My Name is Tiffany Crabtree, artisan behind the San Diego based leather company, Contrived to Charm. Each unique item is carefully handcrafted from scratch using high quality leather materials and classic tooling techniques. After buying my first tooling kit and discarding the suggested patterns, the first image I cut was a skeleton followed by a traditional tattoo flash design of an American Indian girl. I was attracted to the versatility and the enduring quality with this new medium; so began my love affair with leather. Much of my inspiration stems from an appreciation of vintage nostalgia and style. There is mystery and romance in objects from the past. I strive to create everyday wearable items that are classic yet whimsical. Pieces that sport a dash of drama blended with the mystical and macabre. Melding different elements from history and fashion allows me to create things that will not only withstand the test of time, but survive changing trends. Whether you are the girl next door, a haute fashionista, heroine or villainess, I’ve got something that is sure to charm you. Xoxo

My Wedding! October 30th 2014 By KimberlySpins Photography

My Wedding! October 30th 2014 By KimberlySpins Photography