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Stocking up

I’ve been working away on some extra stuff to fill the shelves at White Elephant this month because Supercrawl is coming fast and they’re going to have a small table of their local artists set up.

The below are made of my Dryden hide and a snippet of this beautiful teal leather I picked up a couple weeks ago.

I also spent a few hours knocking out tonnes of these guys in new and different colours…

No, no, like…tonnes:

Phew! I still don’t have quite as much together as I’d like, but there are some small wallets and change purses and a new pouch I’ll show you tomorrow. Or you can follow me on Instagram where I’ve given a sneak peek already. My handle is the same as on Twitter – AmyKennyCanada.


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Elemental, My Dear Watson

Phoenix feathers hand-painted in scorching shades of red and yellow.

Cool, clear turquoise strung on hand-wrapped copper.

The Elemental Earrings.

They’re finished with leather protector for a little gloss and a long, strong life.

Set to show in the shop in the next ten minutes.


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Soooooo, as long as the fires in Northern Ontario remain relatively under control (and what an awful thing for the forests and the firefighters up there – roughly 300, 000 hectares of land are affected right now compared to the 15, 000 hectares affected all year last year), we’re slatedĀ  to head off on our trip this Sunday.

On the off chance we can’t go north, I’m accepting suggestions for alternate routes. Right now we’re thinking Newfoundland or Gaspe. Any more ideas?

Before that however, is Hillside! I’m only going to be there Friday night and won’t have a booth, but Peep Design will be selling a sampling of my goods including…

New old stock wallets and cuffs at deep discount. The wallets are down from $68 to $50 and the cuffs are down from $24/36 to $18.

New old stock headbands down from $24/36 to $18.

Brand-new Warrior Princess Earrings at a minimal debut discount of $27 instead of $29.

Stop by and pick something up. Or just say hi!



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Leathers and Feathers

Due to family events, I’m cramming a full work week into the next three days.

Fortunately for my feelings of accomplishment in the leather realm, I finally put to practice a simple design I’ve been meaning to make for ages. This means I can bang off a couple dozen of these guys in a matter of hours and feel like I’ve been super-productive.

Behold! The Warrior Princess Earrings…

Not for the shy of spangle. These shoulder-sweeping earrings measure 3.5 x 1 inch.

Thick leathers for the longer feathers and soft suedes for the smaller.

Don’t you want to wear only these and run through the woods? Or is that just me…?

I’m in love. I want to make these all day long. They’re perfect for using up smaller swatches and scraps of leather and the process is relatively quick and easy.

Also, they play directly to my very favourite sartorial aesthetic – the male/female dichotomy. Leathers and feathers, I call it in my head (and now, here, on the Interwebs). Ladylike in their delicacy; burly in their strength. Feminine in their colour; masculine in their structure.

Some are heading into the shop over the next couple days. Many more will head over to White Elephant along with the rest of the re-stock I keep promising them. Still more will be at Hillside this summer – look for the Peep Design booth to pick yours up.


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Hack, Cough

Sick sick sick.

Here a re a pair of earrings. This style has been kicking around my shop a while, but there are different brass fixtures on these ones.

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