Art Deco inspired inlaid leather purse

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I’ve been experimenting with new making techniques in the past week. This piece has an intricately hand cut and inlaid Art Deco style motif of my own design. The individual panels were carefully selected from suede, stamped cow hide and full grain leather to give contrasting textures and carefully machine stitched in place.

Traditional techniques only; hands, tools and sewing machine. No computers!

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