TiVergy

Genuine leather craft studio

Kyiv, Ukraine 438 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (182)

TiVergy

Genuine leather craft studio

Kyiv, Ukraine | 438 Sales

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Tykhon Verygyn

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Tykhon Verygyn

Announcement    >> Leather handmade journals, notebooks, diaries, bound books, camera straps.
Vintage and modern designs. Personalized custom orders are WELCOME !

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Last updated on Jan 9, 2019

>> Leather handmade journals, notebooks, diaries, bound books, camera straps.
Vintage and modern designs. Personalized custom orders are WELCOME !

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About TiVergy

Sales 438
On Etsy since 2014

It began a long time ago. Very long time ago. A lifetime ago.

David. My grandfather was a shoemaker. He worked in the theater of opera and ballet. He created shoes for artists. The Marriage of Figaro, Aida, Tosca, Carmen, The Barber of Seville, Don Quixote, Boris Godunov, Rigoletto, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker. This is just a partial list of great works for which my grandfather sewed shoes to artists. Shoes, sewn with his hands, stood on the stages of many theaters around the world. He was talented and loved his job very much. Working with leather was his vocation. He had a small workshop in the theater building, an old sewing machine "Singer" and a set of tools for working with leather. But all the magic was done by his hands!

He was gone when I was 3 years old. In memory of him, I still have some old photos and a striking external resemblance to him, and of course, a lot of my mother’s stories about him. But even twenty years later, when I went to the Theater in which my grandfather worked, the few remaining employees who worked with him in those times said to each other: “Look, this is David’s grandson.”
I am proud of my grandfather!

I have always loved to do something with my own hands, mainly from wood. Only for myself or for my family and friends. But I never thought that the products created by my hands, will be able to bring me income.

By the age of 40, I tried myself in many areas. It was work in the bank, and at large industrial enterprises, and in the sphere of small business, and in online trading. One day, while looking for original paper notebooks for my online store, I accidentally stumbled upon a handmade leather notebook. Just a random photo, without the name of the master (I still keep it as a reminder of how it all began ... :) ) It was a real work of art! Thick leather, flower ornament, deep tooling, I have never seen and even more so, I did not hold anything like that in my hands! I had the idea to expand the range of my store with leather notebooks. Find something exclusive, "not like everyone else." But when I began to find out prices, I realized that every such work costs a fortune :). And I thought, what if I`ll try to do something like that by myself ... Of course, not such masterpieces, but gradually find my own style ... And I began to learn ...

For the first weeks I sat in front of the computer for 10-15 hours every day, soaking up like a sponge, all the possible information regarding working with leather, watching videos, reading articles, looking for suppliers of leather, chemistry, accessories, etc., all over the world. Attended exhibitions where they sold raw materials and finished products, met with the masters. In general, I am completely immersed in this wonderful world of creativity:).
I was fascinated by the process of turning a smooth piece of leather into another masterpiece of handmade craftsmanship! After three months of self-study, I decided that it was time to try to do something by myself ... To begin with, I bought an inexpensive set of the simplest tools, several types of dyes and finishes for leather and of course LEATHER:).
I immediately decided for myself that I would work only with high quality leather, and since a sheet of such leather is worth decent money, I bought a whole box of small pieces of such leather. Oh, how exciting it was to open this box, examine, feel, smell every piece of it ... And I began to try, experiment, study, and at the same time continue learning by myself (thanks to Google and Youtube).

I created my first notebook somewhere in half a year, after the start of my research. It was a notebook with a Sheridan style ornament (thanks to the many American masters, on whose videos I studied) ... September 2014 - I consider this date as the birth date of my brand name << TiVergy >> . By the way, somewhere in a year and a half I sold this notebook to a customer from Texas :).

Then there was the second, third ... tenth jornals. With each product I was more and more captured this process. I studied various techniques and methods of leather treatment, experimented with various colors and finishes, gradually acquired new tools (I bought some, I made some by myself), I equipped a small home creative studio. When I already had about two dozen finished works, I began to study the information where I can sell it. Unfortunately, in my country, most consumers are not used to treating handicrafts as something valuable and unique. This direction is just beginning to develop in our country. Therefore, I was originally focused on working with foreign customers. After some research, I realized that the best option for finding customers would be Etsy store. I am very glad that I chose this marketplace!
Thanks to the Etsy Team for the incredible work that they do for all sellers and buyers!

And now, after a few years, since I began this completely new and unpredictable stage in my life, I want to believe that my grandfather is proud of me at the moments of my success and helps to overcome difficulties, at the moments of failures!

Yours sincerely,
Tykhon Verygyn
<<TiVergy>>

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    Economist by education and craftsman by vocation :-)

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Last updated on Dec 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I love to work with custom orders, so don`t hesitate to contact me about your wishes and we`ll create together something special for you :)

Gift wrapping and packaging

Every order carefully packaging in craft paper and safe envelope, so your order will be delivered to you safely.

By your request I can add GIFT wrapping and greeting card, according with your wishes. Just let me know what you`d like to see.

Shipping

If item is ready to ship I will send it within 1-2 bussines days after payment confirmation.
If item is marked as made to order it will take more time. The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, please, look at individual items description.

I do not ship on Sundays.

I use the Etsy mailing address, please make sure it is correct.

I will let you know when your package is on the way. I will also send you a tracking number of your package.

Working during holidays

Before Christmas the delivery time growing up +10-15 days for all countries, because the post offices are very busy. After December 1,
I can not guarantee, that your purchase will be delivered earlier than Christmas.

Custom and personalized orders

All items must be returned in original conditions without any physical changes with all of its components.
I do not refund payment for delivery, only the cost of the product.

If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, contact me as soon as possible and we will resolve any problem.

If you wish to cancel transaction (not later than 24 hours after purchasing), please, note, that there is non-refundable 9% and Paypal fees (for USA - 1.9% + $ 0.30, other countries 2.9% + $ 0.30).

Custom and personalized orders

If you`ll order any personalization options or make a custom order I`ll ALWAYS send you photos of finished item, for your confirmation, before shipping it to you.