Making the most of Unemployment
After the rush and excitement of graduating college and the start of summer died down, the reality and stress of job searching started to set in. The weird feeling of officially becoming an adult and not quite being there yet, and having no idea where or what I will be doing in the near future started to make me feel like I needed to be in control of some aspect of my life. So, I've started to do lots of custom work for friends and family, and with the help of a good friend begin to market myself as a custom leather accessories designer.
Currently, I have been creating a makeshift studio space in my family's dining room (thank you for dealing with my clutter mom!) to work on projects. It has surprisingly been a pretty nice set up! The images above are taken of the space and a current project that I am working on for a good friend. She gave me complete liberty in the creative aspect of the bag, with the only requirements being a drawstring bucket bag and in a natural light brown color. This has been one of the most enjoyable projects for me since graduating. I have taken the time to ideate and sketch various ideas before jumping into the pattern making and construction.
After this project is finished, I will be focusing on creating a custom leather work option on this website for anyone to submit and request work! It will include various bag options, pricing, and a consultation fee to assist you in creating a genuinely one-of-a-kind piece that you help design. Continue to check back, I am hoping to have this section up and running within the next 2-3 weeks!