Monthly Archives: December 2010

Trial and Error

I wanted to make the initial run of Fortune Cookie Coin Purses myself. So I made my own leather cutting machine by hacking together pieces from different professional cutting machines. The machine I made was difficult to operate, so I went to visit a professional cutter where I learned that the most efficient way to […]

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No animals harmed for this leather purse

While vinyl is eco friendly, I wanted to make my Fortune Cookie Coin Purses with real, high-grade leather . I decided to recycle remnant leather. But finding the leather was a big adventure and took months of finding pieces here and there. I feel like the cookies have different personalities, because each piece of leather […]

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Designing Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

Fortune Cookie Coin Purse was been in development for four months, here’s a look back at the first sketch, prototype, and dust bag mock up. I’ve been wanting to create a Fortune Cookie Coin Purse for years. I really studied the shape of the real cookie to get the angle of the cookie’s pinch just […]

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Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

I’m excited to launch my website with my first product, the Fortune Cookie Coin Purse. Fortune Cookie Coin Purse holds a small fortune. Like real fortune cookies, these purses are proudly made in the USA. Made from recycled leather, each purse has a unique number on it so you can track its origin. Purchase here […]

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Sketching for CES

I’m excited to be assisting with the curation of Fashionware, the first fashion show at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show). The show is produced by Living in Digital Times and Mommy Tech and will have a selection of fashion ranging from corporately produced on the shelf garments to experimental prototypes. I finished up sketches this […]

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