If you're looking for a tote bag that sets you apart in a sea of similar designer handbags this tote is your answer. This tote is for the hand bag connoisseur that does not want the same bag found in the mall but still loves the functionality of a standard tote shape. This bag is also constructed by hand, and even hand dyed and carved, making it a truly functional piece of wearable art that will last and last... and guess what the leather is entirely sustainable and hand dyed with an environmentally friendly dye.
We work mainly with vegetable tanned leather, which is also a by-product of the food industry, to create each of our pieces (books, masks, armour, corsets etc). Each piece made from vegetable tanned leather is meticulously hand carved, hand dyed, and hand finished. Some of these pieces are also hand painted with special leather paints and overlays. This ethically sourced tooling hide softens in over time for a beautiful old-world finish. The dyes used are an environmentally friendly water based dye which leaves a rich hand-finished touch on each piece bringing out the unique highlights, grains, and character of each piece of leather (and not considered as flaws). We use a variety of different, hand applied, finishes to both protect and emphasize the leathers natural beauty. Finishes may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following depending on the piece: high quality oils, waxes, gums, and protective coats. Each component is hand buffed once the finishes have set to give it a resilient sheen.
Purse length is 11 3/8 inches
Height 9 inches
Width is 4.5-5 inches inches
Bag is unlined and contains dyed leather
Product Care: Please keep out of direct sunlight for extended periods of time, leather will slightly soften with use. Although finishing wax protects the leather please keep tote away from water, oils and perfumes. Item comes with care card.
Paragon of Design by Skrocki consists of Amy and Tanner Skrocki, who have been creating works of art in a variety of mediums (Metal, Leather, Fabrics, Paper, Wood and Photography) since 2008. Their leatherwork has won first place in an international wearable art competition and won a Niche award in the fashion accessory category. Skrocki has also been featured in solo and group gallery exhibitions and has participated in close to 380 fine craft shows, festivals and markets over the past 9 and half years. You can find their wearable art featured in their own photography, other photographers work and dozens of magazines throughout the world.
This item is not available as wholesale item.
Grey and black skull bag available under a separate listing.
Prices are in U.S. Dollars
Inspired by numerous visits to historic European cathedrals. These earrings are designed and made in studio!
This listing is for a pair of earrings that have been laser cut and coloured in our studio. The earrings have been coloured gold and are designed to look like a cathedral window we came across while traveling.
The longest part of the earring is 45 mm and the widest point is 45 mm.
The hooks are nickel free surgical steel.
The design captures a historic vibe and beautiful tile quality while echoing the Maltese cross. This is classic Paragon of Design by Skrocki and a must have in one form or another. This set is made of copper and highlighted with ruby red and black. These earrings are versatile. They are beautiful. And we know you’ll be complimented when you wear them! Because they sell so quickly we have only this pair.
The size of each copper earring is approximately 1.9 cm or .75 inches.
Each metal component, made in our Alberta, Canada, studio, is the product of a rigorous 35-45 step process (around 35 per earring or pendant and between 40 and 45 per ring and cuff link). Starting with plain sheets of metal we design and create our components one at a time. Some of the key steps include preparing the metal and design work, etching the imagery and cutting custom shapes. Shaping is done with a manual hydraulic press (2000 lbs plus per a component) to create stronger, more durable and professionally shaped components. Each piece is finished with a meticulous hand applied coloring process wherein each color is individually applied and often on different days to allow for the lengthy drying process (up to 72 hours). The majority of the other steps revolve around an absurd amount of sanding and cleaning, as well as, adding the finishing touches such as ear hooks, jump rings, soldering etc. Because of this no two items are identical and they have variations between each item.
These copper earrings have been made with 99.99% pure copper with surgical steel ear hooks and rubber ear nubs. The last picture shows what the packaging looks like complete with our in studio made product card. Your item (featured in the first picture) will be featured on one of our custom cards.
Each item comes with a care card, authentication card, gift box and item card. The last picture shows what the packaging looks like complete with our in studio made product card.
*Note because we are selling online at two different places and we are doing shows it may take the full 10 days for us to ship the item if we have to remake it. Because of this your item will look either almost the same or very close to what you see in the picture (more than likely you will receive the item in the picture above). If you need the item sooner please message us to see if the item is in stock.