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Handcrafted Leather Goods

Leather Art by Janelle

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Posted on October 13, 2011 at 10:09 PM
It has been 4 months since I started my website and as of this morning I have now had 1008 visitors.
Thank you all so much .
I hope that you have enjoyed your visits and please if you stop by let me know.
It has taken me over 30 years to get to this point in my life and would love it if my business could be as profitable as it is enjoyable .
Working with leather, the smell, the feel and the way that I can fashion it into almost anything I can imagine gives me a feeling of great achievment.
I sit down at my work bench and lose all sense of time .
I am drawn into another place where I am mezmorised by the item I am creating, until I am happy with the result.
An average item can take up to anywhere between 4 to 12 hours to make, larger or more complicated items much longer,it is such a good feeling when I have actually completed the project , no two items ever turn out the same.
The cost of producing the items is considerable as they are all real leather.
I try to keep the cost reasonable, I do not set a price on the time involved in making the item, only on the cost of the materials.
Leather is very durable and will last for years and years.
The first wallet I made my mum in the  80's has only been replaced in the last year, so 25+ years and still looked ok.
So as I reminded you all last time Christmas is just around the corner, why not consider a handcarved or stamped leather wallet as a gift for a friend or family member.
It can be completely designed to suit the individual. Initals,name,favourite sports team or band logo,zodiac sign or masons.These are just a few possible ideas so if you have a picture of something you would like put on a wallet please send it to me and let me see what I can do, I love a challange.
Mens and Ladies Handcarved ,Stamped,Painted or Dyed Leather wallets are $100 -$150
I am in the process of trying to make up a few different designs that are available in Handmade Leather Handbags so check out the For Sale section. Once again they can be personalized or have a different colour scheme to suit the individual.
Ladies or Girls Handcarved ,Stamped,Painted or Dyed Leather Handbags range in price
from $60 to $500+
If at all possible I line my handbags with soft pigskin suede, in some designs this isn't  possible and in that case the interior is dyed.
As every item I make is done by me by hand.
Custom orders for Christmas will need to be placed as soon as possible to allow time for completion and postage .
I call Leather Art by Janelle my business but it is really my passion . If I sell one item it allows me to get the materials to make the next one , which allows me to keep creating, which makes me happy.
Looking forward to you dropping by again and again.
I'm heading back to the make a handcarved and painted ladies wallet ( kelly clutch type) I love this liner and it is so popular.
Have a great weekend

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