Wallet with Exotic Leather Lining

Wallet with Exotic Leather Lining


If you have ever wanted to work with exotic leather, now is your chance to learn under the tutelage of well-known artist Jerry VanAmburg. Each class participant will make a snap-closure wallet from cowhide & exotic leather provided by VanAmburg Leather (similar in design to the second image, however it WILL NOT have a zipper). Students will be able to choose from a limited palette of Karung snake for the wallet lining, and a few colors of cowhide for the wallet body. The wallet will be finished by a single loop lacing. Jerry will also educate students about selecting hides for specific areas of your wallet project, appropriate lacing leather and exotic leather in general.

Jerry not only deals in an incredible selection of exotic leather, but he is also an accomplished leather craftsman & his energy for the subject is contagious. Students of all skill levels will be challenged by aspects of this informative, fast-paced class. All will go home with a completed wallet & a higher level of understanding about functional design & construction.

Materials will be provided by Jerry and students will have the option to upgrade their leather choices during the class with exotic wallet bodies, kangaroo lining leather options, and sterling silver snaps from VanAmburg Leather’s product line.

OPTIONAL: Students who wish to tool/design the ID slot prior to class are welcome to do so. Finished dimensions: 2-1/4” x 4-1/4”. Second image features the ID slot.

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All skill levels are welcome. Advanced students will be able to experience the class and still face a challenge—and are encouraged to tool/decorate the ID slot prior to class. Finished dimensions: 2-1/4”x4-1/4”. And beginners can receive a little extra attention to get started.

Materials provided by VanAmburg Leather. Upgrades to the standard leather & snap offerings will be for sale during the class from VanAmburg Leather product line.

Students should bring:

  • Draw knife

  • Metal square that can measure up to 12”

  • Glue (Barge will be provided)

  • Maul or mallet

  • A pen

Thursday, October 31, 2019: 8am—5pm