SkyPathDesign

Pat Halpen Leather purses handmade in the Finger Lakes

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

Announcement    Everything in my Shop is already made and Ready to Ship...EXCEPT FACE MASKS -Masks need an extra day or two or so for me to assemble.
PLEASE NOTE I DON’T DO ANY CUSTOM ORDERS!I only make my own Original Designs. I DONT DO REPAIRS AND I DONT TAKE RETURNS !


Most of my materials are Upcycled from a local Furniture Factory or Upholstery Shop-that includes most of my Leather (new, factory over-runs imported from Italy),all the Upholstery Tapestry (super quality Industrial Strength)and the Vegan Leather. The Batik is new(from local Mennonite Quilt Shops). My Zippers are custom made for me. I’m always on the hunt for interesting fabric,so sometimes a great piece can be found at a Garage Sale! I LOVE to not waste ANYTHING!

ABOUT SHIPPING; 99% of my Etsy packages have arrived safely. If you are concerned they won’t, you can buy extra shipping insurance. I never buy insurance myself-I have this odd habit of trusting the Universe. I’m sorry, but once I Post the package, I can no longer be responsible for it-it’s up to the Postal System (and the Universe)after that.

Woo-woo stuff:
Welcome to my Shop-coming to you from high on a windy hill in the beautiful Finger Lakes of New York State. We still have wild Nature here...the humans live far apart and the foxes, raccoons and bears live in between. Coyotes howl at night and the stars fill the sky down into the treetops.
The Milky Way is a river of light.
The distant horizon of hills fill the windows of my studio. Those windows are wide open whenever possible to bring in all that Life.

All of that wild nature goes into every piece I make-along with my own intense need to create beautiful things-and I hope you can feel that energy when you use one of my pieces.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 4, 2021

Everything in my Shop is already made and Ready to Ship...EXCEPT FACE MASKS -Masks need an extra day or two or so for me to assemble.
PLEASE NOTE I DON’T DO ANY CUSTOM ORDERS!I only make my own Original Designs. I DONT DO REPAIRS AND I DONT TAKE RETURNS !


Most of my materials are Upcycled from a local Furniture Factory or Upholstery Shop-that includes most of my Leather (new, factory over-runs imported from Italy),all the Upholstery Tapestry (super quality Industrial Strength)and the Vegan Leather. The Batik is new(from local Mennonite Quilt Shops). My Zippers are custom made for me. I’m always on the hunt for interesting fabric,so sometimes a great piece can be found at a Garage Sale! I LOVE to not waste ANYTHING!

ABOUT SHIPPING; 99% of my Etsy packages have arrived safely. If you are concerned they won’t, you can buy extra shipping insurance. I never buy insurance myself-I have this odd habit of trusting the Universe. I’m sorry, but once I Post the package, I can no longer be responsible for it-it’s up to the Postal System (and the Universe)after that.

Woo-woo stuff:
Welcome to my Shop-coming to you from high on a windy hill in the beautiful Finger Lakes of New York State. We still have wild Nature here...the humans live far apart and the foxes, raccoons and bears live in between. Coyotes howl at night and the stars fill the sky down into the treetops.
The Milky Way is a river of light.
The distant horizon of hills fill the windows of my studio. Those windows are wide open whenever possible to bring in all that Life.

All of that wild nature goes into every piece I make-along with my own intense need to create beautiful things-and I hope you can feel that energy when you use one of my pieces.

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About SkyPathDesign

Sales 4,143
On Etsy since 2016

Colorful Leather purses and jewelry handmade in the Finger Lakes

Everything in my shop is handmade by me in my home studio.
I use high quality cow hides tanned in Italy and the USA. My leather comes to me already dyed-and I prefer to work with jewel-tone Impressionist colors!
I add fabrics and embellishments to take each piece from being"just a leather bag"to being a little work of art.
The fabrics are mostly industrial quality upholstery fabric. To get just the right color combination, I may add jacquard-woven tapestry,handpainted batik,wool fabric that I handpaintt and felt,or wool fabric upcycled from used clothing(washed of course and often over-dyed).
I want the fabric to have the same weight and "stiffness"as the leather ,so I interline it if necessary.

When yarn or beads or flowers are added, they are carefully sewn on because I want you to enjoy your purse-I don't want those beads to come off!

My zippers are heavy duty nylon in colors to complement the bags and they are custom made just for me. They open and close smoothly and easily-to make using your bag a joy.

The tough metal hardware on my purses is all gold-tone.
BUT-my jewelry is another story... all my jewelry is silver tone!(If you're confused, I try to mention that with every item)

The inside of my bags and the inside pockets are made of the same material as the outside:leather on leather bags-upholstery fabric on the all-fabric styles I can't stand seeing a beautiful bag lined with low quality lining fabric!

I have made a LOT of purses-but each one is still important to me. They are made with care and attention and the breath of nature that surrounds my studio.
My life has always been devoted to making and promoting quality handcrafted items-the energy in a handmade item has a magic in it that you can never get with mass-produced consumer goods!!
I hope that my customers will feel the inspiration in every item and use them with great enjoyment.

If you need to return and item, please note that you must contact me within 3 days,and return it within 7. It must be in the same condition as when shipped-with the original paper tag still on it. Sorry but I do not refund your original shipping cost.

If you have a problem with an item after you have used it awhile, please contact me. I am constantly thinking"quality"when I make my products,and I want them to make you happy when you use them. If a problem occurs, I will try to help.I can replace broken strap hardware or re-sew beads or buttons(none of this is likely and it would be years from now if it's needed!) The repair would be free, but I must charge shipping.
My zippers are made for years of use,which has been proven by my many happy customers. I can't repair zippers,I do not have the right sewing machine for that. I can send you a replacement zipper free of charge(within 5 years of purchase)so you can have the repair done at a local shoe repair shop.

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  • Pat Halpen

    Owner, Designer Creator Marketer Curator Photographer

    I've always had this crazy idea that we could"save the world"by making art and everyone would stop buying mass-produced consumer goods and use only Handmade -Anyhow. When I step into my Studio each morning I can hardly wait to start making stuff...

  • Cathy

    Assistant

    Cathy and I have been friends since before our babies were born. She works one or two days a week- when I can get enough work ready for her! Our real work on the days we're together is figuring out why Life works the way it does.

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