Some new earrings. They’re thinner than most of those I make because there was no way I could cut these petals into the heavier weight leather.
Block dyed with layers of yellow and brown, red and maroon stain. Hung on brass hooks.
They look like fire in your hair. Heading into the shop (which I [...]
In a move too long in the making, I did another thinner version of the mini wallet I made Sean last year.
I’m hoping to have the time to work on a few more of them this week or early next week so I can take a handful over to White Elelphant, if they’re into [...]
“It” being this 1928 camera. I can’t. It’s amazing. I don’t know anything about photography except that I wish I knew how to use this.
It belongs to Hamilton artist, John Haney, and last week, I put a new leather handle on it to replace the original which had given way after almost a century’s [...]
Considering I’m going away shortly, I should be focussed on tying loose ends up rather than collecting them like some sort of obsessive.
However, this is the way of freelance work (raining, pouring, old men snoring…or something to do with raining and pouring anyway), so yesterday I accepted a custom order and jammed it through [...]
Back in the shop as a made-to-order item – the National Parks Guitar Strap.
Wear your heart on your sleeve – or your strap.
Show your love for camping Canada’s National Parks. Perfect for a round of songs by the fire.
Featuring five old school National Parks symbols (picnic table, trailer, beaver logo, swimming and [...]
Ever since I saw this picture on The Sartorialist back in June, I’ve had plans to make a leather book strap (even though, on closer inspection, I think this lady’s whole book and strap system is an all-in-one backpack).
I put a prototype together yesterday from some scraps of red latigo and burgundy bridle leather [...]
Jingle jangle. Here’s a mandolin strap I made earlier this month.
I got the word that it’s been received and is thus safe for posting.
Over the weekend I de-haired the hide. It had been soaking in a lime solution since Tuesday night and I pulled it out Saturday morning.
When I hung it in the yard, the hair came off in handfuls everywhere except two small spots, so I soaked it overnight Saturday as well.
Yesterday I removed [...]
And so it begins. Adventures in tanning – not under the sun/heat lamp/of the skin, which I do not sanction, condone, encourage, or support in any way – of the hide!
Between this process and filling custom orders, my life is soooooo regimented for the next two weeks!
I’ve been through my handy guide book [...]
Stitching up a pair of moccasins for the shop.
Taking breaks to eat mini chocolate bars and get psyched that I’m going to see this tonight.