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Petal Power ~ How I Mold Leather to Make My Abeba Leather Flowers


This video is a short and speedy clip of "the making" of my ABEBA Leather Flowers. What you don't see in this video is me hand cutting the petals for the flowers with a pair of sharp leather scissors, and the assembly of each to petal to form the flower. The entire process takes much longer than what I was able to capture here.

I incorporate my ABEBA Leather Flowers in a number of designs such as, my bookmarks, hair clips, clothing pins, headbands, and even on my KAMA Rings! Ariel...

When a Customer Requests a Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", Cliff Booth Leather Watchband

brad pitt once upon a time in hollywood watch bandRecently, one of my good customers asked me if I would make a leather watchband like the one Brad Pitt wore in the movie, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", a 2019 film about a faded television actor and his stunt double as they strive to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The film was directed and written by Quentin Tarantino and stars along...

How It's Done

One of the designs I am most proud of is my Amari Braided Leather Bracelet. It really is a simple design - no bells and whistles, or bling-bling. A sleek, sexy, hand-braided leather strap hand crafted from the softest leathers; deerskin. What sets this bracelet apart from just about everything I have seen, is its end cap construction. The end caps are beyond durable. Take a look at the video below.  

Art. It's in the Details. Or is it?

close up of the detailed hand work on the Kyra Booty Shorts

Art. What makes art art, are the details. What makes a work of art differ from another is how the artist chooses to manipulate his or her medium. Leather is my medium.

When someone looks at this photo they will only be able to see braided leather ties and a bunch of fringe. Others will experience the hours of labor that went into the making of that fringe; the cutting by hand, one strand at a time, and...