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HeirloomLeather

Location

Loganville, GA, United States

Quick Blurb

Thank you for visiting my shop. Feel free to browse and ask questions.

Interests

Leather, genuine leather, handmade, leather accessories, portfolio, briefcases, business accessories, business folder, notebook, wallet, handmade leather, die, leather craft,

Skills and Techniques

I use all top grade, vegetable tanned leather, that I purchase from a US based Herman Oak tannery. I make all my patterns, cut everything myself, dye it, tool it, punch every hole myself, and sew each stitch by hand with an incredibly strong braided cord. I then hand finish each piece to a satin luster that begs to be touched and used. An art piece you can enjoy every day.

Get to Know

After building homes for 10 years, I came to the conclusion that what had been my profession had vanished right before my eyes.

Trapped in a 59 year old body possessing a 39 year old college degree, my prospects of competing with "young bucks" having newly acquired MBA's seemed dismal at best. So I began to contemplate how "to reinvent myself". Thus my journey to find a new occupation; and I thought to myself "what if I could make a living doing something I love?". I developed an interest in working with leather several years ago and I just couldn't stop thinking about it.

In July 2011, after much encouragement from my wife and friends, I decided to put a few of my accessories on Etsy while working in a totally different field; and since the Christmas season of 2011, my orders have increase with each passing month. This once a part time hobby just blossomed into a full time business..

The craftsman/artisian is not dead in America today but he/she certainly isn't in the 6:00 news. The days of working with one's hands seems like a faint memory of a history lesson sometime back; which begs the question: "Do people still do that sort of thing?" The idea of being able to own something that was created or reborn from the hands of a true craftsman has a magnetism that infects it's customers. The feeling of knowing you were, personally, responsible for a work of art that is wearable and usable is truly rewarding.

I hope I am able to offer something that will not only be a treasure and an heirloom, but something that has usefulness and utility while possibly enhancing your professional image.

I look forward to corresponding with you and welcome your ideas.



Paul Presten



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"God made leather clothing for Adam and his wife and dressed them" Gen.3:21 ~MSG~

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