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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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Just bought a side of this gorgeous, soft, thin veg-tan to cover some books. I'm testing how it tools up on a small scrap. So far, it carves beautifully given its thinness. #leatherart #leatherwork #leathertooling #tandyleather #mandalorian #starwars #workinprogress

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Back and side shots of my Raven Moon belt pouch. I decided to accent the side pieces with tan to match the front. #leatherart #leatherwork #tandyleather #womanartist #instagood #raven #crow #macabre #LARP #SCA #renaissancefair

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Here's the final product for my Raven belt pouch. I'm really happy with how it turned out, and I plan on making more bags and purses soon. #leatherart #leatherwork #beltpouch #beltbag #handmade #raven #crow #moon #renaissancefair #SCA #LARP #macabre #womanartist #tandyleather #instagood

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When Halloween and Christmas meet! My life is surreal sometimes. #artdepartment #setdress #halloween #horror #christmas #darkharbor #queenmary #christmastree #strangelife #macabre

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A small glimpse at my trim and button haul from the garment district today. I'm making myself a Royal Navy themed Victorian outfit for my performance group the Belles of Bedlam. #garmentdistrict #losangeles #buttons #trim #seamstress #costumedesign #royalnavy #BellesofBedlam #girlband #victorian

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Enjoying the amazing fresh powder today up in Big Bear! #california #snow #snowboarding #bigbear #snowsummit #instagood

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All dyed, finished and edges slicked. Ready to start putting it together! With a Stone IPA, because nothing is better while hand-stitching on a rainy day. #leatherart #leatherwork #leathercraft #LARP #renaissancefair #renfaire #SCA #handmade #artist #instagood #workinprogress #tandyleather #stonebrewing

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A little more work. Dye on the body of the bag and the outside of the design, and some highlighting on the moon. #leatherart #leatherwork #leathertooling #raven #moon #workinprogress #instagood #handmade #artist

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Background laid in. Now to do some highlights in the moon, and dye the rest of the leather. I was thinking a dark brown or black for the body of the bag. What do you guys think? #leatherart #leatherwork #leathertooling #tandyleather #raven #moon #handmade #instagood #workinprogress #artist

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A cover shot of the second prop book I made for the SyFy film "Ominous". They commissioned two satanic style bibles from me. These were super fun to make. I had only a day to get them done. #leatherart #leatherwork #propmaker #prop #film #artdepartment #satanicbible #custom #instagood #horror #horrorfilm #tandyleather #cross #latin #templar

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