This is the second Louis Vuitton UpCycle project. I decided to go with a standard bifold but with some custom tooling on the inside. I kept it low-key by just using cowhide, darkened with neatsfoot oil. I used a complimentary colored Havanna brown thread from Ritza. Please feel free to Like, Comment, and Subscribe.

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I’ve never done a bookmark before, so when I was asked to create one for a client, I was quite intrigued by the project. They gave me the artwork that they wanted for it and I began it immediately, and I saw that I underestimated what would be involved with it. I thought that it would be quite easy to construct, and that it would honestly be a smooth project. However I found that a large constraint on the project was the size of the project, the artwork therein, and the design elements of said project. I actually had to use more effort and resources that I had initially intended when I begin this project. I’m actually quite glad with how much I learned and how well the project turned out giving it sized and my initial approach to it.

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This here is a Louis Vuitton project. I used a 25+ year-old LV bag to create a 6-pocket, vertical wallet and a keychain. both are handmade, and saddle-stitched. no machines were used to create this project. #HandsNotMachines.

I got a request via IG for one of these, and I have to say, I cou;dn't have been happier to do it. I LOVE working with Ostrich Leather. Enjoy the video, and please feel free to Like, Comment, and Subscribe.

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This project is going to be a medium-sized bag with a Harley Quinn theme. I'm still on the fence about the back. I know I should plan this out better...but where's the fun in that? :-)

This particular project was made from elephant trunk, and veg tan cowhide.

The front cover is Elephant trunk leather, lined with veg ten cowhide. The rear cover is made a veg tan is made of a particularly thick piece, about eight or 9 ounces. I did so to add some sturdiness to the peace and give the project a bit more better protection for the eyeglasses while they were in the case. I also tooled the inside of the cover because I felt as if the piece of elephant leather itself was not sturdy enough, and I just could NOT leave so much wide open unused space on anything i made for myself.

The pattern was designed by the owner of YouTube channel niteKore. The artwork is by a woman name Camy, and her work can be viewed via her Instagram account, @LovEroticArt. All music is copyright-free, and available from either YouTube, or bensound.com

A Doctoral Candidate asked me to make a case for business cards. The logo belongs to the client.

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This project is a pen case made of Horween Leather with ostrich leather accents. The pattern was made by Fischer Leatherworks (awesome channel BTW). Please enjoy the video. Feel free to Like, Comment, and Subscribe. Thank you for your time and attention.

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This bag is made of tan Horween American Buffalo (Bison), and black Ostrich leather on the Fleur de Lis and the side pockets. The bag was designed by Tony See, (YT: NiteKore).The body of the bag is reinforced with VegTan cowhide in order to keep the rounded shape of the bag. It was quite tedious, but well worth the work. The client was quite pleased as well.

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Ahh, the infamous bag in question that I asked for you all's help with improving. The bag is made, primarily, from the tail of an American Alligator, ethically sourced, tanned, and dyed in the United States. The front, gusset, and strap are all chrome-tanned Horween leather from Maverick Leather in Bend, OR.

I just wanted to post the construction video of that project. I didn't realize my battery had died while I was stitching the front panel to the gussets, but I got everything charged and good-to-go for the almost all of the rest of the project. Please enjoy the video. By all means feel free to Like, Comment, and Subscribe.

This bag was designed by the YouTube creator known as niteKore. It's inspired by the acoustic ports of a violin. The entire project, minus the tooled Vegtan pocket on the inside, is made of Horween leather. It feels OUTSTANDING! Horween products are a bit pricey, but I believe they are worth the price if you have the patience to make quality products.

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niteKore's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtKpONsTurpMqHUDylWNCaw

This wallet is made of black 3oz Horween cowhide, and 1.5-2oz burgundy horsehide, also from Horween. To win this item, please Subscribe to my channel, Like this video, and comment on why you want this wallet. A winner will be chosen on October 15th. Please enjoy the contest

The contest is over on October 4th. The winner will be announced October 6th. NOTE: The bag in the video was started as a project for practice. As such, I don’t feel it’s the best quality. I don’t feel comfortable giving away something that I don’t believe was made to the highest of standards. The only way the bag in question will be an option for the prize is with the informed consent of the winner that they will not (in any way, shape, or form):
A) post any negative reviews/info of the bag in this video.
B) post any negative reviews/info of this Youtube channel.
C) post any negative reviews/info of my Etsy shop.
D) post any negative reviews/info of any of my social media accounts.
E) post any negative reviews/info of me as a creator.
F) post any negative reviews/info of me personally.

C-F will also apply to the winner if they choose to receive anything other than the bag in this video. Sorry to go all “fine print” on folks, but I don’t want my shop or channel to suffer because of unreasonable reviews of free product.

A Dive Instructor asked me for something to replace his own wallet, and he carries a few more cards than average. He put his trust in me regarding the style and material. I think when a Dive Instructor wants a wallet, you give that person sharkskin. Please Like and Subscribe, and comment in the Comment Section about any projects you’d like me to attempt.

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I was wondering what to do with the rest of my burgundy Shell Cordovan, since i didn’t have enough to make a full wallet out of. I also had a scrap of Horween Dearborn that was also WAY too small to make anything but card pockets from. Well, 1+1=2, and what follows is the result. I hope you all enjoy ?. Please Like, Comment, and Subscribe. I’ll gladly take project requests in the Comments Section as well ??.

I tried out a new pattern, but I wanted to combine casual with exotic. I chose to go with Alligator Tail slip on casual shoes. Let me know what you all think in the Comments Section.


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I’m finally done with the bag construction. This thing took almost as long as the Wonder Woman & Supergirl Steampunk tote bag project. Please Like and Subscribe, then let me know what you think down in the Comments Section. ✌?

my case for my leather been multi tool came up missing, so I decided to make a Nother out of a much sturdier material. I decided to use some hippo that I had on hand, as it was too small a piece to make a larger item out of four instance a wallet. I made the entire piece almost completely at one sitting. It took me about 2 hours, start-to-finish. Please Like, Favorite, Comment, and Subscribe.

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I was asked to make a replacement belt for an NCIS agent. He REALLY like his belt, but he'd had it for about a decade, and it was starting to give up the ghost. He asked if I could remake his belt. I'd never done one like this before, but I was intrigued by the challenge of a new design. The belt is constructed from 100% Horween Leather horsebutt strips, with the exception of the belt keepers. I decided to keep the buckle and keepers as an homage to the original belt. I'm glad to say that he was pleased with the final product. Please Like, Comment, and Subscribe. Also, feel free to use the comment section to let me know if you'd like to see me try something out.

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J. Renard

This was a commissioned project that I finally got around to knocking out. The owner wanted something very unique to her, and sent me the artwork that she desired. After a ridiculous amount of caffeine, the project came together, and the owner was pleased with the final product.

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Luly Barbershop in Orlando hooked me up. To bad I’ll have to shave off the ?? when I go back to work.

This is an anniversary present I completed several weeks ago. I was asked not to post the video until it delivered, which occurred recently. It's entirely constructed of Horween Essex leather. Due to a loss of some files due to a corrupted memory disk, I lost the video of me adding the name, and the stitching together. I hope you all enjoy it. Please Like, Comment, and Sunscribe.

I was out-to-sea onboard the mighty USS Antietam, and decided to use my spare time creatively. I like the roses tooling pattern. The dyeing was a last-minute decision. Please Like, Comment, And Subscribe to my channel. Thank you ?

This is the stitching and burnishing of an 8-pocket wallet made of black Avantcorpo horse leather from Shell Cordovan in Italy. It's an AMAZING leather, and it burnishes like a dream. I hope you all enjoy this, and as always: please Like, Comment, and Subscribe.


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I'm an Active Duty Sailor in the United States Navy. I'm embarking on a journey of creativity and progression as I move continue on teaching myself leather-crafting. Please join my on my journey!