A twist on a classic purse style, the Melissa Large Barrel Bag is a simple, teardrop, shape that has large cherry blossoms on the entire body of the bag to show your radiant side. The bag is outfitted with a long zipper on the top so you have easy access to all the contents when you want them, and a secure way to keep them inside when you don't. This piece also comes with both shoulder straps and a cross body strap, so you can use it as a shoulder bag or sling it like a messenger. The Melissa Large Barrel measures 14" long by 5" deep by 7" tall. The shoulder straps are 24" long each (comes with two, one for each side) and the cross-body strap is 48" long. This purse started out as a piece of tooling leather that was cut, branded, painted and dyed by hand before a protective coat was applied to keep it safe from the elements (including, yes, rainstorms). The colors in this piece are - yellow, turquoise, gold, light turquoise and antique brown (silver hardware) I am happy to do custom orders - just ask!
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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