TwoCopperSparrows

Handcrafted Leather handbags, accessories, and jewelry

Grand Rapids, Michigan | 315 Sales

TwoCopperSparrows

Handcrafted Leather handbags, accessories, and jewelry

Grand Rapids, Michigan 315 Sales On Etsy since 2017

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Announcement   My shop will be going under a transformation for the next few months! Stay tuned for new handbags, jewelry and home line coming in early 2019!! I will be phasing out some of my designs, so get them while there here!


****Attention*** I will be taking orders for handbags until November 23rd and will not be able to take anymore after that so I am able to ship them in time for Christmas. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown me over the last year. Much love! Angie :)


Since each hide of leather has it's own personality, there will be some variation in your unique piece from my shop. Also, since I hand cut, skive and sew each piece of leather, my bag sizes are approximate, give or take 1/4". That makes it one of a kind and no one will have the same piece as you! Just think, there is not another one like it on this planet!!

Also, all my totes and handbags come with a lifetime guarantee free of defects of craftsmanship or faulty material. Normal wear is not covered, but contact me if I can repair it for a small fee. This warranty does not cover misuse or abuse.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 6, 2018

My shop will be going under a transformation for the next few months! Stay tuned for new handbags, jewelry and home line coming in early 2019!! I will be phasing out some of my designs, so get them while there here!


****Attention*** I will be taking orders for handbags until November 23rd and will not be able to take anymore after that so I am able to ship them in time for Christmas. Thank you for all the love and support you have shown me over the last year. Much love! Angie :)


Since each hide of leather has it's own personality, there will be some variation in your unique piece from my shop. Also, since I hand cut, skive and sew each piece of leather, my bag sizes are approximate, give or take 1/4". That makes it one of a kind and no one will have the same piece as you! Just think, there is not another one like it on this planet!!

Also, all my totes and handbags come with a lifetime guarantee free of defects of craftsmanship or faulty material. Normal wear is not covered, but contact me if I can repair it for a small fee. This warranty does not cover misuse or abuse.

Angela Sist

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About

We are worthy

Two Copper Sparrows is based out of Rockford, Michigan. I am the sole owner, operator, designer. Since launching my shop in August 2017, I have had to add additional help, which is a good thing. They are my very good friends whom I met in a bible study 3 years ago. Still, every cut of leather and paper, every stitch sewn, every hardware installed, is done by myself or Laura.

I have also developed a line of leather jewelry, notebook covers customized atlas pendants.

I developed a love of leather at a very young age. My aunt, Marie Rivers, owns a clog factory in Chisago City, MN named Sven's Clogs(www.svensclogs.com). I would visit her from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and just be in awe of her sewing. I would walk into her shop and breathe the leather scent in, watch the needle feverishly making stitches and my aunt move from one peice of leather to another not taking her eyes off the machine. A sort of grace, I would say. During those times, I knew one day that I wanted to work with leather, but thought the idea was foolish, stuffed that dream down, never told anyone.
Also when I was younger, I was fascinated by unique custom jewelry. I liked the fact that now one else has that piece and it has a special significance to the person wearing it.

I met my husband, Jason, and have two little girls, Abby and Allison. After each of my pregnancies I struggled with post partum depression. It was such a lonely time, but with help from the Mother and Baby program in Grand Rapids, I have been healing.
I needed an new hobby, because my old hobbies didn't fit in with having small children, so I thought about sewing. My friend Laura sews, so I asked her and she taught me how to cut fabric and basic stitching. Come to find out, I was pretty good. As I was learning how to sew, my thoughts came back to my aunt who just zipped away at sewing leather for her clogs and how much I yearned to work with leather. My aunt sent me scraps and taught myself how to work with it. I learned how to skive, what glue worked the best, which thread, needle size, what type of leather works better with different goods and accessories.

She also gifted me Lucille, a 1960's industrial leather sewing machine. She was so intimidating when I first sat down to run my first stitch, as I was used to my little home sewing machine. She definitely took me for a ride those first couple of times, but now we are in a good place.

Because of my own journey with post partum depression and PTSD, a portion of my proceeds will be donated to organizations helping people who suffer post traumatic stress syndrome and post partum/pre natal depression. I came up with the name Two Copper Sparrows from Matthew 10 29:31 " Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." I want people who are suffering from any type of mental health issues, to know that you are worthy. You are enough. You can and you will.

So this is my story, and my shop. I will work hard to create a custom piece just for you and if you are unhappy, let me know what I can do to make it right. Thanks for stopping by and please, if you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me.

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  • Angela Sist

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Hello! My name is Angela and I am looking forward to working with you and making you a custom piece. Part of my proceeds will go to organizations helping people with post traumatic stress disorder and post partum/pre natal depression.

  • Lucille

    Assistant

    My buddy ❤️

  • Laura Runnals

    Assistant

    Laura is a good friend of mine, who actually introduced me to sewing! Now that I have gotten a little busier, I do need more help. She helps sews the gift bags, embroiders, cut leather and most importantly, moral support!

  • Ashley Clark

    Photographer

    Ashley, is another good friend, who is a talented photographer and takes product photos of some of my listings.

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