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I just added a boat-load of new pictures to the crafts gallery at Shaunart.net.  In preparation for the fourth quarter (the holiday season, crafting season, and an artist’s most profitable time of the year), I have completed a big round of crafting, making fall accessories from vegetable tanned leather. There are some really cute Halloween items in there, as well as general fall and harvest themed designs.

Though most of my designs are small, I have started getting into some larger leather cuffs, bracers, and masks. These items will be available for sale at my Open Studio event, happening today and tomorrow from 11-5pm. Anything left over after the open house will be listed on Etsy. However, if an item that suites your fancy does sell, I would be happy to make you another. No two handmade leather products are exactly alike, but I can make it as close as humanly possible! So let me know if you would like to commission a custom item.

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I like how this necklace came out so much that I am going to write a feature on it. You can view the listing for this one-of-a-kind item here.

This is the first of what I am sure will be many maple leaf leather pendants. I cut this leaf from a pattern that I drafted myself, out of vegetable tanned leather from the butt of a cow (which is said to be the finest cut of leather, btw). I wet-formed the pendant by hand and curled the edges slightly into a soft bowl shape that feels great to touch.

I then painted the pendant with liquid acrylics using a sponge to get soft transitions and textures throughout. I then strung the necklace on a voile chain. As I said before, I am very happy with this product and if it doesn’t sell, I know that I would be happy to wear it myself!

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