BeZiArtfulDesigns

Fine HANDMADE Leather Masks and Accessories

New York, United States · 197 Sales

BeZiArtfulDesigns

Fine HANDMADE Leather Masks and Accessories

New York, United States 197 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(60)

Announcement   There is still time to order a custom leather piece for your special gift! I also have many unique bags, wallets, mason jar mugs and masks that are ready to ship!

Brand new products coming soon! Our Peacock journals will be joined by gorgeous peacock totes & handbags. The rugged American Bison "Indy" Bag is perfect for adventures or office. The "Mimi" Satchel in bold black and red leather. Big totes in supple waxed leather and cowhide.
And fringe... Oh, so very much fringe.... Urban fringe. Boho fringe. Cowgirl fringe.

Many of my masks are Ready to Ship. I use USPS Priority Mail so you get it fast. Add the Express Upgrade for even faster shipping!

Check out my new wallets, journals & bags!
International customers, please convo me for a shipping quote!

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 10, 2015

There is still time to order a custom leather piece for your special gift! I also have many unique bags, wallets, mason jar mugs and masks that are ready to ship!

Brand new products coming soon! Our Peacock journals will be joined by gorgeous peacock totes & handbags. The rugged American Bison "Indy" Bag is perfect for adventures or office. The "Mimi" Satchel in bold black and red leather. Big totes in supple waxed leather and cowhide.
And fringe... Oh, so very much fringe.... Urban fringe. Boho fringe. Cowgirl fringe.

Many of my masks are Ready to Ship. I use USPS Priority Mail so you get it fast. Add the Express Upgrade for even faster shipping!

Check out my new wallets, journals & bags!
International customers, please convo me for a shipping quote!

Renee Bennett

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Renee Bennett

Hammered Leather Armor Mask in Steel
US$75.00
Leather Splicer inspired Distressed Owl Mask
US$245.00
Hammered Leather Armor Mask in Antique Bronze
US$75.00
Stingray Leather Mask in Burgundy
US$180.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(60)
Tiffany

Tiffany on Jul 13, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

Shipping was much longer than expected but she did ok with communicating with me and the product is truly beautiful! The workmanship is really gorgeous and it smells so good! It's a good product for sure. She is very talented..

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bluerain1978

bluerain1978 on Jun 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! 5 stars doesn't do this mask justice! Fits perfectly, looks beautiful. Very happy with this purchase. Worth every penny!

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About

Handmaking in America

I bought my first leather hide a little over three years ago with the intention of building a better handbag. I had become frustrated when the strap of my lovely, pricey, department store handbag broke clean off two months after purchase. Turns out it was NOT leather and was made in China! At the same time, my husband lost his job due to outsourcing to Mexico. I'm one of those girls who feels the need to do something, so rather than sitting around wringing my hands with worry, I taught myself leatherworking. Even though that first hide was purchased to make bags, I was first inspired to make masks.

My leather masks combine traditional leather carving with sculpture and are fine art. Each mask is designed, hand cut, hand carved, hand tooled, hand sculpted and hand painted by me. Not mass produced in an offshore factory. Most of my designs are done directly on the leather and then I make a pattern. If I like the final product, I may make it again. I absolutely love creating custom masks, so feel free to ask. In case you're wondering where I got my art degree, I have never taken an art class in my entire life.

My line of bags, journals and wallets has the same fine attention to detail as the masks with features most people who carry a bag really want. You'll never find a fabric lining in a BeZi leather bag, because I have nothing to hide. Each piece is cut by hand. Each hole is hand punched. They are hand stitched using traditional saddle making stitches or hand laced with the finest leather lacing. Many BeZi bags have a vintage feel, some are definitely bohemian, while others have an urban edge, but they're all American Classics. BeZi wallets and journals are hand crafted to stand the test of time as well. They'll all age gracefully and will gain character, rather than deteriorate.

I prefer to use leather that has what others define as flaws. I don't call them flaws, I call them life marks. Look at it this way-- it is the skin of a cow. That cow lived, scraped up against fences, got bug bites, maybe even gave birth. That leads to scars and stretch marks. I purchase some hides just because they have cool looking brands. I even bought one with a huge scar from an obvious surgery. I also love American Bison leather. I find a lot of character in these thick, soft hides. But my favorite is vegetable tanned leather, so I can stain, oil and apply my own special beeswax finish. I use stains that contain waxes so I can enhance the life marks instead of covering them up. This means that each bag is unique. Like me. Like you. Original.

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  • Renee

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Artist

    Welcome to BeZi Artful Designs! I'm an artist, mask maker, leather accessory and handbag creator. I've always created things by hand... from jewelry to wedding invitations. Read on to learn more about how I do True Handmade!

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Last updated on March 23, 2015

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover through Paypal.
Shipping
I ship US Postal Service Priority Mail so your mask will arrive as quickly as possible.I include some color coordinated tissue and a snazzy black BeZi shopping bag to make gift wrapping easy!
Refunds and Exchanges
Masks are not returnable due to health codes.
I will gladly monogram or personalize your journal, wallet or bag! Please be aware that once your item has been monogrammed per your instructions, it cannot be returned.