Category: handmade

Well, it’s been a long time since I&rsqu…

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy! Amongst other projects, here is a 1790’s Royal Navy midshipman’s coat I have made.

Really appreciate everyones patience and under…

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Really appreciate everyones patience and understanding that artisan made items take time to create, leather in a lot of ways is very unforgiving a single miss strike of the hammer or hell even a too long finger nail gently touching the wet surface can ruin the thing before its dried and cured. I work as fast as i humanely can with 6 years of professional leather work under my belt. So i think the next time i get a complaint for taking to long i will challenge the person to make the item faster then me and just as nice haha hell i would probably offer them a job if they were able to do it!

#leather #leatherwork #lykos #medieval #medievalbelt #norse #ringbelt #garb #vikinggarb #handmade #handcrafted #buyheathenmade

Icelandic Wolf Cross in stock available in two…

Icelandic Wolf Cross in stock available in two sizes and ready to ship, get yours today at lykosleather.com

#icelandicwolfcross #skull #norse #heathenmade #heathen #supportcrafters #handmade #oldgods #thor #mjolnir #runes #odinson #lykosleather

1890s blouse and skirt. Visit my Facebook page…

1890s blouse and skirt. Visit my Facebook page Il Fiore Nero Costumery

Photos: Andarta Stefania

New armrings, silver chains, Gotland crystal b…

New armrings, silver chains, Gotland crystal balls and earrings are available in the shop in matching sets. These are hand crafted in Sweden by the @viking_kristall you can purchase these beautiful pieces on my website www.lykosleather.com

#reenactment #viking #norse #jewelry #shieldmaiden #handmade #heathenmade #honoryourroots #pagan #asatru #heathen #silver #silverjewelry

Just finished up a new batch of axe carriers i…

Just finished up a new batch of axe carriers in time for the holidays they are ready to ship and available at www.lykosleather.com

#lykosleather #axecarrier #bushcraft #edc #edcgear #wood #hiking #renaissancefestival #reenactment #handmade #handcrafted #mjolnir #odinshorns #wolrdtree

Repost from the @thewickedgriffin When you cho…

Repost from the @thewickedgriffin When you choose to support a handmade business – what you are actually saying is, “I choose to support a family and a dream. I choose to support human beings – not mass produced items lacking soul and integrity.” The difference in handmade is the blood, sweat and tears. Handmade requires more attention to detail, finely tuned skills and craftsmanship that could have taken a lifetime to develop. Handmade is not mass produced on some factory line, they are made in homes with real families. Made with real, human hands – with love and dedication. Handcrafted goods are an invaluable asset in a world overflowing with one-size-fits all garbage that has been chosen for you by huge corporations who only care about profit and numbers. Nothing compares to the interaction between artist and buyer – where you know what you are buying is made only for you and no one else. So how do you know that what you are buying is legitimately handmade by real humans? Here are some telltale signs: super cheap prices. No artisan could afford to charge so little! There is an exception to this rule: some newer artisans do not know their worth and when they charge too little, they are setting themselves up for failure. Another sign: you see the exact same item everywhere. Why is that? It’s called drop shipping. This means that the business you buy from sends your order to a third party usually in China and China ships the item to you – this explains the insanely LONG shipping time. OR, a business buys from aliexpress.com or alibaba.com and then sends to you. I STRONGLY encourage you to go to this site and see how cheap these items really are. Here is the REALLY scary part of buying mass produced, cheap Chinese items: the items most likely are stolen designs from other artists! Not only is the artist losing money but China does not follow traditional trademarks and copyright laws. Then the original artist is then having to prove they created the design. Once China steals an item from an artist, there is no going back. Sometimes they even steal the original artists pictures. I encourage you to check out the artists I have tagged!

#handmade #norse #heathen

Simple shop update today, Royal black tankard …

Simple shop update today, Royal black tankard straps are back in stock and now available in golden/silver colored hardware. Check out more at lykosleather.com

#reenactment #leather #leatherwork #renaissancefestival #renaissancefaire #renaissance #cosplay #costume #propmaking #got #lotr #handmade #norse #viking #medieval

Victorian Era by DanielleFiore

Victorian Era by DanielleFiore

Costume by Il Fiore Nero Costumery

18th century linen outfit with winged cuffs, b…

18th century linen outfit with winged cuffs, based on Janet Arnold “Patterns of Fashion 1″. My costuming page Il Fiore Nero Costumery. Photos by Letizia Taschetta.