Leather Desk Organizer - Square Pen Cup

$80.00

Shipping to United States: Free


Products like this are why I love this material. The unique process of vegetable tanning produces a thick, durable leather that can be treated in some ways like wood. Here, the edges of each of the 5 panels are cut at a 45-degree angle and sewn together into a seamless miter joint.

This has taken me years to learn how to do well. You need to hone a sharp knife and keep a steady hand to taper the leather to a perfect point so each pair of edges line up to form a seamless corner.

Once I have the piece - after they are oiled, dyed, and airbrushed with a protective overcoat, I then stitch through those corners with needle and thread. Each hole is pierced individually with an awl.

Holding it all as it comes together is a challenge of its own. I've had to build a special jig to hold the pieces in place while I stitch them together.

After all of that though, it just needs a quick dusting and I am holding something really special.


Dimensions:
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Stock item measures 3 inches in each direction at the base and 4 inches high.

Similar items can be made at larger sizes for other sorts of objects.

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Custom and personalized orders

Small adjustments like shifting dimensions and adding names, initials, and logos are always possible.

I can also build totally custom items from a description and example photographs or sketches.

If this is what you are looking for we will have a long back and forth about the design to ensure that what you have in your head is what I have on paper.

Before purchase, you will be given a final item description and usually a sketch. These will be the only documents I reference during construction, and will be considered a comprehensive description of what you are purchasing.

If a desired feature is not in that final item description, it is your responsibility to notify me so that adjustments can be made before work has started.

Care instructions

I offer a service to help both instruct customers in the proper care unique to this kind of leather and to provide reminders when your leather should be due for a quick cleaning and oiling.

This takes the form of an email mailing list and a link to subscibe is available in the reciept of every item from my shop.

This list is never used for any marketing efforts, new product announcement, promotions, or any other such funny buiness. I've got a different list for that sort of thing.

Wholesale availability

I offer some of my items on a wholesale basis. Please contact me for specific details.

Gift wrapping and packaging

All stock items are packaged in simple, clean, brown packaging. Inside the box, your ordered items are carefully wrapped and nestled in clean, brown paper for a safe journey.

This is intended to be both unassuming to avoid attracting mail thieves, but still nice enough to gift directly.

Special notes for your gift recipient can be added in with the order by request.

When a custom order does not fit into one of my stock boxes I will substitute whatever is around, usually an Amazon box. If you would prefer cleaner packaging I can accommodate this by request.

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