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Friday, June 16, 2017

Flash Sale Friday: Brights and Whites Collection June 16th-21st




This weeks Flash Sale starts now!  Save 40% off regular prices on select items.  Check out this week's collection of leather earrings here.

This week's collection is bright and playful.  


Snag a pair of our lightweight leather earrings, or a trendy little leather bow.


Stack your savings by using code BIRTHDAY15 to save an additional 15%.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Flash Sale Friday: Summer Skies Collection Leather Earrings, Leather Bows, and Leather Cuffs

Summer Skies Flash Sale now live


It's birthday week number two, and we've got another flash sale for you.  This week's collection of items features brand new sailor bows,  a new selection of leather butterfly bows, and plenty of neutral earrings to choose from.


Leather Teardrop and Leather Leaf Earrings

Rose gold, gunmetal gray, and champagne/pale gold earrings are some of my favorite neutrals to have in my collection.  Here's a little sneak peek at some of the gorgeous items available for 40% off during this sale.

Adjustable Suede Choker in Ash Brown Anaconda

Inventory is limited.  Shop early for best selection.  Prices are valid until Wednesday June 14th.

Cornflower Blue Shaped Leather Leaf Earrings

Genuine Knotted Leather Butterfly Bows

Don't forget to use our promo code to stack your savings and stock up for gift giving.  Use code BIRTHDAY15 to save an additional 15% on your entire order.
Ash Brown Anaconda Leather Earrings
Rose Gold Mini Tear Drop Earrings


Friday, June 2, 2017

1st Birthday Flash Sale on Leafy Treetop Leather

Cognac Brown Triple Wrap Leather Bracelet with Ring

It's been one year since I decided to take my little side business online.  I resisted making the move for several reasons, but the number one being work/family business.  I tend to have a bit of difficulty not letting work consume my life, and with little kids at home I know I didn't want that to happen. Having an online shop means that you lose a bit of control over your work schedule.  With Etsy, although you can put your shop on vacation mode, and control your inventory, you never know when orders are going to come rushing in.  I didn't want to have to spend my life fulfilling orders, and rushing to the post office multiple times a day, but I still wanted to cushion our bank account with a little extra income.


Fortunately, over the past year I feel like I have kind of  found my groove.  My shop isn't always being pounded with orders, which is how I prefer it.  But rather, have been able to have a manageable stream of orders come through.  I've taught myself to stick to a schedule, and fill orders (for the most part) in the afternoon during quiet time and pre-school.  I also TRY to take weekends off, though I'm not great at it.

Lightweight leather earrings in Dove Gray
I feel like anytime you decide to venture outside of your comfort zone you are allowing yourself to learn and grow.  I am not a business expert, and to be honest, that isn't necessarily something I aspire to be.  I have, however, learned new skills, and refined old ones.  I'm grateful for the small but scary steps that I've taken outside my comfort zone.

6/2 Flash Sale: The Woodland Collection

In celebration of our first year on Etsy I'm running promotions all month long.  I have flash sales scheduled for each Friday of the month, with limited edition items available at each.  Save 40% during our flash sale promotions, and stock up for Christmas, birthdays, and back to school.  Our Woodland Collection flash sale is now live, and inventory is limited.


I'm shipping out a free gift with every online order, and have giveaways funning on both my @leafytreetopleather Instagram account, and Leafy Treetop FB account.  Enter for a chance to win either five pair of earrings, or 5 sets of bows.  I'll also be holding a second giveaway at the end of the month.  I'll be drawing the winner from all the buyers that placed an order during the month of June.


Leather Knotted Butterfly Bow Hairclip


So hop on over to Leafy Treetop Leather, and see if there is something that you can't live without.
Rustic Brown Wide Leather Cuff 

Thanks for all of the support and encouragement throughout the years, and especially this last one.








Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidents Day Sale


Save 25% off your entire order at Leafy Treetop Leather, including leather cuffs, leather earrings, and leather hair bows.  Sale runs through 10:00 pm MST 2/21/17.  No minimum purchase.

Our Spring Collection will be hitting the shop soon.  Keep an eye out for it in March! Lots of fun new styles, and some variations of some old ones.  Follow along on Instagram @leafytreetopleather to keep up to date on product launches, giveaways, and promotions.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

GIVEAWAY: Leafy Treetop Leather

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Simple Split Leather Cuff: Rustic Brown
I have been absent on the blog, but busy in the shop.  The last two months flew by after opening Leafy Treetop Leather.  I have loved making custom leather cuffs, and shipping them around the world.  To celebrate my 100th sale, I am doing a giveaway.  $100 split two ways.  Follow me on Instagram @leafytreetopleather for a chance to win one of two $50 credits to my shop.  Giveaway runs through August 31, 2016.  Details on Instagram post.



Triple Wrap Leather Cuff: Dark Brown


Rustic Brown Cuff with inset Pearl Beads
Store credit is the best, because you can take your pick of leather cuffs, leather wrap bracelets, or even a pair of ultra light weight leather earrings.  So, hop on over, tag a friend, and score some leather goodies for yourself.  If leather isn't your thing, start your Christmas shopping early, and find something for a friend.


Light Weight Leather Earrings in Aquamarine
Leather Teardrop Earrings in Rose Gold

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Leafy Treetop Leather: Custom Leather Cuffs and Leather Drop Earrings

Leather Wrap Bracelet with Ring

DIY leather projects have popped up on my blog since I started it so many years ago.  You can find tutorials for my leather bows, coiled leather cuffs, leather cord keepers, and leather bookmarks, and leather frames (which are still hanging on my fridge).  

Black Leather Wrap Bracelet
I fell in love with leather when working with it in a book binding class in college.  I wandered into a leather shop looking for scraps to bind the spine of one of my books, and from that point I have been coming up with my favorite scrap busting leather projects.

Black Leather Drop Earrings


During that time I also started selling many of my leather items in local boutiques and craft shows.  It has been about 5 years since I first started selling my leather goods.  I have always held off on listing them online, because making one of a kind goods is labor intensive, and listing them online makes it even more of a hassle.  

Brown Leather Cuff with Ring

But, now that my kids are getting a little older, and becoming slightly more independent, I feel like I can finally focus a bit more on the business side of my Etsy shop.  I will now be offering custom sized leather cuffs.  Each cuff will be specially made for you .

Beaded Leather Bracelet with Turquoise and Gold


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To make things even better, I am celebrating my Grand Opening with a sale.  Use Promo Code "Welcome16" to save 35% off your purchase through 6/30/16.  However, my social media besties can use promo code "insta40" for 40% off through the end of the month.
Bronze Brown Leather Earrings



In addition to my leather cuffs,  you can find my handmade leather earrings.  Lightweight, and statement makers, these leather earrings will become quick favorites.  Choose your preferred metal choice :  Bronze, Silver Filled, or Gold Filled (great for sensitive ears).


Brown Leather Cuff With Turquoise

Do you have a favorite piece of leather jewelry in your collection?  Ever worn leather?  



I'd love to hear what you think of the shop, and what your favorite items are.  If you stop by be sure to favorite your favorite items in the shop, favorite my shop, or stop back here and let me know what your favorite items are.  I'm planning a giveaway in July, and I'd love some ideas on what would most interest everyone. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @leafytreetopleather .

Brown Braided Leather Cuff
Any leather tutorials you'd like to have here on the blog.  I know it has long been abandoned, but I'd love to get back to it.  Maybe on a weekly basis.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Are Better Than Gift Cards


Alright, not everyone will agree with me about dipped strawberries being better than gift cards, but they sure change up the gift giving game. And let's be honest, they are a pretty perfect gift for any occasion, be it Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentine's Day, or Teacher Appreciation Day. When it comes to teacher appreciation gifts I never really know what a teacher needs.  I know that no teacher NEEDS chocolate or strawberries, but I know that indulging in a delicious treat helps calm my nerves, and lets be honest, we are nearing the end of the school year.  If kids are going crazy, teachers are too.


If I were a really awesome blogger I would have written up teacher appreciation gift ideas in February, but I can't even be considered a blogger at this point.  So, I thought I'd just share this for next time, or a last minute Mother's Day gift idea.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New To The Shop


It's been awhile.  The past six months I've been busy sewing, beading, making, and craft fairing; but definitely not blogging.  In the past six months we also packed up our first home, and moved across the state to a new home,  a new job, and a new neighborhood (that was a given, right?).  We are finally starting to settle in, and feel at home in our new area.


Since the move I decided it was time to revisit the idea of having an etsy shop.  I opened my etsy shop long before I ever started my blog.  I actually started my blog as a way to promote my shop.  After not much time I realized that my blog had become it's own thing.  I enjoyed writing up tutorials, and being able to create a variety of items without having to have a cohesive collection of items.  I love to work with different materials, and sew for different people.  Made By Me & Shared With You, became a way for me to explore and share all of my creative projects, be they: knit, knotted, stitched, serged, or glued together.


Shortly after starting my blog I then began selling many of my items in brick and mortar boutiques and craft fairs.  I love this, but I have done well enough that the demand for my items soon took away from the time I had available for blogging and creating my own items.  How sad, and how happy all at the same time.  So, when craft fair season rolled around last year I told myself I didn't need to feel obligated to blog, and I didn't.  Somehow six months passed.


Now with the move, I feel that I have come full circle.  I'm still a part of a couple of boutiques on the East side of Idaho, but now that I'm in Boise, I feel a need to regain my online presence.  So, I've stocked my etsy shop with some of my biggest sellers, and have plans to add additional items and stock.


Currently you'll find many of my chunky bubble gum beaded necklaces.  They are so fun for girls!  Great statement pieces, perfect photo props for cake smashes, accessories for flower girls, and great for everyday wear.



Along with the necklaces,  I have a few of my bib-dana dribble bibs.  One of my most popular tutorials, not only are these absolutely adorable on little babes, but they are practical as well.  So, visit my tutorial and whip some up for your next last minute baby shower gift, or pick one up in the shop.

I hope that along with my return to Etsy, I can revisit the blog.  I don't anticipate daily posts, but we'll start with semi-regular posting and see what happens.

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