As some of you know, I’ve been loosely playing with the idea of opening another store. While I’ve been missing the “face-to-face” with my customers in a set location, I really didn’t want the full time responsibility of a brick & mortar. Well LO AND BEHOLD, Amy at The Painted Mermaid had a most wonderful idea! I’m thrilled to announce that I will be spending time at The Painted Mermaid to meet your leather-working needs! I’ll be working on site, tools in hand, starting on Terrific Tuesday March the 3rd!
Sometimes a brother has to wait (too long) for his leatherworker-sister to get his wallet made. Sorry about that Sloan…thanks for the pic (looks good on that bike)!
Discussing Mink Oil with a customer the other day, we ended up having a laugh over it…
So tell me, how do YOU pronounce oil, hmmm??
#1) “OY-IL” or #2) “OLE”
We figure I made this bag about 20 years ago… and its still going strong! I’m SO glad to hear that it’s still in use, Betsy. Thanks for the pic!
Here they are!
APRONS FOR THE WHOLE FAM DAMILY
Kids Aprons (approx. 16w x 22h) $30
Half Aprons (approx. 15.5 x 16 tapering at bottom to 21″) $33
Small Full Aprons (approx. 24w x 26h) $38
Large Full Aprons: for Guys and Gals (approx. 28w x 30h) $42
BEHIND THE SCENES:
As Ricky Skaggs plays for me, I make aprons, aprons, aprons….
from Susie: “So y’all know Awl Made Here, right? She made my ROCKIN’ bag, and she made my other ROCKIN’ bag, and she made my new apron! LOVE Awl Made Here!! (and don’t laugh at my Crocs. I’m bakin’ here, people, and those are the only things that keep me pain free!)”
❤️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″.
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! 🙂
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.
A Look Inside:
CAN ANYONE GUESS WHAT THIS IS?
Thanks, Kevin Johnson at JMW Fabrication! 🙂
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.
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”. 🙂
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…
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-