The most exciting project of the year was these hand-cut, hand-punched, hand-stitched, hand-painted saddlebags that won me third place in the Alaska State Fair in the leather category. Sweet! I made them with copper rivets and heavy-duty black grommets, along with two cool antique copper cart buckles I got from a Wyoming tack seller. Below is a photo of one side. The other doesn’t have any painted elements, just cool range scars and a brand. I have some copper Dee rings to add, and then I will post them for sale in my Etsy shop.
This summer I made a custom wristband for a customer that she’s always wanted: black stoned oil cowhide with two rows of line 24 snaps. Simple and strong design.
I also made a spooky purple skull cameo wristband that’s available in my Etsy shop.
For Tides & Time Tattoos by Shelly V, whose shop is steampunk-themed, I made a collection of keyfobs to sell. She and her staff loved them so much that they kept most of them for themselves!
Last night I delivered 15 more handmade luggage tags and 20 keyfobs to Bella Boutique for the big day: her 10th anniversary party TODAY! These items are ready to pick up for your favorite snarky traveler. Check out the Facebook event!
Stop by for FREE chair massages from 12-4, sweet treats, and sales all day:
11-11:30am – 20% off the entire store
11:30-12pm – 15% off the entire store
12-close – 10% off!!
Meanwhile, I am working on one of my biggest and coolest projects to date in my NEW STUDIO SPACE, where last weekend my industrious husband built me new workbenches with peg boards <SWOON>. Everything is different now, and I can’t wait to and get settled and back to being productive.
I’ve still got lots of handmade goodness available in my Etsy shop: 47 items to be exact! Watchbands, photo frame keyrings, iPhone cases, wristbands, luggage tags, journals, belt bags, satchels, keyfobs, growler carriers, rings, pillows, gift tags, purses, wallets, tote bags, and one specialty apparel item. Thank you for supporting handmade and small business!