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Custom Leatherwork

Let us make custom leather pieces for you, from bracelets and jewelry, straps, belts, keychains, and knick-knacks from eye patches to full head-dresses! We can do anything!

Custom Pouches

We can make custom pouches, pockets, cases, and containers from any cloth or leather you so choose!

Custom Jewelry

Need a handcrafted leather piece to express your unique style? We have you covered, hand made to your measurements to fit you like a glove!

Custom Armor

From bracers to jerkins, scabbards to shoulder-pads, we can outfit you in flexible leather so you'll be the best looking assasin or hero in the land!

About the Designer

Kia Herman is the lady behind Black Gryphon Designs. With costuming experience that ranges from professional to the recreational, she can get you the look you need on the budget you're working with.

bgd_logo_greyWelcome to Black Gryphon Designs, we specialize in custom leatherwork, including to-your-measurements corsets, armor, jewelry, and an array of period and high fantasy pieces.

We are a multifaceted design company specializing in Custom Leather goods, Prop Fabrication, and Production Design. We are taking commissions! Let us help you make magic in a mundane world!

Check Out Our Recent News!

The latest and greatest from Black Gryphon Designs!

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I have the best shop assistant. He doesn't get a lot done, but he sure is cute. #pitstagram #pitbullsofinstagram #leatherwork #leatherart

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I've never filmed in a car dealership before. #setlife #artdepartment #setdresser

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It's been quiet around here because I just moved into my new house! Woohoo! I'm setting up my new shop as we speak, and I hope to be back to making some fun stuff pretty soon. For now, enjoy one of my co-workers goofing off. #pitstagram #pitbullsofinstagram #shopdog #pitbull #love #leatherworker

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I went to the @natural_history_museum today! This display of skulls and horns was SO awesome. #naturalhistorymuseum #skull #animalskull #horns #antlers #macabre #sciencebitch

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Today I get to announce another awesome film I worked on! I cast most of the rubber stunt guns for this film, as long as doing casting, assembly, and paint work on the EMP's. I can't wait to go see it! #propmaker #fateofthefurious #scenicpainting #artdepartment

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A Dragon ball keychain, finished and ready to be shipped out to its new owner. This one was fun to paint, I enjoyed making the highlights and shadows. #leatherart #tandyleather #leatherwork #leathercraft #keyfob #dragonball #dragonballz #womanartist

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The kilt flashes are all tooled and ready to be dyed and painted! I'm really liking how these little guys are turning out. For those who didn't see my last post, flashes are the little plaid flags that go on the tall socks of a traditional kilt outfit. These people decided some tooled leather ones would look spiffy, and I agree. #womanartist #leatherart #leatherwork #leathercraft #kilt #birdskull #owl #raven #tandyleather #scottish

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Working on some fun small tooling for two sets of kilt flashes. Flashes are the little pieces of tartan worn on the tall sock of a traditional kilt outfit. These customers wanted some awesome leather ones instead. I think they'll look great! #leatherart #leatherwork #leathercraft #tandyleather #kilt #birdskull #owl #raven #womanartist

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I love how this pouch turned out. The new design gives a lot of room for your goodies, without too much bulk. #leatherart #leatherwork #leathercraft #womanartist #oaktree #celtic #moon #beltpouch #larp #renaissance #tandyleather

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Whipped up a couple of keychains for my band. If you're into Celtic music, check out The Merry Wives of Windsor! @merrywives #leatherart #leatherwork #leathercraft #chevrons #keyfob

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