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Q: How do I tell if something is Hand Tooled vs embossed?
*Embossing is done by taking a metal plate with an image on it and pressing it with a lot of force onto a piece of damp leather. The leather dries and holds the shape or image.
*Tooling or carving is actually cutting into the leather and sculpting it with a variety of tools (swivel knife, beveler, seeder, mule foot, pear shader, etc). It is a much more labor intensive process, requiring an artisan's eye and experience to produce a favorable result.
*You can tell the difference between embossing and carving by closely examining the indentation around the image. If you see pattern marks (waffle,crosshatch), or a darker, burnished appearance, then it's probably handmade. Essentially, look for little tells like scuffs or slight variations in the design. I like to think of the imperfections as character marks. :) A terrific site with picts of the various stages of leather carving is

Q: Can I get a different image on your stuff?
A: You sure can. Just attach the picture in a convo or email it to me at worldleathercraft [!at]

Q: How much does a different picture cost?
A: If it is something with quite a bit of detail it can cost up to $15 more per image. If it is a pretty simple image like a symbol, it is free of charge.

Q: What is the difference between the soft lined wallet and the veg tan lined wallet?
A: The soft lined wallet is made of pigskin which has a more cloth like feel. It can hold up to 12 cards and has 2 compartments for cash. It takes more time to make this type of lining than the veg tanned one so it costs a bit more. The veg tan lined wallet's interior is cowhide which is stiffer. It holds 4 - 8 credit cards (8 will be a squeeze until the leather stratches) and does not have the extra divider in the cash pocket and costs less.

Q: Do you do monogramming and how much is it?
A: Yes I sure do. Cost is determined by the number of letters. If it is just initials, or a short message (10 letters) it's free. Longer messages will be an extra $5.

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I make custom crafted, unique leather items that are hand stamped or carved. All hand stitched! Each item is an original. I make a wide variety of items so you never know what you will find here. I can say that with confidence since i never know what I am going to be inspired to create. Each item has an original design. I make things just for the fun of creating. The items I make take hours of work but it is part of my zen experience. I pop in an audiobook to listen to and start working. Sometimes I am very pleased with the result (those are the ones you will find here!) and sometimes I have to tell myself it’s all part of the learning experience (those are the ones I give away to friends and family!) Just know that as I work, I am being supervised by several cats (Hiro, Mimi, and Buddy-thankfully, not all at the same time) , who somehow manage to sleep on my work table as I pound and carve.

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