Expanding to vend at Arisia in Boston January 2013!! We need to get pieces together to make this Arisia the best its ever been Read more
This project was successfully funded on November 16, 2012.
About this project
Royal Cherry Leathers
Royal Cherry Leathers started in 2004, after the custom leather shop I'd apprenticed at for 4 years finally closed. I was on my own with skills and knowledge, but not a clear vision. I was fortunate enough to have amazing people around me that really helped to encourage me to keep working and developing as an artist and craftsman.
I've never looked back. While still working from home, I'm outfitted to take on bigger and more elaborate projects all the time.
In order to keep growing and expanding we have to forge more of a presence with our customers. Vending at conventions like Arisia is a great way for us to get out there, meet people, and form those relationships that only face to face contact can make.
We need people that want to be a part of getting us there with enough product to enhance the experience of everyone attending in January. Great vendors can absolutely help to make a great show, and we ARE great vendors!
The funds will go toward
Materials- New leather, hardware, accoutrements
Tools- Snap setter, more cutting tools, more carving tools
Expanding/Updating the workshop so we'll have better space for more people
Paying staff- We're adding a new person to help us get ready for the show
Show costs - Booth space, travel to and from the event
We're excited about using Kickstarter for the first time, and hope that we can reach our goal of getting to Arisia, and making it the best one yet!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $15 or more
I wanted to give people a less expensive option to still get some of our product, so I've decided to do custom wrist bands! These will be 3/4 inch, or 1 inch with a single word tooled in whether you want a name, or something else significant to you. These pieces normally go for $25 each, so jump on board, this is a special Kickstarter offer only!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
16 backers Limited (34 left of 50)
Custom leather collar, OR single 3" wrist cuff!
Colors, tooling, conchos, we'll work with you to create an amazing piece for you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
Get a very cool custom hatband! These usually start at $40.00 from us, so this is an amazing deal. If you already have a great hat, dress it up!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
6 backers Limited (14 left of 20)
Custom set of matching 3" inch leather wrist cuffs! I'll need to get measurements once donations are all in, but you can choose hard or soft, and a custom color, and type of closure, ie snaps, buckles, velcro...etc.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $75 or more
Get a set of 3 Boudoir photos of our own Laura Tejeda!! She's willing to get into some of our racier designs, and pose just for YOU! These can be signed before they are shipped, or if you intend to come out to the show she will sign them for you in person!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
7 backers Limited (13 left of 20)
Get a Leather TopHat with a custom leather hatband! We love doing these, because the top hats with the 5"inch crown gives plenty of room for a cool decorative hatband!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or more
1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)
Custom 6" bracers! Just like the 3" cuffs, only bigger! choose colors, edging, tooling, appliques, we can make these look really great, so we're looking forward to seeing what we can come up with together with you.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $125 or more
0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)
Get one of our incredible custom guitar straps! Choose color, edging, tooling, studs/spots, or an inlay/applique. We will be delivering these AFTER the Arisia show, as they can be labor intensive, but definitely worth the wait.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or more
1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)
This is intended for people local to Massachusetts. For a generous donation of $250.00 we will be doing a small number of custom vests, and a photo shoot with our own Laura Tejeda. For the ladies there is also the option to get a bodice instead of the vest.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (3 left of 4)
For digging SO deep, we're offering custom leather shoulder pieces with matching bracers! this is a minimum of 7 panels from the top of each shoulder all the way to the wrist. Custom colors, inlays, appliques, or any combination.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or more
0 backers Limited (4 left of 4)
Pledges at this level will receive a "full suit" of custom armor. Chest plate, Back plate, Shoulder pieces, Upper arm, matching bracers, Belt/girdle, Upper leg pieces, and Shin guards.Estimated delivery:
- (58 days)