An abstract relief piece representing an iconic Northern pine on a pink granite foundation.
Has a small loop mounted on the back at the top and hangs on a soft deerskin thong.
Very light and easy to wear yet has enough weight to hang without drifting or twisting.
Carved and stamped belts
1 1/2" and 1 1/4" wide, waist sizes up to 48"
Abstract design carved and stamped into damp leather.
Colours are both dyed and painted depending on the effect desired.
These are waist belts for men and women.
Can be made in any colour, although these three colours are the most popular. I have made purple, grey, navy, tan, moss green, red and turquoise belts, I have started using polished stainless buckles as well as antique brass and antique nickel. I prefer using roller buckles as they are easier on the leather when they are being cinched tight.
Smooth hand polished top and edges. Fully finished back.
Abstract Stamped Belt black/teal/purple/
7-8 oz. Vegetable tanned cowhide strap 1-1/4" wide
Dyed and highlighted with acrylic artist colour, finished with a hand rubbed polish
Eye-catching yet strong and durable, this belt is one of my standard designs. Made from a single piece of heavy cowhide it will last for many years. It is made completely by hand and has a pleasing smooth polish that is water and wear resistant. Even the edges are smooth and polished.
This belt looks good on jeans or on a pair of dress pants as well as over a favourite top or dress. Available in standard colours of denim blue, mid brown, black and moss green, or in custom colours to match or compliment a favourite outfit.
Abstract Stamped Belt Red Tan Brown
solid piece of 8-9oz. Vegetable Tanned Cowhide 1-1/2" wide
dyed and highlighted with acrylic artist colour
I designed these belts many years ago, and stopped making them 30 years ago as I was tired of making them. I decided to revamp the design and make them again as people were asking for them and I had always liked the design.
They have become one of my best sellers in the last few years, again.
They are unique, solid, durable and striking. The roller buckle is solid brass or stainless and is attached with a matching snap dome or chicago screw so it can be replaced or switched. The keeper is glued and stapled and the belt is guaranteed to withstand normal wear and tear for 10 years.
Wine Red Water Buffalo Belt 1-1/4" wide 2015
Vegetable tanned water buffalo hide, dye, acrylic paint
Exceptionally tough and wear resistant, water buffalo hide has a very distinctive grain, or hair cell pattern. I have enhanced this with random hammer marks on the damp leather and a black acrylic over-wash that is applied then wiped off, that darkens the markings.
This is a very distinctive and unusual belt that should last for a very long time.
I have placed an antique nickle or pewter finish buckle on this belt with a matching snap done for easy replacement.
Dark Blue Hip Belt with Leather Closure
2-1/2" wide piece of 4/5 oz. vegetable tanned cowhide
Dye and acrylic artist's colour
This was a commissioned piece finished just before Christmas 2015
I hadn't made a wide hip slung belt since the 1980s, but this turned out pretty well. It has a heavy laminated leather buckle built on the end of the belt that has a brass knob that goes through the holes in the end of the belt strap.
Carved Panel Laced Clutch purse (detail)
9" x 12" x 1-1/2"
Vegetable tanned cowhide, dye, acrylic paint
This is one of my classic purse designs that I have been making for over 30 years. It is simple but elegant and durable.
It can be made as a clutch or a shoulder bag, and can have an interior liner with pockets or be a simple unlined folder. The closure is a full width panel that the flap slides behind. Easy and secure.
It can also be made smaller or larger to suit your needs or can be made without the side gusset as a portfolio, in standard paper sizes, to hold 8-1/2" x 11 or 8-1/2x 14 legal paper.
Tab Closure Portfolio
13" x 10-1/2"
vegetable tanned cowhide, dye and acrylic paint
Reproduction of a portfolio that I dragged around for years after originally making it in the 1970s.
This was a commissioned piece for a gentleman who had lost his on a Toronto streetcar after having it for 35 years and wanting it replaced
with one exactly the same. Of course I did improve on the original, slightly.
Leather Cap with Extended Tail
This cap is like the traditional welder's cap but executed in three shades of suede with a smooth leather on the opposite side, so it can be reversed. The lace extensions are the thongs used to lace the sections together. These can be tucked back inside thru the hole in the center or the whole thing can be turned inside out and the thongs twisted around and left inside the cap.
The edges of the cap can be turned back as much or as little as you like to create a different look.
This is available in various shades of blue, green, brown, grey and in solid black.
This version has three little green leaves on the ends of the thongs.
Custom Guitar Strap Turquoise-Blue
3" wide 3mm thick vegetable tanned cowhide strap
A single piece of cowhide 3 inches in width with appropriate holes for guitar pegs.
The widest part of the strap is worn at the front of the body and the narrow end is at the back. Adjusts from 42" to 50" (medium size)(This one has extra adjustment holes, as per customer's instruction)
Comfortable, functional and pleasing, to last many years.