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Expanding to vend at Arisia in Boston January 2013!! We need to get pieces together to make this Arisia the best its ever been
Expanding to vend at Arisia in Boston January 2013!! We need to get pieces together to make this Arisia the best its ever been
36 backers pledged $3,010 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

Lovely Laura in one of our Halter Tops!
Lovely Laura in one of our Halter Tops!

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    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!

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Custom leather collar, OR single 3" wrist cuff!
    Colors, tooling, conchos, we'll work with you to create an amazing piece for you.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    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!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    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.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    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!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    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!

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    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.

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    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    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.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    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.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    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.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    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.

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