Alter-Native creates unique designs entirely by hand. We offer a modern interpretation of the craftsman tradition, always considering quality, durability and functionality in all of our products. We promote the values of self-teaching and self-employment to others who want to walk the roads of the craft.
We hand-cut original patterns out of leather upon which we create designs using steel tool stamps, after which we sew them together through punched holes with leather cord. Some are then inlayed with various hand-woven macrame designs integrating a variety of gemstones and fossils using durable polyester cord. In other pieces the gemstones and fossils are inlayed directly into the leather. I use solid metal rivets and buckles, rings, clasps and zippers to complete these functional and often convertible designs. I pay much attention to creating pieces with an assortment of artistically cohesive styles and palettes in attempting to engender an array of feelings in my customers.

My Products

These Leather bags are like artifacts that function as purses. Inspired by new cultural art combination and using Old World techniques. I offer a modern interpretation of the craftsman tradition. Some pieces have a micro-macrame design that I like to hand-weave. I pay much attention to creating original patterns, using an assortment of artistically cohesive styles in attempt to engender an array of feelings by admiring every detail.

I create these Leather Vests with minerals following my original patterns that combine the western style with native tribal designs. The detailed leather lace piece that is on the upper shoulders and back includes a cabochon gemstone that give more characteristics and presence to each vest.

I hand-knot every piece primarily with micro-macrame techniques. These knots hold solid semi-precious stone cabochons.

This hand-made leather pouch is designed to be worn around the waist for ease of use and style, or as a shoulder bag. It is made with our unique patterns to create a one-of-a-kind bag that is as fashionable as it is functional.

Artist statement

The artisanship that I elaborate with saddlery and macramé techniques is the vehicle
that develops my artistic creations of functional art. The beauty of the details in my products, which I reach with these techniques, is the best example of my career.

I started my career as an artisan when I was 19-year-old. At the beginning of my path as an artisan, the quality and beauty of my products surprised people, then I realized I had the skills for to be an Artisan. Now I am a self-taught person who likes to make my work grow and get better, is like a constant action in my practices. That is the way I express the love for what I do. I developed my artisanship in multiple places and countries, and allow external cultural influence affects the aesthetics of my products. Now living in Oregon, and the aesthetics of my products have evolved into a blend of western and new age style along with the tribal and American Indian designs. This gives an unique artistic contribution to my crafts. People call me Artist, I call myself Artisan, probably I’m between.

Gera.

Artisan, alter-Native leather Designer 

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Eugene-Oregon  United States.

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