Leather Artist
Erik Hayes

      I have been creating leather works for over 40 years. My artistry is not limited to leather, but also includes wood, carving, paint, metal and other media. Over the years my craft has matured as I travel the world enjoying the art from many different countries including Italy, Greece, Orient, Scandinavia, and others. 
     My first leather teacher was Coach Lane in 7th grade in Denton, Texas.  This initial introduction started my journey.  Over the years, I have created leather items based on the needs of my family: wallets, belts, purses, holsters, and costume pieces.   I have constantly been impressed by artisans all over the world and am now trying to incorporate those techniques into my creations.

I look forward to sharing some of these creations in the months to come,


Jewelry Designer/Artist
Emily Hayes

    I started making jewelry in my early teens, and sold jewelry to friends and family throughout my high school and college years. After completing a bachelors I decided my field of study was not something I wanted to pursue. I started a degree in radiography and towards the end of my second semester I received a breast cancer diagnosis. This happened around the same time Covid-19 was starting to shut the world down.  As I underwent treatment for my cancer I worried about losing fine motor skills and neuropathy so I turned back to jewelry making and my mom joined me. Making jewelry went from a fun activity to something therapeutic and as our collection of beads and products grew I considered creating a business in which to sell these items that where bringing me and my family such peace and joy. After a lengthy conversation with Dad, aka Erik, we came to the conclusion that with his love of all things leather craft and mom’s inherent sales and marketing skills we would create a small business. After I finished treatment and was given the green light to return to the life I had known our family continued to enjoy the peace of toiling at our respective crafts so here is our family business all crafts are made with love. I hope you enjoy. 



Fine China Artist
Harriet Hayes