Many Leather crafters look for patterns when they want to make something out of leather. Tandy leather has patterns for a variety of leather products from knife sheaths, to holsters to purses and more. What I learned about patterns is that someone originally came up with that pattern based on something they wanted to make or something someone wanted them to make.
A friend and customer of ours, the one who purchased the 8x10 picture frames back in July, ordered a business card holder after she saw the ones that I made on our website. I came up with the idea for those business card holders when I saw the Tandy pattern and decided to come up with a pattern of my own. I came up with a pattern for both the 2"x 2" business cards, like those for American Leather Crafts, and expanded the pattern/template for the 2"x 3-1/2" business cards. In order to be able to sculpt a picture on the front of the business card holder I made the circle as shown below in the picture. This allows me to put a picture or design on the holder depending on what the customer would like to have sitting on their desk or table.
My customer took the first picture and posted on our Facebook page. Here is what she had to say, "Look at my new beautiful business card holder I bought from my friend Frank at American Leather Crafts! It is a huge improvement over the old box I had them in!"
I always enjoy hearing that kind of feedback, that is why I do what I do.
Until next time, All the best.
Frank, the KC Leather Guy
Karen is an Artist who enjoys painting and inspires many of the Leather jewelry products that we offer. Frank is a Leather crafter who is very detailed and designs the custom Leather products that we create, many of which Karen has painted. As products are inspired and created, we will put them up for display on our website.