WholeGrainFlair

Unique leather accessories personalized and geometric

Phoenix, Arizona · 371 Sales

WholeGrainFlair

Unique leather accessories personalized and geometric

Phoenix, Arizona 371 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner Dear lovely customers:
My attention has been pulled to my second shop over at regrainstudio.etsy.com .
I sincerely appreciate your support over here at Whole Grain Flair and would not be starting a new chapter with out all of the experience I received here.
I hope you stop over so that I may serve you in a different capacity!
Sincerely, Lora B. of Whole Grain Flair

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 7, 2016

Dear lovely customers:
My attention has been pulled to my second shop over at regrainstudio.etsy.com .
I sincerely appreciate your support over here at Whole Grain Flair and would not be starting a new chapter with out all of the experience I received here.
I hope you stop over so that I may serve you in a different capacity!
Sincerely, Lora B. of Whole Grain Flair

Lora Barnhiser

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Lora Barnhiser

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ricki uster

ricki uster on Jul 28, 2015

4 out of 5 stars

Leather pieces are very pretty

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson on Jul 28, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for the amazing Tag Necklace and for accommodating my custom request.

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About

Whole Grain Flair sprung from the eclectic lifestyle of Lora Barnhiser.

One day, I sat down in my studio to create a leather pendant for myself. I returned the next day and the next. Before I realized it, I had created more than I would ever need. I decided to re-open my etsy shop so that I could share my pendants with the world!
(In a not too far-off life, I created drawings for my etsy shop. Something I still enjoy along with many other artistic forms.) I now also have a second etsy shop for my illustrations :
ThePaintedGrain.etsy.com

About the process:
Click on the "blog" link to the right to see a quick stop-motion video of my studio in process--->

When I go into my studio, I usually don’t have anything in mind to create. I look at my leather scraps and let them speak to me. Often I can begin to see a shape in the edges of a scrap. I go from there snipping and cutting away. The few times I do have something in mind, the plan usually takes a u-turn and goes about the journey on it’s own way. I’ve always enjoyed puzzles and building things. This is probably why creating the shapes and fitting them together is so fulfilling. I never know what will come from my studio time!

Photographing the work I create has been almost as fun as creating the items. I love seeing my work through the lens of the camera. It is very exciting, because when I view it that way, I’m seeing it through your eyes.

About the artist:
I grew up in a small country town and was always surrounded by nature. My playmates were mostly rough and tumble boys, and so even though I’m harmless, I always have admired a tough looking female. As a girl, I was shy and the image of a strong woman has usually been not far off in my mind. This is probably why my favorite Halloween costume is a biker! I love the powerful feeling when I wear my black leather boots and jacket.

For me, leather has always been the perfect symbol for toughness. It seems to stand the test of time. No other material has the perfect balance of nature and butt kick.

My style and artistic influences are many. They include:
*Nature (Growing up in nature, and living a life of hiking and camping.)
*My time as an Art student (Bachelor of Fine Arts- Bowling Green State University)
*The many music festivals and concerts my husband and I attend. (I have always been drawn to the earthy wares that I see men and women sporting as they jam to their favorite tunes.
*My students (I am a full time Art teacher. The diversity of my students and their many artistic styles never cease to inspire and amaze me.)
*My life here in the beautiful desert of Phoenix. (Frank Lloyd Wright is a prominent historical figure in this area. His work aligns with many of my ideas.)

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  • Lora Barnhiser

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I find leather to be an interesting mix of earthy elegance and rustic butt-kick.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 3, 2015
Greetings! Thanks for checking into my policies. Feel free to convo me if you have any questions.

Accepted payment methods

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  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
I accept payment through pay-pal, credit cards and etsy gift cards.
If you like and message 'Whole Grain Flair" on Facebook, I will send you a promo code for 10% off.
Shipping
Your item will be shipped in a secure water-tight bag tucked safely in an envelope with strong cardboard to support it.
Items are shipped via USPS using etsy shipping. Shipping in the USA will have a tracking number included. Message me if you would like to use a different method.

International does not include a tracking number and is only available for jewelry/ small pieces. Please let me know if you would like a tracking number and would need to pay for customs fees. I will reserve your item and look up the information for you.

After shipping, if I discover I have over charged you by any amount over a dollar, I will refund you the balance. I do not intend to profit from shipping.

What the cost covers:
Tracking and postage
Shipping materials
The time spent packaging and delivering to post office or drop box
The gas spent delivering to post office or drop box

Please allow all orders from 1- 3 business days before shipping on a regular item. (I tend to get them out in 1 to 2 days.)
I will get custom orders ready as soon as possible. Most often they are ready to be shipped with in 2-3 additional business days. Message me for further questions.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will happily refund your money if your item arrives damaged, or you are somehow displeased with the quality. I want to make sure you are completely satisfied with my artwork!
I only ask that you pay to have it shipped back to my studio.
Additional policies and FAQs
If ordering a personalized item, please keep in mind that I only have letters and numbers available to me in the font shown. I can get creative with a few shapes, however I don't have many punctuation marks.