Leather is fun to work with, and as someone who is a little obsessed with high quality leather goods, I’m excited to start adding some new leather products to my shop. I found a leather warehouse here in San Francisco. It was two stories and stacked ceiling high with rolls and rolls of leather hides. Basically, it was my own personal Disneyland.

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I’ve been experimenting with using my Pinterest more and I’ve been pinning some of my newer wardrobe additions to a board to help visualize my closet. It made me notice that I’ve been a little obsessed with metallics lately. I even briefly acquired a Cambridge Satchel in metallic lilac before returning it because it was too bright and bulky. So it’s not a surprise that when I went a leather warehouse I was attracted to all metallic leathers. I planned to only buy one hide but came home with four in a spread of complementing colors.

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Then it was off to the laser cutter …

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I cut some flower designs as well as some cuff bracelets. The bracelets are still prototypes. One is a geometric cuff and the other is a scroll-like design I made with ampersands. Yes, ampersands. I love typography.

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More leather projects to come!