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Leather skull purse front by GriffinLeather Leather skull purse front by GriffinLeather
This is the finished product of the leather skull purse. I will be making red ones as well, but this is the first finished out one so I thought I would take a few shots and post it.
All formed leather with a resin backing for durability. Other than the obvious chain handles and rivets etc.
It has a fair amount of room, but I really dont know much about purses and really intended this as a work of art.
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As a skull art fan, I have to say this piece is awesome!

There are a lot of skull pieces around, the mostly are just simple, have not too much efforts behind them or simply not creative enough, this is absolutely not the case. It's not only how detailed and good looking but also the technique behind it, the piece shows great skills working with leather and great attention to the details by the artist. Due I'm a male person, I don't carry purses at all but it doesn't mean I cannot appreciate the work behind it and its beauty.

I really enjoy watching this piece of art, thanks for creating it.
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Shelleyv1666 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Absolutely stunning. I must own this!
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:icongriffinleather:
GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you.
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BluEyedMatador Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How do we go about ordering one of these from you?
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
A link to my etsy shop [link]

Or you can email me at BGandAssoc@yahoo.com
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nancysparkplug Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
These are absolutely the most amazing things in the way of a purse I have ever seen! I belong to a hearse group and the gals in this group would go crazy over your work! (Actually, the men would, too!) Fan-fricking-tastic! I need one of these to sit in my lap on a hearse cruise.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you. I do make and sell them though they are a bit pricey due to the time involved. My email address is on my profile page if you are interested.
Thanks again.
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LindseyDunno Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I love it.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Thank you. I am pleased you like it.
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LadyVengenz Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing. Ever intend on selling them?
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Thank you.
Actually I do sell them. You can purchase (for a limited time) directly from me or I can supply you with a list of retailers that sell them.
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aichan25 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Thank you very much.
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teacupmouse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing. May I ask what thickness/ounce leather you used?
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I used 2/3 oz, just like the plague doctor masks. And yes, its very stiff and holds its shape after the process.
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teacupmouse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah, thank you very much for the information. One more question, was a real skull used under the leather, or a cast of a skull? I would love to try this on animal skulls, but I'm afraid the bone itself could be too brittle to withstand the task of molding the leather. Outstanding job!
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
No, the skull I used is not true size, and I bought it at a thrift store for $4. But it took quite a bit of work to prepair it for the process. It was far to frail so it had to be re enforced, and material added to the outside and some removed to get the personality I wanted. I basicly used a raw form to make my own design.
Word of advice. I was going to purchase a commercial medical reproduction but my Atty advised against it. Seems some of the companies copyrite the their skulls, so that would have placed me in a position to be sued. Eventhough I use them as a base and sculpt onto them its a hassle I did not want.
Real skulls are not very strong so I would advise against it unless you have worked with fiberglass to enforce the skull.
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teacupmouse Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions. I had thought to use replica, or resin cast animal skulls, but did not take into consideration possible copyrights. Thank you again for your time.
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PrototypeDept Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Beautiful work, as you always do. I looked at the pics on your Etsy page to see what it looks like open...I don't know anything about purses either, but I'd suggest adding folding gussets inside so there is a way to contain everything as the purse opens.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
thank you, and I agree. They need side gussets. The next ones will have them. And by the way. That rocket pack you made is really cool. I added it to my favorites. Like to see some other shots of it.
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That is awesome! I absolutely love it, I can't wait to see it in red.
I have a question though? Did you give it an inner lining? If you're thinking about selling them as real purses that might be a good idea.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thank you. Yes they have a liner. I used a heavy felt. It was the only cloth type material I could use that keeps a reasonable shape.
I do have this one listed on etsy [link]
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh Felt is good, keep anything like phones or ipods from getting scratched up.
And I'm looking at your shop right now. haha Love your work.
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Thanks.
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InkyDinkyWho Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :aww:
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Nice!
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GriffinLeather Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thanks. Looking forward to making other shapes. I think a full sizes leather skull mask would be cool.
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