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RBG

I started making these shoes when Ruth Bader Ginsberg died and it’s taken me this long to finish them. On the outside of the shoes are the words “DISSENT” and “RESIST.” The insides say “nevertheless she persisted” and “when there … Continue reading

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More shoes!

My friend and fellow boot maker Valerie Coe came out to Oklahoma and we made her a pair of shoes! In the photo where she’s wearing the shoes, if you look closely, you can see that she tried them on … Continue reading

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“Satan Is Real”

I think I forgot to post photos of the Louvin Brothers shoes after I finished them! All work is done with leather inlay, overlay, and stitching — there’s no painting.

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Heart of Texas show

I’m at the Heart of Texas Leather Show in Waco, Texas. I’m pleased with how my booth looks!

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Art ideas

This is the art piece I’ve had in my head for months; it feels good to get it out. It will be one of the most complex projects I’ve tried so I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes. I … Continue reading

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Surprise!

The whole time I was making the Fender tweed shoes, I was keeping a secret: I put the new owner’s name on the outside of the left shoe. I wanted to surprise him which meant I couldn’t post pictures that … Continue reading

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Shoemaking Tools

New YouTube video on using Crimp Screws Shoemaking Tools

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Sneak peek

Close-up picture of an upcoming project

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Mountains, in leather

A few weeks ago I made a bracelet with mountains and sky, just for fun, just because I was inspired to do it. A week ago I got to visit West Virginia again and see my best friend from seventh … Continue reading

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Introducing…

Introducing “Before The Next Teardrop Falls”(because that song was sung by Freddie FENDER — get it?)

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