SteveCraft!

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately guys, Steve has taken a bit of time out from the shop to work on some incredible leather body armour!

Everything is hand carved, and has taken Steve about a month to finish… i am sure you will agree it is absolutely incredible.

Some behind the scenes photos of a wallet being made today. :)

(Amy’s note: I put this on Twitter and Ali Hillis, Mark Meer and Alix Wilton Reegan)  

Design is based on the Mass effect series, team N7.

I have extensively tooled and shaped the surface, textured and painted the surface of this wallet by hand. Every single piece of this special wallet was crafted by hand using sheets of thick and thin natural leather off the roll. Everything was hand assembled and sewn with strong thread with my leather sewing machine. The wallet is waterproofed with varnish and wax, and initials of the recipient are embossed into the leather surface.

The inside panels were painted individually before assembly. The pictures show a heart quaver note and a map of Hyrule and Link riding Epona.

The wallet opens 4/5 open which automatatically opens the note holder as a mechanism feature, but can be made to open flat if requested to do so.
Dimensions

3.5 x 4.5 Inches 0.5 inches thick.
3 card holders
coin pocket
note holder

Thank you so much for all of your likes and reblogs this past week, it’s proving to be a brilliant idea as I can see which designs you all like the best (So far the Zelda one!!!)

If you have any queries, prices, ideas or you want a custom design for yourself feel free to message me and we will sort something out for you :)

This design was Inspired by the Legend of Zelda Majoras Mask, and was made by request of one of my clients. I have extensively tooled and shaped the surface, textured and painted the surface of this wallet by hand. Every single piece of this special wallet was crafted by hand using sheets of thick and thin natural leather off the roll. Everything was hand assembled and sewn with strong thread with my leather sewing machine. The wallet is waterproofed with varnish and wax.

The wallet opens 4/5 open which automatatically opens the note holder as a mechanism feature, but can be made to open flat if requested to do so

Water Temple Zora Version.
The inside panels were painted individually before assembly. Of the options for customization, the photos of the inside of this wallet illustrate iconic symbols of the Water temple including the leviathon pet of the Zora Rotal family Lord Jabu Jabu, The Zora’s Sapphire and a portrait of Princess Ruto of the Zora’s.

You can choose the hue theme for the outside, perhaps shades of blue ?, your choice ☺

Dimensions

3.5 x 4.5 Inches 0.5 inches thick.
3 card holders
coin pocket
note holder

Made with 3mm thick vegetable dyed leather that I have cut and shaped and tooled leaving a tactile scaly textured stark sigil that has been tooled artistically and uniquely over several hours. I then dyed the wallet to its tan brown colour, and then varnished and waxed the card holder to increase its rigidity, durability and give it water resistance. 

Cards.
This model has three card spaces, that can hold a maximum of two cards in each, I would put 4 as the maximum sensible number of cards that I would put into the holder at one time so that cards can be taken out easily. 

notes and coins.
There is a large central pocket that is between the thick decorative leather layer (layer 1) and the second layer which can be used for storing notes and coins

This card holder is designed for someone doesn’t like to take a big wallet out that day, they maybe going to restaurant or a night club, and want something different and iconic which may act as a great conversation piece with friends.

Variations to this design include colour of the leather and I can get different coloured threading. Also by request I will stamp your initials into the wallet for a subtle personal touch.

Using detailed stamping and carving, a richly textured range of Celtic symbols and pagan touches have gone into making this bracer. I have carefully painted the bracer using tan leather dyes to make the designs stand out as boldly as possible. I can make a custom bracer in a range of dye colours and can use aluminium or copper rivets and studs in designs.

The wallet 
The outer wallet is made of 3.5mm thick vegetable died leather for the outer leather casing which I have then tooled score lines to create a textured outline. I also used a dot punch stamp to give areas in shadow more depth and make the lighter areas stand out more. The design was hand painted over several hours with a range of shades of leather dyes and inks and acrylics to give this wallet a vintage quality feel. 


I use my leather sewing machine to sew together my wallets with even strong stitching. I later rubbed varnish and leather wax into all the stitching and surfaces to add water resistance and shine to the work. I am very pleased with the results.

This design was Inspired by the Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time, and was made by request of one of my clients. I have extensively tooled and shaped the surface, textured and painted the surface of this wallet by hand. Every single piece of this special wallet was crafted by hand using sheets of thick and thin natural leather off the roll. Everything was hand assembled and sewn with strong thread with my leather sewing machine. The wallet is waterproofed with wax, and initials of the recipient are embossed into the leather surface.

The shield is ornamented with copper round studs to give the impression of rivets, also gives this wallet a tactile feel.

The inside panels were painted individually before assembly. The pictures show Link riding Epona.
And the recipients name inside, but you can choose any design within reason ☺
Dimensions

3.5 x 4.5 Inches 0.5 inches thick.
3 card holders
coin pocket
note holder

Design
This design was made by following the request of a custom order made by one of my customers in January 2014. My starting points were, Samus shooting her blaster towards the spine of the wallet and a metroid on the back of the wallet. 

The wallet
The outer wallet is made of 3.5mm thick vegetable died leather for the outer leather casing which I have then tooled v-shape score lines to create a textured outline. I also used a dot punch stamp to give areas in shadow more depth and make the lighter areas stand out more. The design was hand painted over several hours with a range of shades of leather dyes and inks and acrylics to give this wallet a vintage quality feel. 

This wallet is also optionally available with or without a zip zip around edge. 

I hand punched sewing holes and stitched everything together using strong brown tiger thread. I later rubbed varnish and leather wax into all the stitching and surfaces to add water resistance and shine to the work. I am very pleased with the results.