I love doing custom work, and I love it the very most when a customer gives me carte blanche in making the piece. This strap was for a customer who already has two of my straps, which she gave me pretty free reign on, but this one was almost completely free. I suggested an air theme, and her request was:
“some juxtaposition of fire and water, cool colors and hot colors, moon and sun, Leo & cancer would be fun. The artwork I brought back from Italy was of winged lions, the wings were multi-colored. Classical crab artwork as opposed to cartoon crabs. Sort of a classical sensibility overall.”
And here is the result:
This is one of my favorite straps of all time. It is something that only could have been created as a custom item – the combination of the Leo and Cancer signs only works for a select few – but I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to make it. It is amazing!
Love my customers. Love custom leather pieces. Not so fond of winter, but at least it gets me an excuse for a lot of studio time!