Got a few messenger/carryall bags sitting around the shop that I haven’t been able to list in the shop yet! Ill be adding them to the shop this week, but feel free to email me to grab one if you want it! There will be more than these too coming:
First is a bag made entirely out of some beautiful shrunken bison leather. The particular cut features a very cool area of the hide on the flap, it has a ton of texture, and looks very rustic. About 14.5″ x 11.5″ x 4″, with attached shoulder strap. Unlined, and features two large pockets on the front, and two more large pockets inside. $225
Second one is made of mostly reddish brown Horween Chromexcel. The gusset is a softer oil tan leather and strap is oil tanned cowhide. Dimensions are about 15″ x 12″ x 4″ with attached shoulder strap. This one is pretty large and can fit a lot of stuff, has two pockets outside and two pockets inside. $275
I have one Large knife roll available in shrunken bison leather. I may be adding this item to the shop, and will only have a couple, so if you really want one, shoot me an email! Same set up as my regular 10 slot roll. $289
And lastly, this is just a really cool custom bag I made for someone recently. Full shrunken bison lined with heavy canvas. Zip top under the flap. This was a really cool project. Just throwing out there what I can do custom. If you are looking for a custom bag, shoot me an email and we can make it happen. Something like the bag pictured below costs around $400-$450 depending on the size, this one was large.
My email is JAWLeathergoods@gmail.com, get in touch! Visit JAWLeatherGoods.com too, I made new site that is still in progress, but looking better!
My roll was featured in Food Network Magazine this month in an article about Gabriele Corcos and his lovely wife Debi Mazar, who host the show Extra Virgin on The Cooking Channel. Gabriele is a very cool dude, and I thank him very much for making this happen! Check out the whole article here: FN Magazine Feb 2015
In other news, things have been changing all the time with me health wise. My last post was quite a while ago, and I was on the road to an autologous bone marrow transplant… Well that never happened. I lost candidacy at the very last minute due to some new progression seen on my scans. So now, I am on a new drug (called Afinitor) that will hopefully lead to an Allogeneic (donor) bone marrow transplant sometime in the nearish future. I learned that I have several potential donor matches in the registry, which is great news! I will go ahead and update when I know more, as after the transplant I could be off work for up to a year. Thanks everyone for their support over the last year and a half especially, it’s been a very challenging time for me and everyone’s patience and kindness has helped a lot. Take care everyone!
Also, I have a brand new website at jawleathergoods.com! its not actually that different, but it’s a little nicer, and I will be adding new stuff to the shop soon, which I will post here.
Oh and also also, I am now on Tumblr. I dunno if any of you are, but I will probably post more there than here, so follow me there at jawleather.tumblr.com. And if you don’t, also follow me on Instagram, at jawleathergoods.
So jeez, the last two months have been seriously crazy! About a week before I was supposed to go to UCLA for a bone marrow transplant, I had a scan that showed disease progression through the chemo that I was doing, rendering me ineligible for the transplant for the time being. Last week I started on a whole new type of treatment, which is a targeted antibody therapy that is very new, and really cool actually. The Hodgkin’s cells have a certain protein on the outside of them that the antibody attaches to, and delivers a poison. The idea is that it only effects Hodgkin’s cells, so there are fewer side effects than traditional chemo. It seems to be very promising for Hodgkin’s patients with chemo-resistant disease like me.
Anyways, the shop is back open, and I really have no idea when or if I will be headed to UCLA. Should be here working for at least a couple months, so hopefully I’ll be doing Christmas orders this year! I have a whole new shop, it’s now at jawleathergoods.bigcartel.com. The “SHOP” link on my website is changed and will link you there as well.
Thank you all for the support over the last year! It’s been crazy, and I have some cool projects coming up that I am excited about.
I have some wallets at blow out prices too that are up on the shop, some waxed flesh chromexcel ones, and one last tumbled red horsehide one for the time being!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated things, and I have some new stuff for sale, and some news.
For the last three or so months, I’ve been preparing for a bone marrow transplant, and it seems that everything is finally in place to proceed. I just finished up a bunch of tests that are the final deciding factors for moving forward, and I should know this week what is going to happen.
Right now, it looks like I will probably start my last round of chemo this next week, and then head down ten days after that to UCLA to begin the process. This means that I will be gone for about 6 or 7 weeks, and when I get back I will be in recovery mode for 3-6 months.
So basically, as soon as I find out when I’m actually leaving, I will be closing down the shop for at least a couple months. I’m not sure how long I will take to get back to work after, but most people say about 3 months.
I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of my little company, and all of the supportive emails and messages of kindness.
Anyways, in the mean time, I do have some cool stuff to sell, and have listed a few things on ETSY, not on my site yet, but I may later today.
So for now, check out JAWLeatherGoods.etsy.com, I’ve got two zip top briefcases that are very very nice, one green waxed canvas, and one super thick brown canvas, priced as $220 each. I also have a few clutch type pouches that are also great as pen cases, in two leathers, brown chromexcel, and amazing shrunken buffalo.
So I’ve now started treatment, and things are going pretty well! I will be periodically adding stuff to my shop that is already made and ready to ship. Basically, I will be in the shop here and there and since I can’t really commit to making things to order, this will be the only way to get stuff for probably the next few months. These will be sort of “special” stuff, using different leathers and trying to make some interesting, more unique pieces available. I will do my best to add new stuff every two weeks or so, mostly small knife rolls and probably some wallets.
To start it off, I’ve been trying out this tumbled cowhide over the last couple months, and I’ve sort of fallen in love. It is super thick, yet super soft with a distinctive pebble grain. I’ve got brown and black, just a couple rolls of each color available. The brown has a strap made of dark brown horween chromexcel, and the black rolls strap is made of heavy duty oil tanned cowhide. Makes a hell of a knife roll! These are available for $119 each, and have the same set up as my normal small roll, except that the black ones actually have an extra inch of overall width, and slightly roomier pockets. They will be available later today at jawleathergoods.com/shop. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions! Also, keep your eyes peeled for other cool stuff, I’ll do my best to keep it interesting.
Help support me through my cancer treatments! Thanks so much to everyone who has sent kind and encouraging emails, you all rock!
Due to some ongoing health problems, I will be closing the shop for a bit. If you are waiting on an order, I’m still catching up through next week. It turns out that my first round of chemo treatment didn’t work as well as hoped and I have to pursue a more aggressive option over the next few months. I may re-open the shop after I have my first cycle and see how it goes. I will eventually be spending some time in the hospital, so the shop will eventually be closed for a couple months. I will do my best to keep this updated, and may start selling some ready to ship items on here when I get a chance to take some pics.
I really appreciate all the support over the last few years, and couldn’t ask for better customers!
Wish me luck as I embark on what is, hopefully, the last leg of my journey through cancer treatment. Cancer sucks!