If you're looking for a tote bag that sets you apart in a sea of similar designer handbags this tote is your answer. This tote is for the hand bag connoisseur that does not want the same bag found in the mall but still loves the functionality of a standard tote shape. This bag is also constructed by hand, and even hand dyed and carved, making it a truly functional piece of wearable art that will last and last... and guess what the leather is entirely sustainable and hand dyed with an environmentally friendly dye.
We work mainly with vegetable tanned leather, which is also a by-product of the food industry, to create each of our pieces (books, masks, armour, corsets etc). Each piece made from vegetable tanned leather is meticulously hand carved, hand dyed, and hand finished. Some of these pieces are also hand painted with special leather paints and overlays. This ethically sourced tooling hide softens in over time for a beautiful old-world finish. The dyes used are an environmentally friendly water based dye which leaves a rich hand-finished touch on each piece bringing out the unique highlights, grains, and character of each piece of leather (and not considered as flaws). We use a variety of different, hand applied, finishes to both protect and emphasize the leathers natural beauty. Finishes may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following depending on the piece: high quality oils, waxes, gums, and protective coats. Each component is hand buffed once the finishes have set to give it a resilient sheen.
Purse length is 11 3/8 inches
Height 9 inches
Width is 4.5-5 inches inches
Bag is unlined and contains dyed leather
Product Care: Please keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time, leather will slightly soften with use. Although finishing wax protects the leather please keep tote away from water, oils and perfumes. Item comes with care card.
Paragon of Design by Skrocki consists of Amy and Tanner Skrocki, who have been creating works of art in a variety of mediums (Metal, Leather, Fabrics, Paper, Wood and Photography) since 2008. Their leatherwork has won first place in an international wearable art competition and won a Niche award in the fashion accessory category. Skrocki has also been featured in solo and group gallery exhibitions and has participated in close to 380 fine craft shows, festivals and markets over the past 9 and half years. You can find their wearable art featured in their own photography, other photographers work and dozens of magazines throughout the world.
This item is not available as wholesale item.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars
Part of our large, lightweight and colourful laser cut collection!
This listing is for a pair of earrings that have been designed, laser cut and coloured in our studio.
The earrings have been stained a green that really showcases the low lights and highlights of the wood grain.
These earrings are 5.3 x 3.9 cm or 2.1 x 1.5 inches.
The hooks are nickel free surgical steel.
Inspired by numerous visits to historic European cathedrals. These earrings are designed and made in studio!
This listing is for a pair of earrings that have been laser cut and coloured in our studio. The earrings have been coloured gold and are designed to look like a cathedral window we came across while traveling.
The longest part of the earring is 45 mm and the widest point is 45 mm.
The hooks are nickel free surgical steel.
Whether you're leaving the country, the city or just going out for the day this antiqued leather journal is the perfect companion. On the front is an etched Viking stylized animal based on a viking brooch we photographed in Denmark. If you are an aspiring writer or love to sketch what you see during the day this book is made for you!
This gorgeous vintage style distressed leather is never the same twice. Every book has it's own unique characteristics making each an individual experience.
The leather pictured in the photographs is only an example of the type of leather you will receive in colour and variations. Also because all computers, tablets, tvs and phone screens are different the colour may be slightly different than the colour of the leather in the photographs.
The pages of this book are acid free WHEAT STRAW paper made from agricultural by products.
This paper is environmentally friendly made from sustainable by-products. Because it is made from wheat straw the texture is slightly different than regular paper and it has small particles of wheat in the paper. The pages are 21 lb , The book is 4.5 x 6 and there are 160 pages double sided. This book can be rebound as well.
Optional lined paper available available on scroll down.