Curious Character: Jennifer Laursen, Leatherworker
Give her a piece of any old leather and Jennifer Laursen can transform it into a thing of beauty. As the owner of Tilt Adornments, she uses traditional leatherworking techniques to create modern and unique accessories, anything from earrings to purses. Sign up for Jennifer's leatherworking workshop this Thursday to learn the basics of crafting with leather and how to use the tools of the trade. Design and make your very own perfect belt!
1. Define curiosity.
Curiosity is the fire in my belly. It keeps me pushing on to the next project, next skill, the next discovery.
2. How did you get started working with leather?
I got started in leather work when I simply mentioned to my boyfriend I was curious about the craft. My Christmas gift that year was a bag of simple tools and the next thing I knew I had a full-blown addiction.
3. What is your next adventure?
Dream adventure? Spending a week or two on a ranch learning leather techniques from a master saddle maker. Did I mention we ride horses every morning? Yep, thats living!
4. Happiness is….
My studio drenched in sunlight, door open, the smell of new leather, cat on the workbench, and Blood, Sweat and Tears playing in the background.