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A Cindy Herron (En Vogue) Inspired Design, Then and Now

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It's important to once in a while, look back to see where you have been and how far you have come. I did that recently. I pulled out some of my fashion illustrations and designs from the earlier years, and I reflected on my past achievements. This post is all about a fashion show at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Boston and my entry into the Air France Fashion Design Competition.

The inspiration for this particular competition was to design...

Leather Rings, Hand-Braided with Love for Love

My Kama Braided Leather Rings are made in 4 different widths and in many colors and color combinations. They are made to order in your ring size. I have even made them for children! Check out some of the colors and the different widths I offer in this short video clip. 

The design for my Kama Rings was inspired by...

Custom Designing ~ The Process

Custom Designing ~ The Process

The custom design process begins with getting to know you; your style, your desires and your needs. This can be done in person for those local to the New Hampshire area, or by email and or zoom call for long distance clients. Hands-on, quality service is provided to all clients regardless of location, but creating for those too far for a personal fitting will require a little more effort and time.

The Making and Fitting of Your Pattern

Your measurements will be taken and used to hand draft your pattern. For those outside the area, a measurement chart...

How I Converted My Dad's Vintage Bench Grinder Into A Leather Sander & Burnisher!

How I Converted My Dad's Vintage Bench Grinder Into A Leather Sander & Burnisher!

Recently, the piece of equipment I had been using to burnish my leather straps and cuffs, stopped working. I knew the time would eventually come so I had already done a little bit of research and knew which machine I would purchase as my replacement. Wouldn't you know it, when I now needed it, it was out of stock! What's leatherworking gal to do??

I did what most people would have probably done. I opened up a tab on my computer and began to search Google for a replacement to the would-be replacement. After reading countless reviews on...

When a Customer Requests a Replica of a Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) Leather Bracelet ~ "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

I've been at it again! But this time it was a different customer who had a special "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" request. He asked me to make him a replica of the leather bracelet that Brad Pitt wore in the 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. 

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