These were the first pair of shoes I made at the Chicago School of Shoemaking.
I have more about my process and pictures of each step in a blog post about making the oxblood desert boots.
This was the second pair of shoes I made at the Chicago School of Shoemaking. I wanted to push the boundaries and changed up the color, stitching, vamp shape, and lacing, among other things. I wrote up a bit on this process and included a ton of pictures in a blog post on making the green desert boots.
Sneaker Kit Sneakers in a low top out of undyed vegetable tanned leather.
I made these black strappy sandals before either pair of desert boots. Burnishing the edges of the straps was extremely time consuming; I might design something different next time.
I wrote more on the design and creation of these shoes in a blog post on making these strappy sandals.
This laptop backpack has room for a 15" MacBook Pro and has a zipper pocket as well as a key hook. The straps are fully adjustible.
I've included more pictures and description of my process in a blog post on the making of the Laptop Backpack.
This bucket bag backpack stands about 10" high and has a 4"x8x base.
I love this little tricolor hair on hide bag. I especially like the copper hardware with it.
This bag was the first full bag I made at the Chicago School of Shoemaking. It's a slouchy hobo with a zipper closure, interior pocket and key hooks, and two small exterior phone pockets. The strap converts between a shoulder strap and a crossbody; I use that feature all the time!
This little messenger is a little too small for a 13" computer, but would hold an iPad and other essentials. One unique part of the construction is the lacing that attaches the gusset to the body of the bag.
I created the pattern for this little crossbody bag on my own. I'd definitely make a few adjustments on the next iteration.
This crossbody tote is a black and maroon bag-weight leather.
I've made several passport and notebook covers. To date, this has included hand stitching.
Belts are easy. Well finished belts are harder.
A little mini-belt bracelet is super easy and fast to make.
I've made tons of small leather goods, including purses, clutches, wallets, tassels, cuffs, belts, and keychains
These are some example bracelets that I've helped teach to booth visitors at events like the Renegade Craft Fair and the One of a Kind Show.
I've made several notebook covers; they're pretty popular with my coworkers.