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Day Five, Oklahoma State Boots

Day Five: the making of the Oklahoma Boots, which are now part of the Oklahoma State Capitol permanent art collection At this point in the process all of the decorative work is done and each piece is completed; now it’s … Continue reading

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Day Four, Oklahoma State Boots

Day Four: the making of the Oklahoma Boots, which are now part of the Oklahoma State Capitol permanent art collection Today I’m going to talk a little bit about the wing and counter tips and their design inspiration.

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Day Three, Oklahoma State Boots

Day Three: the making of the Oklahoma Boots, which are now part of the Oklahoma State Capitol permanent art collectionA one-piece boot top is one big panel of leather; the only seam is designed to go up the center back. … Continue reading

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Day Two, Oklahoma Boots

Day Two: the making of the Oklahoma Boots which are now part of the Oklahoma State Capitol permanent art collection The Oklahoma boots have a one-piece top; instead of a seam up each side of the boot there’s a single … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Boots, part one: Wingtips, countertips, and back strap

The time has arrived and I can finally share pictures of the Oklahoma boots! I’ll start with the design sketches I sent to the Oklahoma Arts Council for approval and how those sketches went from paper to leather. These are … Continue reading

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Sunflower Bracelet

Title: :”Somewhere in Kansas”

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When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again

Most of my clients would choose something from my portfolio and change it up a bit if they had ideas, but I had one customer that always wanted to give me some ideas and have me design something completely new … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Boots update

The Oklahoma boots are finished and I’ll deliver them today. I am so eager to share the photos with you! Until I have permission, I’ll just share the photo of the card I include with all my boots.

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2023 Cowboy Boot Calendar

I created and ordered my 2023 cowboy boot calendar today. The website will allow orders but they won’t be in stock for a couple of weeks. http://www.sorrell.shop, on the home page

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“Always Wanting You”

I remember once when I worked for Jay Griffith; we were making a pair of boots with a chocolate top and hot pink inlays. We didn’t have any hot pink thread so Jay told me to stitch around the hot … Continue reading

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