Marie Vaggalati - Leather Trinkets

The idea of "Leather Trinkets" came to me after working for years at a traditional bookbinding workshop.

I was wondering what to do with the excess pieces of leather that could not be used.

Instead of throwing them away they could be turned into something unique and beautiful.

"Leather Trinkets" are jewelry made by applying traditional bookbinding techniques into leather.

Different shapes and sizes of leather are decorated with a special foil, as in old books, which is braded to give a very distinctive texture.

Only traditional hand-tools and methods are used to create these jewelry.