NC

❤️Who Loves NC?❤️
I’ve made these state shapes into LEATHER LUGGAGE TAGS (or “bag tags”/”bag dangles”) and you can get ’em at Barn and Beach Designs. They are a natural tan, stiff leather and they measure approx 4-1/2″ x 2″.

NC state

skizzers

A Look Inside:
Wooohooo! I got my big scissors back!
Here they are…my 12 inchers. I love them dearly. They are used for leather ONLY and I do work them hard. They inevitably dull after a certain amount of use, and since I cant sharpen them myself and wont trust them to ‘just anyone’, I send them off into that big world out there, through the postal system, across a few states and finally into the fine hands of my scissor sharpeners. I’m always a little edgy during these times (😂get it?), but so far they’ve always made it back to me safe and sound, and this time is no exception!
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geeeetar

SPOTLIGHT!
Theeee talented Jimmy Perry wanted me to personalize his guitar strap. He gave me the artwork and I transferred it onto leather with my burning-pen, then sewed it onto his strap. Thanks for the pics, Jimmy!  🙂

leatha necklaces

Guys & Gals! Check out my new STRANGEBONES necklace collection!
I started with “raw” leather rosettes and then either dyed or oiled the leather and attached COOL metal conchos in all different designs. The leather cord is beefy enough for a man, but absolutely suitable for women too. The length can be adjusted by a knot at the top. CHECK ‘EM OUT at Barn and Beach Designs in Southport, NC.

Out with the old…

Out with the old… SALE!

I’ve got these handmade leather ornaments leftover from the holidays and now you get them for HALF PRICE! 🙂
IF YOU WANT MORE THANE ONE, I WILL DROP THE PRICE TO FIVE DOLLARS ($5!) EACH. YEAHHH! 👍😁👍

They are 3″ leather circles, hand carved/hand stamped, & hand painted. Some have bows, some have bells, and some are plain.

All this AND 1st class shipping is free in the US.

THANKS!

 

A Look Inside

A Look Inside:
INTRODUCING… MANDY QUINN!
Quite some time ago I realized I needed a life-sized model to photograph my leather bags. Photographing them on a table looks nice, but I needed a better perspective of size, how they lay against a body, how long a strap is, etc. Grabbing a neighbor every time I needed a pic wasn’t feasible, so I decided on a mannequin. Choosing her name was easy… Please welcome, Mandy Quinn.

 

SPOTLIGHT! Thanks for the pic Arlene! Its been so long since I’ve made those luggage tags, I’d (almost) forgotten about them! They might just need to get back on “the list”. 🙂

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Blue Jean Heaven

Look what was dropped off for me at the Painted Mermaid
(can anyone guess what I will be making from these?? :))
THANK YOU SO MUCH to the kind person that did this kind thing…
You’re Awlright!
jeans

half or full

OPINIONS PLEASE! 🧐
Do you think making my aprons into Full Aprons would be better? Should I make both styles in 2020, or just stick to the Half Aprons-
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WOW! Thanks Everyone!
I was just doing tallies and it looks like Awl Made Here averaged just under 1 shipment per day to customers in December!! I am so grateful for you awl:
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOUUUUU!
 
 
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