Hopper Leather

Santa Barbara, California · 96 Sales


Hopper Leather

Santa Barbara, California 96 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Handsome, handmade, useful leather stuff created in California. Accessories occult and nerdy, specializing in card cases and book covers. My day job doesn't leave me time to do custom work anymore, but if you must have something you can always ask.


Last updated on Jul 6, 2016

Handsome, handmade, useful leather stuff created in California. Accessories occult and nerdy, specializing in card cases and book covers. My day job doesn't leave me time to do custom work anymore, but if you must have something you can always ask.

O. Hopper Duncan

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O. Hopper Duncan


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
The Reader

The Reader on Sep 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

All the stars! If I could give this more than 5 stars I would. I love this item. The leather is soft yet strong. The suede is plush and feels great as I tuck my iPad (pro 9.7)in it. My pen fits snugly to the side and I love the colors choosen. This item is exquisite in person. The presentation was outstanding it felt like a gift. The wrapping was fab! I actually have only seen this type of wrapping done by Neiman Marcus. The Runestone history is what lured me in. I love history and mythology so much. This was a fantastic find. This item comes with a hefty price tag but I found it to be understood as this item left me * speechless* I will cherish it forever.

Nora Tysnes

Nora Tysnes on Mar 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fast shipping and production time, very pretty packaging and the seller kept me updated every step on the way. Recommended!

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I am a California native with six years of the Midwest grafted on.

I find it satisfying to make things with my hands, and I prefer leather for its practical qualities as well as its tactile ones. It feels great, it looks great, and it even smells great. Like a fine wine, it only gets better over time, and it's a byproduct. How many materials can boast all of that?


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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Leatherworker

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2016
Welcome to my shop! Stay awhile and peruse the goods. But before you buy, get acquainted with all the details behind the service.

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
This shop accepts major credit cards, Etsy gift cards and Paypal.
Every piece is wrapped with care in custom gift wrap before being packaged for shipping. I use as much recycled material as I can in gift wrap and packaging.

Domestically I ship First-Class Parcel, Standard Post, or Flat Rate Priority (depending on the size and weight of the package) with the United States Postal Service, always with tracking and insurance. Outside of the US, I ship Priority International with added insurance, a rate that automatically includes some tracking information.

I will ship overseas, but please be aware that customs offices can detain innocent packages for weeks at a time. It’s rare, but it does happen, so plan accordingly if you’re purchasing something for a time-sensitive occasion. Any fees applied by customs offices in the destination country are the buyer’s responsibility.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please measure carefully and purchase accordingly to ensure a good fit. If you’re concerned that a piece you like won’t fit, just contact me (hopperleather@gmail.com) to have one made to order in your size, at the same price. A little forethought is in your best interest, because while I am happy to exchange a piece for one that fits (if you can send it back within five business days of receiving it), in case of such an exchange the customer must be responsible for absorbing all associated postage cost. So be thoughtful and take a moment to measure before you buy.

In the unlikely event that you are unsatisfied with a piece you have purchased and send it back to me in its original condition, postmarked within five business days of your receiving it, I will refund the price of the item, including the original postage cost. However, a work which is the result of a custom design for you (not just a custom size) cannot be returned or refunded. So be sure you really want those gauntlets with flaming smurfs before you ask for them.
Additional policies and FAQs

BELTS: You can get a pretty accurate measurement if you wrap a measuring tape through the beltloops of a pair of pants you plan to wear with your custom belt, while you're wearing said pants.

BRACELETS: When making a wrist measurement for a bracelet, if you are buying a bracelet that’s very wide (like the Celtic Knot Buckle Bracelet, at 2.75 inches wide), be sure to measure high enough on your forearm, since you know that a bracelet that’s 2.75 inches wide will go at least that far up your arm!


Leather is pretty darn durable, but it will develop a changing patina with age. Parts of a piece may become rougher or softer with time, according to patterns of use. This is part of its charm as a natural material.

However, if you find that the hardware unexpectedly fails, or you experience some other unforeseen deterioration in the course of normal wear and tear, please contact me to discuss possible repairs. I’m interested in making stuff that endures well, and it’s my pleasure to learn how to make my work perform its best over time.

That said, use common sense. “Normal wear and tear” does not involve rodeo stunts or motorcycle accidents. Avoid splashing or soaking your leather with liquids, dragging it through anything that will embed itself in the crevices of handcarved work, or abrading it with anything nasty ‘n’ rough. If you are going to condition or treat your leather item with any leather conditioner, cleaner, or waterproofer, choose a product which won't alter the color and finish, and even with such a product, be sure to test it on an inconspicuous area first. Do this only at your own risk. Personally, I have come to trust Bickmore's Bick 4 Leather Conditioner, which I use to condition full-grain leather surfaces.