Final Friday event 9/30

I will be the featured artist at the Spenard Final Friday event at Bella Boutique in Spenard on September 30, 5:00-8:00pm.  We’ll have champagne and baked goods.  This is my first event; so I hope you can make it!  RSVP on Facebook and bring your Christmas list!  You know it’s never too early to plan special gifts for friends and loved ones.  I have been working furiously on a broad range of items I’ve been too busy to even list, including journals, adorable folding keyrings you can carry photos in, cool privacy luggage tags, watchbands, large belt bags that’ll hold all the things, iPhone 6+ cases, and a whole lot more — plus the satchel and tote bag I won awards for at the recent Alaska State Fair!  I will also be carrying some brand-new hand-drawn items from The Basement Dilettante.


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Veg-Tan Cowhide Satchel

This satchel is hand-drawn, hand-cut, hand-punched, and hand-sewn. No sewing machine used. Made from 4/5 oz. veg tan cowhide with a 5/6 oz. strap, conditioned before and after construction with glycerin saddle soap (should be cleaned and conditioned periodically with same).  This particular satchel is entered in the Alaska State Fair exhibits and will be available on 9/6/16.


PLEASE NOTE: This item is also made to order and can be brown or black.  If you would like to order brown or black, please see separate made-to-order listing. Great for business people, travelers, and scholars.  Thank you!

As always, you can find me on Facebook and browse my Etsy shop.

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New custom belt bag

Just finished this custom belt bag in organic leather, with an embroidered “listen to your heart” patch and a charm featuring antique hearts from my grandmother’s necklace, a white stone skull bead, and a handmade polymer clay calavera with red heart on its forehead and red Swarovski crystal eyes, made in Scotland.

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Spring Sale! 25% off

Now through May 31, 2016, take 25% off anything in my Etsy shop with coupon code SpringFever16!  I dropped some prices too!



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Deer hide totem bag

Recently I was honored to be asked to make this deer hide totem bag necklace to commemorate the passing of a beloved 16-year-old cat and hold mementos, including some of his ashes. Annie’s Arts and Follies made the silver moniker tag.


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Handmade Leather Growler Holder in Cowhide

My version of a growler holder in unsealed cowhide. Shortie handle with a hand-sewn strap cushion to carry it at your side and a snapping strap to keep the bottle secure. If you want one, I’ll make them on demand, with personalization of name or initials, starting at $35. As I fine-tune the design, the final product may vary a bit. For now, I’m testing it out on my other half. Contact me, please.  Soon to be available on a made-to-order basis in my Etsy shop!


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New ready made products in moose, deer, and cow hide

I’ve had some products in work for awhile and have just had an opportunity to get them listed in my Etsy shop.  Use coupon code 25PERCENTOFF before December 31 for 25% off any item over $10.00!  These are one of a kind and certified Made in Alaska.  More finished pieces to come soon, and I am actively working on and experimenting with several new items.

Rustic moose and deer hide belt bag with metal link belt:


Crocheted skull and skull and crossbones cutout in organic eco-leather:


Crystal rivet swirl keyfob:


Black crystal rivets and gear stamps keyfob:


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Rage City Rollergirls silent auction Oct. 10

I just finished five fun keyfobs for the Rage City Rollergirls Black Eye & Tie silent auction fundraiser at House of Harley-Davidson on Spenard on October 10, 2015.  Retail prices range from $8-11.  From left to right, Broken Heart leather keyfob with concho and recycled red leather heart; Flaming Dice leather keyfob with concho and punched stars; Skull Cameo leather keyfob; Silver Gear leather keyfob; Rose and Stars leather keyfob with iridescent crystal rivets.  You can buy tickets to the event HERE.


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Love journal

I just finished and mailed off this love journal for a young couple who live in Japan.  It has lined pages for writing, blank pages for drawings, and a zipper pouch and slots for mementos.

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Rocking Horse Resto

I was fortunate to be asked to do a bit of restoration on this family rocking horse, long handed down. I made new ears out of moose hide, fashioned a seat out of a recycled jacket sleeve, and created a cow hide initial tag for the new 1 1/2-year-old owner. Every cowboy needs a brand, right?

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