VICTORIA ELLEDGE, ARTIST, LEATHER CRAFTER & MORE
I have created the That’s Leather Jewelry Line. I am a highly and specifically trained artesean. I have been trained by masters in this craft. I bring my experience and incredible training to you with my unique jewelry and products.
This is a light weight, realistic looking, affordable alternative to real feathers from eagles, hawks, etc which are illegal to own. Some feathers such as from song birds are illegal to own in some states, each state having their own laws.
Each and every beautifully hand made, realistic looking feather jewelry piece is made from leather. This jewelry is an affordable durable alternative to jewelry made from real feather
I make my “quill caps” from sterling silver tubing and earring wires from Argentium which give the sleek, elegant look to my earrings. I use a high quality nickel silver pin backs which I modify to conform to the shape of my pins. For my barrettes I use a 1-piece French style barrette back made in France.
I make most everything from raw materials including the findings with the exception of the pin and barrette backs. the pin backs are high quality nickle silver. The barrette backs are one-piece stainless steel made in France. You will wear your individualized and custom pieces proudly.
Many of the feathers I make are from Paul Burnett’s instructions. From what he taught me, I have been able to create many new ones. His wife taught me how to make the leather leaves. My Aspen leaves are from Paul’s impression. Some of my Maple leaves are made from the die cut leaves I purchase from Mrs. Burnett and then I do the sculpturing prior to painting them. Some I create myself from examples of real leaves. They showed me how to make leather flowers and then I expanded that aspect of my leather work by making patterns from real flowers. His wife, Karen, remains a special friend and business associate.
My goal for 2021 is to get some lessons created and available for purchase. They will show how to create cut out and shape the flowers for painting, how to paint them, and then how to assemble them. After doing some, you will be able to create your own patterns. I will make a lesson showing how I go about creating my patterns for flowers and leaves. I am passionate about getting more people able to do this themselves and create a business or do it for personal use and gifts. Each person will create from their own energy and it will have their flavor to it. For creative people we want to know how! There are enough people not interested in creating it themselves and want to purchase it for the energy and beauty of the Artist. We can all have fun and joy.