Leather Love

The Pieces and the People ~ My Leather Art & Leather Work, Bespoke Clothing & Accessories

The Pieces and the People ~ My Leather Art & Leather Work, Bespoke Clothing & Accessories

I Am Lisa Maria Cantalupo and I Make Beautiful Things With Leather ~ Art You Wear!

After two phones had crashed, I found myself scouring through all my Facebook photographs downloading as I went, trying to recover some lost images. As I was scrolling through the years and years and years of creating with leather, I was also reliving the memories that I had captured in these photos. With each image that I had thumbed through, I became more grateful to have had the...


The Story. The Motivation. The Love. Behind the Leather Art and the Artist.

The Story. The Motivation. The Love. Behind the Leather Art and the Artist.

All the images in this video are ones that the extremely talented photographer, Cynthia August, took of me in "my space". By placing all them together, in a video format, tells a story so much more eloquently then viewing them one at a time or reading a collection of words that have been written about me.

The story too is deeper than the obviousness of what I do and what all artists do. The story is about "the how" and "the...


Making Dragon Scales ~ 3 pieces for a Costume Designer & Television Show

Making Dragon Scales ~ 3 pieces for a Costume Designer & Television Show

 

Sometimes life gifts you with an opportunity that at first, you're not even aware it's an opportunity. I'll explain.

Recently, I received an email asking if I would sell the leather I used in my Dragon Scales Dice Bags. Sure, why not. These are hides that I stock, so it's not a big deal to sell one or two of them. I emailed her a price and awaited a reply.

It took another one or two emails from her before I realized it wasn't a leather hide that...


Christmas 2020 Order by & Shipping Dates

Christmas 2020 Order by & Shipping Dates

Hello my Leather Art Lovers!

I would like you to know that I am committed to making sure the leather art creations I make for you are shipped out by the dates set below. However, I cannot control what happens on their way to you and guarantee their timely arrival.

If you're concerned about receiving your order in time for gift giving this Christmas, please upgrade your choice of shipping method...


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

fashion illustration, cindy herron (en vogue) inspired design, air france competition

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...