Rinus Leatherworks.

Shop members

  • Mark Rinus

    Owner, Creator

    Main Geek leather worker

  • Elva Rinus

    Assistant, Owner

    Apprentice leather worker and geeky wife

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Nov 11, 2020
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We offer more colors of thread and dye that aren't often posted. Please ask to see whats available.

What type of leather do you use?

We mostly use full grain, genuine, vegetable tanned leather. It is very sturdy and customizable. It can also create a beautiful patina.

Can you laser something?

Yes! Our leather can be lasered and we love doing it. Please send us a message with an idea before purchasing to make sure it can be done.