Category Archives: summer 2009 leather collection

go green interview

go green interview here
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I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do creatively this fall. The house has been inching along, much slower than we had hoped, but at least I’m actually having realistic moments of pure excitement that I might actually get to work in my studio before 2009 is over. I spent three afternoons [...]
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craft store gem

I’m not sure how it’s possible, but this summer I discovered Craft Service, a odd mom-and-pop craft store that has been a Rochester stable for decades. I’ve literally driven by this place on University Ave a million times and never really paid attention to the small colorful “crafts” flag on the side of the building. [...]
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Thread Home opening was a grand success Friday night. Two of my bffs, all in our Thread dresses: Sandy (Thread owner), me (Thread shop’aholic/designer), Tanya (Thread shop’aholic #2) Made By Rachel cuffs and earrings display case: I really really want it to stop raining…
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at last…

A few pictures from the finished collection: The entire collection (30+ cuffs and some earrings) can be seen in the portfolio section of my website some time this weekend. Otherwise, head to Thread to see everything! I am taking custom orders, so if you see something you like on my website or at Thread that [...]
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pile’o leather

Spent the morning hammering in snaps for 28 cuffs. I ended up doing it on the front porch because I needed a surface I could pound on really hard without ruining any floors, but the heat was killer even though I was in the shade. Feeling so close to done with the first set. If [...]
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inching along

Today is one of those days where you know it’s going to be 85 and sunny all day and you can’t decide if it’s a day to stay out of the sun and do work, or give in and soak it up. I’m going to aim for a little of both and see where it [...]
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Interview in The Curator

I was interviewed by writer Lindsay Crandall for the online magazine The Curator. Scope it out here! In other news, hope to see you there!
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jay tools

My friend Jay brought me a box of leather and leather-tools the other day and asked me if I could use any of it. After our trip, I finally got a chance to paw through it all. Along with a small mound of leather and snaps of assorted colors, there were various hole punches and [...]
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