madesolidinla

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madesolidinla

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http://madesolidinla.com/

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@madesolidinla

Leather. Beads. Traditional materials. Contemporary design. 100% by hand. Our hands. No machines. Blog post with West Elm's Front + Main up now.

3295 Followers

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New in store - Vintage Bone Thunderbird Necklace. Very limited quantities. Stop by today, these will go quick.
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Here we have the one and only @madesolidmia with an impeccable style that embodies our Solid Style - a natural combination of new and old. Antique and Modern. Domestic and International. If you don't follow already, please go ahead. She is the foundation! 😘
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At home in the most comfortable of homes. This is from @davidsamuelko and it's so nice... ・・・ New room, new me ✨✨✨
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Rizaemon ceramics from Hasami Nagasaki, Japan. Beautiful deep brown shade. Shown here with @boronote scarf, which also can be used as a table runner. #ceramics #madeinjapan #madesolid
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Vintage indigo scarves ( many new good patterns! ), vintage carved thunderbird pendant necklace ( limited quantities) available now in store & online soon! #indigo #vintage #madesolid #easthollywood #losangeles
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@madesolidmia's hand with our made to order belts. ・・・ Made Solid brass buckle belts. Each every stamp you see here are hand stamped by @madesolidinla using vintage saddle makers tools. Available online & in store. Always using a finest vegetable tanned leather from Hermann Oak. Own one now & start developing your own patina! #madesolid #madeinusa #usleather #losangeles #california
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We start with base styles in vegtan from Hermann Oak and add dye, paint, stamp and bead styles, keeping it creative. Most of this set is heading to our friends @gomina_shop_paris but we always have the vegtan classics and the more colorful styles in store and online. Keep checking!
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Wrapped Vases with @studiolifestyle_ ・・・ Mid-week feels πŸŒΏπŸ–€
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Thinking ahead to all the gifts we'll be putting together in the next 6 weeks. Services available - let us help.
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Live today in-store: Made Solid "LEATHER" Scent Candle / Our signature scent pulls the elements of our studio together with a top note of leather layered with natural oils, waxes, Japanese incense and hard woods. Warm and comfortable - not sweet or overpowering. / Available with reusable leather wrap or glass only - and only available through us - for now....
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Our new logo totes with beautiful indigo tie dye leather accent are in the shop! We are open tomorrow 11:00-18:00. Come see! #madesolid #organic #cotton #usleather #california
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Miniature boats and hard wood knives from @elisecameronsmith at our LA location. Large Format Four Corners Box always available, as is an ever-changing selection of indigo textiles.
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About

About

Clean – Classic – Natural – Unique

Born and raised on the West Coast.
Made Solid is a collection of leather products designed and handmade in Los Angeles by Peter Maxwell and Mia.
Our design is inspired by our history and our surroundings. Western living is at our core.
We honor uniqueness and celebrate the individuality of each piece we create.

Connection

The name Made Solid references the connection we create through our creative process and the end result of our labor.
Making a solid connection between the raw leather our hands touch and the well used pieces our friends love is our constant goal.

We work with vegetable tanned cowhide that retains the character of the animal and develops a rich patina over time. We respect the living properties of the hides we use. Leather grain and scarring remind us of the animal that gave us the hide.

We use traditional saddle making techniques to create our pieces by hand and incorporate many vintage tools. We feel a connection to the tradition of leather work and our hands touch each piece. We pass each piece on to our customers hands.

We are connected to our surroundings, bringing natural elements to our work. Ocean, sand, stone and sky are referenced.

We bring our lifestyle to our work. Vintage, Western and classic American style, music, skateboarding, beach life, travel – this diversity crosses over into our design. We want to share our stories, our style, our music with everyone.

We’re honored to be connected to you.

Process

All pieces are handmade, by us, in our Los Angeles studio.
We employ traditional Western saddle making techniques, such as saddle stitching and wet molding.
No sewing machines are used at any time.
Stamp work is created with individual hand stamps, many of which are vintage.
All color is applied by hand. Natural oils and waxes are hand applied as well.
Edges are hand beveled and burnished.
Each piece is truly handmade.

From our hands – to yours.
You finish the process with your use.

Materials

Leather
We use Hermann Oak Vegetable Tanned A Grade Strap in the majority of our work. It’s all natural tannage and high quality are important to us.
Based in St Louis since 1881, Hermann Oak is one of the few remaining tanneries in the US. They began their work supplying wagon trains headed out West. They have employed the same vegetable tan process since their start. Their hides are the choice of top show saddle makers.
Their process is all natural, using only oak tree bark to create a “tea” in which the hides are tanned. It takes almost 3 months to create an extremely high quality leather with a nice, tight grain. This leather takes oils evenly and retains it’s form well over time.
It softens and patinas superior to other vegetable tanned leathers. It stretches far less as well.
Some vegetable tanned leathers may look the same at purchase but will feel light and loose even with light use.
Some other leathers use a chemical tan process that can take less than a week but can be toxic.
Hermann Oak stays solid because they take the time to do it right.

Dyes, Oils and Waxes
All dyes are water based and applied by hand.
Our indigo is all natural and brought from our source in Japan a few times each year.
We use two products to treat our leather Bee Natural Leather Oil and Skidmore’s Leather Cream – both of Washington State.
The Leather Oil hydrates the hide and the Leather Cream conditions and protects with a combination of plant oils and beeswax.
Edges are burnished using Gum Tragacanth, a obtained from the dried sap of several species of Middle Eastern legumes of the genus Astragalus.

Buttons, Conchos and Hardware
We use only real, authentic pieces as fasteners and buckles. No reproductions or plated metals. New items are mostly custom made.
The bone buttons we use are usually about 150 years old – antiques from Civil War era clothing. More connection to history.
Buffalo Nickel buttons are custom made for us, using real coins from circulation.
Ceramic and porcelain buttons are custom made for us by our friend Tanner at Stonewear Button Company, here in Los Angeles.
Conchos are sterling silver and custom made for us in Japan by our friend Take of Mt Hill Silver.
Hardware is solid metal, usually solid brass.

@madesolidinla

Leather. Beads. Traditional materials. Contemporary design. 100% by hand. Our hands. No machines. Blog post with West Elm's Front + Main up now.

3295 Followers

Smile


New in store - Vintage Bone Thunderbird Necklace. Very limited quantities. Stop by today, these will go quick.
link


Here we have the one and only @madesolidmia with an impeccable style that embodies our Solid Style - a natural combination of new and old. Antique and Modern. Domestic and International. If you don't follow already, please go ahead. She is the foundation! 😘
link


At home in the most comfortable of homes. This is from @davidsamuelko and it's so nice... ・・・ New room, new me ✨✨✨
link


Rizaemon ceramics from Hasami Nagasaki, Japan. Beautiful deep brown shade. Shown here with @boronote scarf, which also can be used as a table runner. #ceramics #madeinjapan #madesolid
link


Vintage indigo scarves ( many new good patterns! ), vintage carved thunderbird pendant necklace ( limited quantities) available now in store & online soon! #indigo #vintage #madesolid #easthollywood #losangeles
link


@madesolidmia's hand with our made to order belts. ・・・ Made Solid brass buckle belts. Each every stamp you see here are hand stamped by @madesolidinla using vintage saddle makers tools. Available online & in store. Always using a finest vegetable tanned leather from Hermann Oak. Own one now & start developing your own patina! #madesolid #madeinusa #usleather #losangeles #california
link


We start with base styles in vegtan from Hermann Oak and add dye, paint, stamp and bead styles, keeping it creative. Most of this set is heading to our friends @gomina_shop_paris but we always have the vegtan classics and the more colorful styles in store and online. Keep checking!
link


Wrapped Vases with @studiolifestyle_ ・・・ Mid-week feels πŸŒΏπŸ–€
link


Thinking ahead to all the gifts we'll be putting together in the next 6 weeks. Services available - let us help.
link


Live today in-store: Made Solid "LEATHER" Scent Candle / Our signature scent pulls the elements of our studio together with a top note of leather layered with natural oils, waxes, Japanese incense and hard woods. Warm and comfortable - not sweet or overpowering. / Available with reusable leather wrap or glass only - and only available through us - for now....
link


Our new logo totes with beautiful indigo tie dye leather accent are in the shop! We are open tomorrow 11:00-18:00. Come see! #madesolid #organic #cotton #usleather #california
link


Miniature boats and hard wood knives from @elisecameronsmith at our LA location. Large Format Four Corners Box always available, as is an ever-changing selection of indigo textiles.
link