Recently I came across a company that creates Artisan Leather and Pewter products, in particular they make Kindle Covers. Ok ok. They make much more than that, but this was the item I was looking for when I stumbled across them. Oberon Design was created in 1972, but has a very long history with the artistic growth of Brendan Smith. He started sewing leather by hand with a thread and needle and gradually moved his way up through a basic sewing machine and an aging industrial quality machine.
Beginning in the 1990’s Oberon Design became a vital and well recognized part of the handmade, craft revival in the United States, participating in elite juried venues such as American Craft Council or ACC shows and Buyers Market of American Craft, joining the ranks of the most highly recognized craftsmen and women in the U.S. In 1999, Oberon Design further expanded to include a pewter casting shop that produces the hand cast buttons seen on most Oberon leather covers. As well as being the lead leather designer, Brendan also works in 3-D rendering programs to create the Oberon Design line of gorgeous pewter jewelry, hair accessories and gift items.~Borrowed from OberonDesign.com
At Oberon we’re proud of the fact that the design and casting of our pewter line and all our leather work is done "in house." This combined with our source for domestically tanned leather, use of local and domestic businesses for resources such as non-toxic glues and dyes, thread, zippers, and other items used in our leather and pewter processes, in house production of catalogs and websites, make Oberon Design what it is today, a good old fashioned, hands on, hard working American company.
Well you might be asking yourself why I am writing about this company. I have been given the opportunity to review one of their fabulous eReader covers. I picked out the Wild Rose Kindle Cover for my Kindle Fire HD. I love roses and felt that this cover was a good interpretation of me. We all love to customize/personalize our things, so I decided to cover my kindle with roses. The image above is the exact absolutely fabulous cover that I received along with an awesome pewter rose charm that I can use on anything else I want.
The leather of the cover is strong and thick. It's very durable. They use a special burning process that creates a more natural feel and less of a coated surface. Also this is not a painted leather. It does not feel like it will change colors from use or even time. Rather the leather is permanently red which I would say will be the same case for any color you choose. This was created by their drum-dyed process that allows the leather to completely soak up the color. If you get a scuff, it will not change colors. After you hold it while reading, it will still be the color of your choice even with the oils from your body soaking into it. The inside of the cover has a pocket where you can store the extra bungees they supply you with as well as a small selection of papers. If something goes wrong with your product, they have replacement parts available.
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