STRAPbyAlexander

Leather Artisan of Exclusive Accessories

Edmonton, Canada · 16 Sales

STRAPbyAlexander

Leather Artisan of Exclusive Accessories

Edmonton, Canada 16 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to STRAP, I'm Alexander Fleming, the owner and leather artisan of this shop. My commitment to you is selling EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS that are: hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-tooled, hand stained/dyed, & hand-stitched by me. Check back often, new items will be added of every type.

Whether it's a: guitar strap, cuff, belt, hair barrette, messenger bag/satchel, canine collar, jacket patch...I'm your guy for the job. Don't worry about coming up with any design, simply convo me with an idea or imagery you want & I'll turn it into your own personalized piece of wearable art. I stand behind my work 100% & your satisfaction with that work needs to be 100%. I won't accept anything less.

Sincerely,
Alexander.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 20, 2015

Welcome to STRAP, I'm Alexander Fleming, the owner and leather artisan of this shop. My commitment to you is selling EXCLUSIVE DESIGNS that are: hand-drawn, hand-carved, hand-tooled, hand stained/dyed, & hand-stitched by me. Check back often, new items will be added of every type.

Whether it's a: guitar strap, cuff, belt, hair barrette, messenger bag/satchel, canine collar, jacket patch...I'm your guy for the job. Don't worry about coming up with any design, simply convo me with an idea or imagery you want & I'll turn it into your own personalized piece of wearable art. I stand behind my work 100% & your satisfaction with that work needs to be 100%. I won't accept anything less.

Sincerely,
Alexander.

Alexander Fleming

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Alexander Fleming

Reviews

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Temple Peterson

Temple Peterson on Feb 8, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I had great service. The boyfriend loves the leather strap, will definitely be coming back!

Megan Bohdi Elizabeth McKinley-DeBorde
5 out of 5 stars

Alex, this is incredible! Honestly the best leather work I have ever seen! The quality is unsurpassed and the attention detail is superb! I absolutely LOVE all the touches you added to make this a one of a kind, gypsy-wanderer piece for me! I get stopped all the time by people marveling at the belt! Thank you so very much! I will be back soon to have you do another for me! Many many thanks! LOVE IT!!

Megan Bohdi Elizabeth McKinley-DeBorde
5 out of 5 stars

Artistry in vibrant perfection! I will shop no where else! Your vision and talent is of the highest standard and quality and I LOVE this!!!!!

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About

My passion for working with leather continues to push me to improve my skills and techniques on a daily basis.

My first encounter with leather work happened when I was employed at a residential drug & alcohol treatment centre back in 2003. Part of treatment for clients was learning healthy forms of recreation & leisure. The recreation therapists did many many activities with the clients, including running the large craft room. There, the clients could work with ceramics, traditional painting, and leather.

I worked as a Client Care Assistant, so a big part of my job was interacting with clients in a therapeutic way. A great way to do that was working on some leather right there with the clients. This was the first time I had the opportunity to work with leather and there was something about the physical interaction of taking a hammer and pounding on a stamping tool to make an impression in the leather. I became hooked, but had no idea how much I didn't know about this craft.

In the beginning I made thin bracelets for people I worked with as well as family and friends. All the work I did back then was with the stamping tools that anybody could purchase. My creativity allowed me to come up with many cool designs, but I was limited with the stamping tools I was using.

The big leap off the ledge came when I went to Tandy Leather in Edmonton around 2005 to purchase my own leather working tools. That was the beginning of using a swivel knife & bevelling tools to create whatever design I wanted. Through trial and error and experimentation, I've slowly taught myself the skills of leather working. I've been at it for thirteen years and still have so much to learn. My goal is to have a shop where people can find leather accessories of the highest quality in design and originality. I love doing custom requests, don't hesitate to convo me with any idea you may have.

Thanks for reading my story,
Alexander.

Shop members

  • Alexander Fleming

    Owner

Shop policies

Last updated on April 17, 2016
At STRAP, my philosophy is simple: Make truly unique custom pieces that require hours of work & skill to be realized. I love the constant challenge of coming up with my next design idea. Making you, the customer, absolutely satisfied with your purchase.
My concept of wearable leather art includes: cuffs, belts, guitar straps, dog collars, messenger/satchel bags, clutch bags, hair barrettes, & patches for vests/jackets.
I hope to do many custom pieces for people. It's similar to getting your own tattoo, whether you like: dragons, birds, fish, geisha girls, celtic, skulls, flames, angels, band logos, coat of arms, floral, henna, abstract, writing (in any font imaginable), flags, your pet, sports, basically A to Z.....I'M YOUR LEATHER ARTISAN FOR THE JOB.

Sincerely,
Alexander Fleming.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment is flexible with Direct checkout. It includes: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover,Apple Pay, Pay Pal...

Once payment is received your purchase will be mailed out to you immediately. The exception to this would be a custom order, which I start creating after your purchase. Length of time depends on the type of custom order I'm doing. I would give a time estimate when discussing the details of your custom order.
Shipping
I use Canada Post with tracking.

If you wanted an upgrade of shipping service, specify when purchasing. Cost would added to the purchase.

Any duties or taxes will be the responsibility of the customer (international).
Refunds and Exchanges
Exchanges could occur provided the item is not damaged in any way. Shipping costs could be split, depending on the situation

For custom orders, I would do everything in my power to make sure your satisfied with your purchase. Due to the unique details of a custom order & fit, returns/refunds/exchanges would need to be discussed in detail to help reach a resolution. I want every sale to be a very positive experience for the buyer, and I'm more than happy to resolve any issues in a fair reasonable manner.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If anyone is not happy with an item they purchase from my shop, please contact me to discuss. I want all customers to feel extremely happy with what I've made, nothing less.