Alter-Native Craft-Art makes Handcrafted leather items that function as purses, pouch and bags. Inspired by new cultural art combination and using different techniques, Macrame jewelry that creates energy-rich wearable art for their wearers:
I hand-cut the leather pieces for my work using my original patterns. I sew the edges together with a machine or with leather cord. Some products are inlaid and decorated by a macrame piece design that I hand-weave using a durable polyester cord and a variety of minerals, or with minerals inlaid with an elaborate leather lace stitching. I use solid metal rivets and hardware to complete the designs. Combining the colors is an essential process to give different characteristics and presence to the products. Also, in the most intricate designs, I dyed the raw leather with natural dye and then I stamped with intricate designs around the edges, back, and top.
One of the unique features of my bag designs is its ability to convert from standard purse to backpack or to a hip bag with a simple system of snaps and d-rings. The bag converts between purse, hip bag, and backpack easily, giving it greater versatility.