Craig Kasberg began this awesome idea in Juneau, Alaska. Tidal Vision uses salmon skin to make the leather for their items. You can read all about them and how they do this by visiting their website:
And you can follow them on Facebook: TidalVisionUSA
Dave, John, and Crew are hand working leather goods in San Marcos, Texas. A great leather case with lots of pockets is a must have! Read more about them and see all the other pieces they make by either using this link to their Etsy store: RusticLeatherCo
Or this link to their website: rusticleather.com
Julie Hickman is making custom leather items in Terre Haute, Indiana. To see more cool items like this purse, you can use this link to her Etsy store: HollyHawkDesigns
Or this link to her website: hollyhawkdesigns.net
Paige Schafer is working with leather in Beaverton, Oregon. What a great way to chronicle ones journels! Find out more about her by using this link to her store: SchaferArtStudio
Adeline is creating unique leather items in Sunnyvale, California. To see what a wide range of items she creates using leather, please either use this link to her Etsy store: ByAdeline
Or this link to her website: by-adeline.com
Cameron Mackey is hand tooling fine leather items for you in Redlands, California. Like this beautiful leather cuff. To see more of his pieces, please use this link to his store: WestSage
Gary Spear is hand working fine leather goods the Amish way in Mitchell, Indiana. Someone on your gift list is going to appreciate one of Gary's pieces. To see more, please use this link to his store: AmishLeatherWorks
Lisa Ross is hand tooling fine leather goods for you in San Francisco, California. I love a quality leather labtop case! Check out all of her items by using this link to her Etsy store: TheLeatherExpert
Or by using this link to her website: era81.com
Rusty Knuckles and Banjo Buck are hand tooling fine leathers in Raleigh, North Carolina. To see more of what these two characters have created, use this link to their Etsy store: RustyKnuckles
Or visit their website with this link: rustyknucklesmusic.com
J. Lynn is handcrafting fine leather goods in Seattle, Washington. She has some awesome guitar straps for the musicians in your world. You can see much more by using this link to her Etsy store: COPPERPEACE
Or by using this link to her website: copperpeace.com
Steve and Carye Miller hand make fine leather goods in Hardy, Arkansas. This is a cool money clip with a credit card slot and a Buffalo nickle! You can see much more by either using this link to their Etsy store: MillersLeatherShop
Or by using this link to their website: millersleathershop.com/
Hawk and Bev are hand tooling fine leather goods for you in Woodford, South Carolina. I picked out a guitar strap to show the guitarists in my circle! They have much more for you to see by using this link to their store: HawkLeather
Ty Bowman is hand crafting fine leather goods in Queen Creek, Arizona. This is one very cool leather carrying case for wine. You can see more by using this link to his Etsy store: LifetimeLeatherCo Or go to his website by using this link: lifetimeleather.com/
Michael Graham hand makes fine leather journals and more for you in Keithville, Louisiana. You can not only see more by using this link to his Etsy store: NewSouthBooks
You can also see that he does far more than work in leather by visiting his website by using this link: studioofvisualarts.com
Oliver and Nath work fine leather into items for you in Nashville, Tennessee. I like the natural edge they keep on some of their pieces. Check out their store by using this link: YourChoiceLeather
The San Filippo family in Salem, Oregon make custom leather designs for you. I chose one of their awesome leather aprons to show you, because I work in wood and ceramics, so one of these would certainly be a wonderful and very useful item to have. Please take a look at what else they have made and learn more about them by using this link to their Etsy store: SanFilippoLeather
Or use this link to their website: sanfilippoleather.com
Garrett Reich hand crafts these fine leather cases in Brooklyn, New York. And he has been getting very happy reviews! Please read more about him and check out his other ones by using this link: SecretStorage
Caitlyn, Anna & Zoe design and create their leather goods in Portland, Oregon. This passport cover has one of my favorite quotes on it! Buy your loved one a gift that will last a lifetime. You can see more by using this link:
Daniel Foytik hand makes his fine leather goods in Charlottesville, Virginia. There are so many useful items one can make with leather and he has a great variety for you to choose from. As well as numerous good reviews from happy customers! Check him out here: RSVPhandcrafted
Kathleen is the ColordaoChick in Breckenridge, Colorado. Besides delightful little handmade baby moccasins, she also crochets and embellishes cool boot cuffs. Makes me wish I had a pair of boots! But I do know a few babies whose feet would be all comfy in a pair of these moccasins. You can see them all here on Etsy: ColoradoChickCo Or here: coloradochick.com/
Nicole has written about herself and her process in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I love it when an artist or artisan takes the time to introduce themselves, and you can read about her on wayfaringart or on her website wayfaringart.com
One of these beautiful leather journals might inspire you to write or draw also!
Timothy James works his fine leathers into cool goods in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. A fine leather satchel or briefcase like this one can last for many, many years. Check out his others at: SolidLeatherCo
Mr. Lentz is a cowboy in San Diego, California who creates awesome handmade leather accessories.
This is just one example of his work, I know I will be looking for some quality wallets for family members this year! I hope you use this link to see more: MrLentz
Letty Cortelyou, hand crafts her find leather pieces in Lakeland, Florida. I really like this one!
Jonathan Day in Alpine, Oregon hand crafts his beautiful books with care and skill. Although many are a combination of wood and leather, I will be listing his works under the leather heading. Any one of his pieces would make a treasured gift.
Handcrafted hand bound books by Stephanie Tomlinson of Santa Cruz, California. In a wide range of colors for you to begin a new story in:
Lawrence Carter of New Castle, Delaware makes sturdy and useful creations with hand tooled leather. Often in beautiful colors. Don't stop at this one example, he has more!
Sonia of Vancouver, Canada hand tools leather into many accessories.
Jon Cline in Tempe, Arizona creates hand items from leather that a well crafted using methods you can read about on his website. I would love to have one of these!
There is nothing like the feel of real leather.
Morris Williams of Eldon, Missouri works in fine leather. I love this belt! He doesn't just make belts though, check it out!