Category Archives: Cowboy Boots

Cowboy boots

WOW

This is what my face looks like when I spend hours at the Country Music Museum in Brady, Texas, and then I GET TO TRY ON JACKETS that belonged to Ray Price, Cowboy Copas, and Porter Wagoner!!!

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I’m an inspiration

A western lace-up boot is called a packer, and I believe this was the first pair of packers I made. As you can see, I always find opportunity for design in blank spaces. I made these boots for myself and … Continue reading

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Feather bracelet

Bracelet for a friend, with inlaid and stitched pheasant feathers

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Memories

When I first started making boots I somehow knew it was important to have professional pictures taken of each pair when I completed them; this is why I have thirty years of quality photos of boots I’ve made. There was … Continue reading

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Ten rows of stitching, close-up

Some boot makers start with the outermost row, but I was trained to begin with the innermost row. It really depends on what style of design you’re doing — with this one, accurately defining the unstitched space in the middle … Continue reading

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It’s new!

First time to use and stitch my new logo. I like it.

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This customer brought me a much-loved pair of tiny cowboy boots she’d worn as a child and asked me to make her an exact reproduction that she could wear as an adult. I hope she’s still making happy memories in … Continue reading

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“Lavender Lullaby”

A long, long time ago I worked for an old boot maker named Jay Griffith, and Jay made boots for Marty Stuart, who was an up and coming young country singer. Marty commissioned a pair of pale yellow cowboy boots … Continue reading

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Different stories

I’ll be working on the Oklahoma state boots for the next several weeks and I’m not allowed to share photos of them on social media until their grand unveiling at the State Capitol. This leaves me without much to share … Continue reading

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“Today’s Wild West”

I’m featured on Mark Bedor’s show “Today’s Wild West.” I believe this will also air on PBS this fall. YouTube link

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