Excellently functional with a timeless beauty, the handmade leather Blaise Briefcase is a simple leather bag with wrap-around straps in the Blaise pattern. The straps are held on by tiny riveted tabs, and it has a handle at the top so it can be carried or slung over your shoulder. The Blaise Briefcase measures approximately 11" by 15" by 1" and has a 1" wide shoulder strap and double strap closure. Silver hardware. To create this bag we start with a piece of thinner tooling leather, to keep the light weight of the bag, and then cut, carve and dye it by hand before a protective coating is applied. The bag is hand-stitched.
I'm a full-time leathercraft artist, mother, and author of "Leathercrafted." I'm a certified leathercraft master. I started Moxie & Oliver in 2014 out of a desire to create leather accessories that were as durable as they were beautiful. After eleven years making leather goods, and with the original pieces still in use (and looking amazing), I have accomplished that and so much more. Teaching leathercraft classes out of my studio allows me to share my love of the craft, my knowledge of the process and history, and my original techniques for adding pattern and color, with interested students. Classes are open to anyone age 12 and older (under 18 must be accompanied by an adult taking a class at the same time). My unique process allows anyone, artistic background or not, to be able to create a beautiful, functional, leather good in an afternoon, a day or a weekend. Come with an open mind and a rough idea of what you'd like to accomplish - with your inspiration and my guidance, YOU will make something wonderful!
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