The Art of Leathercraft

High End Custom Leather Products, Designed by You, Created by Dragonthorn

About

SONY DSCDragonthorn Leatherworks is a full custom leather shop. I have been working with leather since the late 60′s (I was 14 when I started dabbling), and the company has been around since 1999. We specialize in custom leather products of all types, sizes, designs, etc. A unique advantage in dealing with Dragonthorn is the customer interaction. I firmly believe in giving the customer “exactly” what they want. I do consistently offer suggestions and/or design elements to a current or prospective customer but only as it pertains to how leather is worked and what is possible based on the price level agreed upon in advance between us and the client. We have skill sets in all manner of leather products, however, we do focus on “one-offs”. The day may come when we develop a set of products that can be mass-produced, however, when we do I suspect that we will still accomplish all of the work “in-house”  ( I am such a perfectionist that I tend to get a bit nervous when someone else is producing our designs). Check out the “portfolio” and “project images” links on the menu bar above for details.

About

SONY DSCDragonthorn Leatherworks is a full custom leather shop. I have been working with leather since the late 60′s (I was 14 when I started dabbling), and the company has been around since 1999. We specialize in custom leather products of all types, sizes, designs, etc. A unique advantage in dealing with Dragonthorn is the customer interaction. I firmly believe in giving the customer “exactly” what they want. I do consistently offer suggestions and/or design elements to a current or prospective customer but only as it pertains to how leather is worked and what is possible based on the price level agreed upon in advance between us and the client. We have skill sets in all manner of leather products, however, we do focus on “one-offs”. The day may come when we develop a set of products that can be mass-produced, however, when we do I suspect that we will still accomplish all of the work “in-house”  ( I am such a perfectionist that I tend to get a bit nervous when someone else is producing our designs). Check out the “portfolio” and “project images” links on the menu bar above for details.

Examples of Our Work

iPad with Keyboard Play Through Case (Dragon Smoke)

iPad with Keyboard Play Through Case (Dragon Smoke)

This iPad with keyboard play through case is another item in the “Dragon Smoke” light weight line from Dragonthorn Leatherworks. The customer that is using this baby specifically wanted a rustic/rugged, light weight, no frills case to carry both his iPad and his Logitech Ultra-Light Keyboard. What makes this case a bit different is that it is indeed “light weight”. So many iPad and Tablet cases on the market made to carry both the tablet and keyboard are so over designed that they are bulky as well as heavy. Electronics are heavy enough all by themselves so you really don’t need additional leather or layers that are not necessary. This case...

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Leather Tablet Sleeve (Dragon Smoke)

Leather Tablet Sleeve (Dragon Smoke)

Leather Tablet Sleeve for my Dell venue 8 Pro. This one is pretty rustic and minimal. The Venue 8 Pro is a great little tablet running Windows 8.1 and is very handy. I needed something to give it a bit more protection so I decided to create this sleeve. I consider this leather tablet sleeve as another product in the “Dragon Smoke” line. Full custom leather, no frills, looks good, great protection and I do get many comments when pulling it out in the board room (alas, I do have a “real” job). This leather tablet sleeve is made of 3-4oz. vegetable tanned leather and is dyed a rich Cognac red/brown. The thread is a natural nylon ivory for contrast....

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Leather Prototyping Services

Leather Prototyping Services are now available from Dragonthorn Leatherworks. As we specialize in custom leather “one-off” projects it only makes sense for us to offer prototype construction services to you. New ideas for products are the start to your new business or to add a unique product to your current line up. The challenge is in finding a leathersmith with the skills and expertise to execute your design and to help you walk through the process. Contact us and let’s talk through the process and your ideas. Confidentiality is insured.  DH  ...

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Custom Watchbands

Custom Watchbands

Custom Watchbands, you betcha. I’ve always enjoyed watches. I have a fairly rare Omega and various Seiko’s and other “not so rare” pieces. The Omega that I brought back with me from the UK years ago recently died so I bought a very functional new Seiko Divers Watch to use while the Omegas in the shop. The Seiko came with a rubber divers band and I wanted to try my hand at making a watch strap. This strap is made of Frogskin with a brown Water Buffalo lining… get it… frog, water buffalo, divers watch? Never mind… The clasp for this piece is from RHD and is a stainless double-fold deployant style. The thread used is a nylon orange...

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