Although much of my leather craft has been BDSM related, here are some of the projects that I have made for the "vanilla world".

I got tired of using the flimsy case (for lack of a better term) for my Surface Pro 3, so of course I took to some leather with my stamping tools. But first I had to make a positive mold of my Surface Pro 3, a couple of bits of plywood laminated together, cut and a bit of shaping, voila. Fast forward a few months and I finally got around to finishing it, because this was a personal project it did not get priority over other projects (or my uni studies) to complete it.

A couple of years back I decided to get myself a decent fountain pen, and was very happy with it, I still am. But time has gone on and I have made a numbber of different things for different people. One of those things was some leather "pen blanks" for a friend who does "pen turning", this is usually done using acrylic blanks. Well wind the clock forwards and I decided to give pen turning a go for myself, of course being a leatherworker, I wanted to use leather instead of the standard acrylic. So again, I set to making some "blanks", which is also a great way to use up some of the off cuts I have. Just about every other leatherworker I've come across agrees, we done have leather scrap, we have off cuts, with a little imagination a purpose can be found for even a small peice of leather.

The actual turning took very little time in comparison to the preperation and assembly of the leather blanks, but once I had them sanded down and polished my first thought was "Damn, that's sexy".

It's not a small pen, but it's weighted nicely and it is a dream to write with.

My partner wanted a new leather handbag that was a bit larger than the one her grandfather had made about 4 decades ago, and asked for a particular pattern to be tooled onto it. The tooling on the back panel is done as outlining for the "leaves", where the "leaves" on the flap panel is completely tooled. Colouring is a tan dye and painted on the "leaves", which is two parts, the obvious white and a phosphoresent layer on top, so that it will glow in the dark after being exposed to sunlight. The more light exposure, the longer it will glow, you know the glowing marks on your watch? it's just like that.


I made these cuffs for the fun of making them, and as an experiment with some leather stamps. They were both made available for purchase, there were no fastenings put on them, so that they could be fitted to almost any wrist with either press studs or velco. Since then velcro has been put onto the brown and black one and I now wear it most days.