Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This probably seems very random, but I'd like to thank everyone for all of the emails and nice words I've received in the last few days. It's very encouraging, I love that everyone enjoys the work I'm showing and I'm really happy everyone is excited for seeing the new line! 
here's a few updates for everyone: 

Belt's are on their way~ The hide's in the mail, then it's cutting and assembling and I'll get them in the store asap. They'll be custom sized, as usual, in black and natural. 

I've been working on designing my first line, which is going to be released hopefully around the first of the year, possibly in stages. So far I've got a couple slim card holders being refined and 2 wallets in sketch form. I'll post more as I get things done, I'd like to do 2 card holders, 2 wallets and 2 midlengths if I can, probably 10 each. 

I'm almost done with custom orders. Only about 8 or 9 left, which should take probably 3 more weeks because of my school work (which sucks right now, I'm so busy). 

Here's a couple projects from this week, and hope everyone stateside has a lovely Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another long week, more wallets as usual. I've got a big internship interview this week, so it's going to be pretty busy, but I'll try as always to update with more jobs if I can. 

Also, I got a hide for Premium Belts! So once it comes in, I'll have more posted in the store. 

I've got a couple odds and ends for sale, both of these wallets:

they're $65 each, send an email if you're interested

Monday, November 10, 2008

This week was super busy as usual. I've been working really hard to get everyone their orders as quick as possible, I think I've filled 7 orders since the last update (this weekend was super busy!)

Here's one wallet that was a bit different, I distressed some dyed detailing to get a layered, almost weathered look. I'm looking forward to experimenting with this after the holidays, I think january is going to be a month of designing/experimenting for me and Corter as a business. 

hmm...I also got a few records in, A sealed copy of Eudora and finally, after a few years, a decent copy of Something To Write Home About (I'm a huge getup kids fan).

Later this week I should have a couple more wallets to update with, and as usual every piece I do will be up on my flickr (there's a link on the right hand side). Hope everyone enjoys their veterans day in the states, we've got it off from school so I'll be doing a couple pieces tomorrow.

Monday, November 3, 2008

News and Updates:

With the holiday season quickly approaching, and me having no back stock, I've decided to stop taking custom orders starting this week. I have about a 6 week wait right now for custom stuff, so I'm going to try to get every job done and get a new run of wallets up for sale in the store by the first of the year. I just hate having to make people wait for basic snap wallets!

Premium belts will be restocked in 2-3 weeks.

Also, Corter Leather's one year anniversary is coming up! It seems like just last week I was buying my first awl and length of lace. Now we're all types of busy with wonderful, creative customers! I'd like to do something special for this, feel free to send in suggestions.

Last, I just want to remind everyone of age in the States to get out there and Vote tomorrow. We all know it's probably the most important election we'll see in our lifetime, and as a senior in college with the job market looking like that of the early 70's, I urge everyone to do a bit of reading and think with your brains, not with all of the propaganda that's going around right now. We don't want to have to start hiding our degrees to get part time jobs like my parents did when they graduated. 

On to some leatherwork. This week I made a couple really fun pieces, including this mid:

I also had a couple snap wallets, this being one that came out rather nicely. My stitching is pretty much dead on now, so I've been super excited on my new work:

Lastly, I just wanted to post this picture. This was my halloween... the tooth fairy let loose, and Tiger came over since his knee's still too bad to play. I hope everyone else had as great a night as we did.