After making leads for ourselves and friends for some time now, I have finally decided to follow the urging of those who own our leads and offer them to everyone! My leads are kangaroo leather made to your specifications - 4- or 6- or 8-strand braid, color, length, attachments and embellishments. My goal is to provide the show lead you've dreamed of specifically made for your superstar! All are braided around a Kevlar or paracord core for added strength and reliability. I also search for unique hand made beads from self-representing artisans to add that special touch! I'll be updating pages and adding to the gallery on a regular basis as I complete projects. Do you have something specific in mind that you don't see? Give me a holler and let's see what we can come up with!
The latest additions to our offerings are custom hunt lanyards! Dress them up or down with beads and/or knots. They also are great for your work ID! Need a duck lanyard? I can do that, too!
8-strand braids are now available! These are a nice diameter, thick enough for obedience work but still refined enough for a show lead. They are also a good weight for collars - check them out!
Flat-braided handles are now available for your leads! These also make beautiful bracelets that can be customized with beads and bangles!
I've done some Volhard-Style collars in the 6mm width and they've turned out VERY nice!
Future plans include collars and necklaces with peyote beading and 12- and 16-strand braids as I work towards the goal of producing beautifully braided horse tack complete with a variety of decorative knots. It won't happen overnight but I'll get there! Check out the gallery page for my first Arabian show halter modeled by my home-bred beauty, CC Tokahe!
I'm in the process of learning decorative stamping techniques and hope to soon offer custom pendants that can be worn on braided necklaces. Check back to see my progress!
Special thanks to Leah Deeb, Beads of Passion, for working so closely with me to produce unique custom beads for so many special leads!
I will be at the May 14-15, 2016 Scott County Kennel Club Show at the QC Expo Center in Rock Island with a booth (and red dogs). Stop by and say "HI!" I'll have leads for sale and will be taking orders for custom work.