made in britain
can be personalised
Hand stitched leather sleeve on stainless steel bottle opener, a perfect gift for beer fans.
With free personalisation this is a perfect gift for Birthdays or Anniversaries (3rd year wedding is traditionally 'leather')
I hand make all items from my workspace at home, no need for machines. For stitching I use strong polyester thread, coated in beeswax for a tougher finish. The method used is saddle stitching ( using dual needles/thread simultaneously) which creates the strongest bond, reducing the chance of any thread from breaking and unravelling. After stitching, the edges are hand burnished and a final layer of beeswax is added to complete.
Please let me know if you'd like your name or initials stamped onto the item, free of charge!
Each letter measures roughly 5mm x 8mm and will be placed on the front,central unless stated otherwise.
Only available in CAPS and a maximum of 20 letters.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
The ancient craft of naturally tanning leather is complex and fascinating. Only natural materials such as leaves and husks are used to dye the leather, after which, each hide is hung for several weeks. This is compared to the globally dominant method of Chromium tanning, which reduces the process to a mere few days. Whilst certainly time-effective, it is important to me to try to avoid using chrome-tanned leather, as the vast use of chemicals in this process is very harmful to the environment, our waterways and oceans.
Apart from this being an ethical choice, it’s very much aesthetic and practical – veg-tan leather is beautiful, often displaying the history of life through scars and imperfections. The material will develop a wonderful patina unique to each owner and after years become a treasured object.
17.5cm x 4.5cm
Please contact me via the 'ask seller a question' button if you have any questions or specific requests.