Monday, March 29, 2010
Hi and thanks again for visiting my blog. I just wanted everyone to know that I'm running a special on all my leather straps: $95 plus shipping! This is a huge discount off my usual prices of $125 to $155. so don't hesitate. If you see a strap you love in the slide show below, let me know which one and it's yours. or if you need a special size, I'll make it custom. Cheers! THIS SALE IS LONG GONE DON'T EVEN ASK;-)
Sunday, March 28, 2010
I never thought I'd be the kind of guy that would get excited about different colors of thread, lol, but such is the watch strap obsession. Above is a sample of some of the treads that I have so far. I intend to add to my collection on a monthly basis, so if you have an idea for a color that I should have or one that would b great for a particular watch, leave me a comment!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm really excited that I just ordered some exotic skins from Safari Exotic Leathers. I should have come hornback caiman in Black, Brown, Cognac; some belly caiman in Cognac and some Ostrich leg skins coming in as well. Stay tuned I should be posting photos by this time next week!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'll be using this blog to keep all my readers/visitors updated with what I've been making. I've made about 25 straps so far and have got to say I really like most of my work. The biggest struggle for me so far has been getting the dyes and finishes just right. My Ideal would be to have the finishes turn out like very expensive hand made and burnished shoes. and I think I'm really starting to get there. The above strap I made for my BR02 turned out great and I've gotten quite a lot of very positive feed back.
So I've been making straps for a little over a month now with the intention of watch straps and leather making becoming a nice little sideline for me. I've owned a leather works business before I got totally sucked into the business world and have had no outlet for my creative side for a while. In the last year or so I've discovered watch collecting as a hobby and am active in several online forums and in the process realized that I could resurrect my leather working skills with new hobby started making watch straps.