This one is headed to Oklahoma later today. Thanks for the work Barry!
Born Free this year was much different than any other show I’ve done. I had customers picking up work and past customers stop by to show me work I’ve done for them. Almost all my work gets mailed out so it’s nice to be able to hand someone their finished project. It was really cool seeing how great everything is holding up. The wallet with the skulls and water had been to Iraq, Germany, and a few other places since it left my hands. I also had many friends come by the booth and hang out for a few minutes. I enjoyed visiting with everyone and I’m looking forward to the next time.
This was commissioned by a customer for his wife Stephanie’s birthday. He wanted something small she could carry on the bike. Just enough to hold a cell phone and a few small items like cards, etc. Only other requests were that she liked flowers. With that being my only guidelines this is what I came up with. She seemed VERY happy when they came by the booth at Born Free to pick it up. She was very surprised and had no idea he had something made for her. The main purse body is all #1 grade cowhide with old style western flower carving. It’s lined in red suede. The hardware is all solid brass. The strap is made out of calfskin. I don’t do a lot of this style lace but thought it would fit the purse nicely. It’s very time consuming but worth it in the end.