It's not every day that you get to craft something for somebody who has influenced your business. In this case indirectly influenced our business.
I've made many friendships over the past 2 years in this craft. There are 2 crafters that I have become very close with and am thankful for, and they are Shane and Mandy Smith from @smithsleatherbalm.
This wallet is going to the one who was the creator of Shane (Mrs. Smith - Shane's mother) who had an indirect part in Smith's leather balm. 😂
Thanks guys for your love and continued support of our brand.
Clean. Simple. Rugged. LKG
The first item on our e-list, newly released this week:
Juvenal, Persius; Homer, Ovid, Boccacio, Chaucer. The Satyrs of Decimus Junius Juvenalis and of Aulus Persius Flaccus; Fa- bles Ancient and Modern Translated into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, and Chaucer: With Original Poems: Translat- ed into English Verse by Mr. Dryden and Several Other Emi- nent Hands. London: Printed for J. Tonson in the Strand; Print- ed for J. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand, 1735; 1745. Sixth Edition; Fifth Edition. 12mo. 2 vol. 296 pp.; 345 pp. Gathered in 12s except the O gathering (ends at O4). I9 of Volume One signed ‘A’. Both volumes collate as complete. Bound in later 19th century full red, fine-grained morocco with gilt tooling on the edges of the boards and gilt tooling as decoration on the boards. Spine has six gilt rules, with the title in gilt on each spine; the Fables has the year 1745 in gilt on its spine. All edges gilt, with beautiful marble endpapers and pastedowns. Finely bound by Cecil and Larkins. Title page of Satyrs in black ink, title page of Fables in red and black ink. Decorated throughout with woodcuts (Satyrs has 25 wood engravings with a portrait of Charles the Earl of Middlesex and a portrait of Persius), each volume has its frontis- piece. A Near Fine set with moderate age-darkening to the spines, else a lovely set of eighteenth century literature. Text internally very clean, the boards are in exceptional condition. Packer 29. A beautiful set of two collections of stories from some of the great- est authors in the Western canon, with translations from one of the greatest translators of Classical literature. #bookstagram#gorgeous#leather#morocco#finebinding#classics#satire#juvenal#homer#dryden#gilt#book
Worked a bit more on this one. The colour effect was achieved by mixing five different types of brown and some redwood antiquing gel.
At the bottom you have a tribal knot work wolf, in the middle a dagger with some knot work and tunes and on top there is a knot work circular image with some birds.
Now to get it up on the wall!