Many years ago, while studying art in upstate New York, and working part time at a small leather shop, C.L. jumped at the opportunity to apprentice under an Italian engraver who longed to pass on his techniques. Years of study in this apprenticeship combined with her drawing skills, C.L.'s own style began to emerge. She spent years developing thousands of intricate leaf-patterned stamping tools, and with those, she creates the intricately detailed leather patterns in her Leaf Leather accessory line. The leaf patterns are so life-like, you'd swear she pressed actual leaves into the leather. Like an original work of art, each piece is unique. A Leaf Leather bag will not necessarily reflect the fad or style of the particular day, but rather, is timeless and of the highest quality, so it can be used for many years to come, regardless of the current trend.