All posts filed under “Leather

All things leather working and Spark Leatherworks

Travel Journal

When I first started working with leather, I didn’t have many tools or know the difference between full-grain or top grain hides.  I was taking little Saturday classes at the local hobby shop and researching hundreds of techniques about colors and conditions and all the… Read more

iPad Journal

I don’t make items for pieces of tech.  Phones, iPads, laptops…  they all eventually become obsolete, while my leather gear lasts forever.  So, really, I don’t bother. However, in the case of my iPad mini, it’s just too perfect.  It’s exactly the same size as… Read more

Lab Rat Notepad

My friend Jodi is awesome.  Just awesome.  She loves glitter and unicorns and bright colors.  She simply rules. She also works as a QA tech for a major pharmaceutical company and carries around a little notebook in the pocket of her scrubs.  So, I decided… Read more

Boot Toe Guitar Strap

My friend, Mandy Marie, launched a debut album called “$600 boots”.  I loved that title, since it reminded me about Austin, Texas, and visiting wildly impressive boot shops and taxidermists.  I kid you not, there was even a pair of boots with rattlesnake heads jutting… Read more

Aviator Bag

I made this bag after touring the Horween Leather Factory in Chicago with my friend Misha.  I had an amazing day, getting to touch every possible piece of amazing leather, and I even wound up meeting Skip Horween and his daughter that day.  I purchased… Read more