Handmade Leather Goods & Other Oddities

Ventura, California

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

Announcement    Adult and other leather goods, unique oddities and bizarre curiosities. Browse our shop to find that one-of-a-kind piece that you've been longing for, or have us create something custom just for you.


Last updated on Aug 19, 2021

Adult and other leather goods, unique oddities and bizarre curiosities. Browse our shop to find that one-of-a-kind piece that you've been longing for, or have us create something custom just for you.



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American Ruin

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American Ruin


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5 out of 5 stars
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"Down to our last handful of black and burgundy leather for our mini spanking paddle straps, personalized mini, or Holy Trinity. Get 'em while you can!"
"Guess what?! Our new Smooth Marbled leather can be personalized. This leather comes in Oxblood (shown), blue and tan."
"Thanks for the kind words! ★★★★★ \"Quality exceeded expectations. Surprisingly versatile in sensation intensity. The sound of this implement definitely adds to the effect ;). #bdsmstrap #bdsmdiscipline #bdsmleather"
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About AmericanRuin

Sales 2,337
On Etsy since 2012

From Rags to RUIN

Welcome to American Ruin! We offer an eclectic array of oddities as well as handmade leather novelties that range between the simple and utilitarian to the beautifully bizarre.

American Ruin focuses on making high quality leather items, unique bone jewelry and other oddities, and providing five star customer service.

Following our Native American traditions, we strive to be as green as possible. Along with the many re-purposed and up-cycled items found in our shop, we also use recycled materials for packaging and shipping whenever possible. With our taxidermy items, all bones and fur are collected cruelty free from animals that passed prior to acquisition. Just as our ancestors have done for centuries, every part of an animal is used, transformed into its next state of being.

We love a challenge! If you have a special request, by all means inquire within. We will do our best to make your vision a reality.


Shop members

  • Mr. & Mrs. Graves

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    At AmericanRuin, we enjoy the darker things in life. A small town Husband & wife team, we find beauty in the unusual and macabre. We love experimenting with found objects, bones, fur and leather in all colors, shapes and sizes.

  • Badger


    Badger is our first American Ruin apprentice. They came to AmericanRuin after purchasing many items and wanting to learn more about leather craft. Badger will be at WasteLand Weekend along with us selling our American Ruin items at BarterTown.

  • Dylan


    Dylan has worked with American Ruin in an assistant role, helping sell at special events locally, as well as assisting with some leather dying, jewelry making and modeling. And yes, she is mega cute. And yes, she is quite taken.

Production partners

  • A Print Shop

    NY, United States

    Gooten produces and ships products with artwork designed by us at American Ruin.

Shop policies

Last updated on December 19, 2020
Leather novelties, taxidermy, repurposed items. Browse our shop for unique curiosities and find that one-of-a-kind piece that you've been longing for - or have us create it for you! At American Ruin, we love custom orders, so please message us with the item of your dreams and we'll do our best to make it a reality.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We stand behind our creations and our customers. If there is something wrong with your item, please let us know ASAP so we can correct it.

If an item arrives damaged from shipping, or if the package never arrives, contact us so we can assist you in filing a simple claim. If it was mailed USPS Priority, the insurance will cover up to $100.

Items sent via INTERNATIONAL First Class are now covered by Etsy International insurance!
We accept all major credit cards, PayPal, Gift Certificates and BARTERS! (Message me with any barter requests).
FREE SHIPPING!!! We are happy to provide free First Class shipping in the US for all our items. All packages are shipped discretely.

All international shipments are made via USPS International First Class, unless other arrangements are made. International custom forms will read "leather belt" for mature leather items.

At American Ruin, we're YUGE Green Advocates and do our best to use recycled materials for labels and packaging. We even use upcycled items in many of our creations!
Additional policies and FAQs
We love custom orders! Whether variations on our current products or entirely new designs, we'll work with you to get it exactly how you want it. Contact us to get started!