Hi! I’m Lucy and I love working with Leather! Actually my real name is Kym, Lucy is a nickname that just kind of stuck. My sister (and mom) got me started in leatherworking in 2013 and I have fallen in love with it! I love the process of taking a raw piece of leather and using my hands to create wearable art. In addition to my mom and sister who create some fantastic looking masks and items, my husband also dabbles a little bit in leather working too. He likes to make eye patches and bracers. Between the four of us, we stay busy travelling to different anime conventions, conducting workshops, and managing our online stores.
One of my favorite ways to work with leather is to use a swivel knife and really dig into the leather. That’s probably why I like making feathers and fur on an animal mask so much. I also really like to work with different dyes!
When I am making an item, sometimes I draw a sketch first, other times I just take my swivel knife and start carving. It’s very Zen! I will pretty much use anything that I think will make the item look great! I regularly use acrylics and dyes, but I also sometimes you stickers, markers, glitter and well, just about anything!
Make sure you get a chance to visit my gallery where you can see the different projects I have done. Also, I would love it if you would subscribe to my blog so I can keep you updated on the projects I am currently working on as well as let you in on some secret special deals that are ONLY for subscribers! If you are looking for some tips on how to get started working with leather, visit my tutorial page where you can watch some videos that will help you learn how to complete your own projects! And of course, please stop by my online store if you are looking to purchase any masks that I currently have in stock or visit my Custom Orders page to see how I can create the perfect mask or leather item for you!