Feb 24, 2010

Old School Leather Co. Review and Leather Barrette Giveaway (CLOSED)

In addition to my love of jewelry, I also love hair accessories and other accessories like bags, shoes...the typical things that make the eyes of a woman sparkle! That's why I was so excited to come across Old School Leather Co. They're a smaller company - the perfect kind, because you know you're being dealt with by real people! The owners, Scott and Jami, were so nice and they're amazingly talented.

Their story is so touching and sweet, that I got a little teary-eyed when reading it! The husband and wife team took their individual talents and artistic abilities (and a little inspiration from Scott's mom and dad) and made an entire business. They have some of the most gorgeous leather items, too! I MUST have the purse you see below.

Scott and Jami sent me a hand-tooled leather barrette to review, and they were awesome enough to include a bit of leather with the individual tools stamped on it so I could see how the process worked. Wow - all I can say is those guys put a LOT of love and care (and work!) into their pieces.



What I love so much about the barrette is that one of my favorite ways to wear my hair is in a ponytail...which can get pretty boring after a while. This barrette instantly dresses up the pony tail and can be used to create gorgeous french twists and half-ponytails. Plus - BONUS - it goes with absolutely everything!

It's so simple to use, too and looks really elegant and cute. I am in love with this barrette and I have a feeling I'm going to be shopping at Old School Leather Co. for holidays and birthdays, because I've gotten several compliments on it...especially when I revealed that it was completely handmade! One of you lucky readers is going to win your very own hand-tooled barrette from Old School Leather Co.

How to Enter: Visit Old School Leather Co's website and look through their gorgeous creations. Then, come back here and let me know what your favorite is!

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By the way, if you have any special occasions coming up, give your loved ones the gift of a handmade leather item from Old School Leather Co. They're absolutely sure to be thrilled, and you will be supporting handmade - a win-win situation!

This contest will end March 6, 2010 at 8PM EST and the winner will be chosen by Random.org. Please remember to leave a comment for each entry so each one counts when the winner is chosen, and to leave your email address in your comments if it's not available on your public profile.

I was sent an item at no charge to review, but was not monetarily compensated in any way for my review. My opinions are 100% honest and mine!

53 comments:

  1. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    my fave is The Villager purse!

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  2. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    blog follower!

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  3. I love the Celestial Leather Barrette. I've always wanted a leather barrette but never knew where to get one!

    kpkeaney@gmail.com

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  4. I love the leather wristbands with the inlaid gemstones!! I can so imagine wearing one everywhere. :)

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  5. My favorite is the 1.5 Inch 2-Tone Geometric Bling Wristband. Thanks for the chance. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  6. Follow as ladyvdzine. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  7. subscribed as ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. I love the The Roamer purse.

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  9. I follow on google friend....dor

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  10. I subscribe by email.

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  11. I love the ' Bright Yellow' small barrette set. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  12. I follow, thanks. khaski78 at hotmail dot com

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  13. I like the Two-tone Geometric Barrett the most. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. I follow through google friend. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I am an email subscriber.entry #1 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Christina - xristya@rock.com - The Celestial Leather Barette is my favorite!

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  18. I like the Cosmic Design dyed bling bling barrette :)
    very pretty!

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  19. follow with google friend connect

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  20. following via twitter :)

    my id: jennifer57

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  21. My fave is the Villager handbag with tooled wildflowers and dyed. When I was a kid, I used these leather barrettes all the time...now my girls do...unfortunately my hair is too short, and I'm too old for long hair...
    freeindeed at myfairpoint dot net

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  22. I like the Small Saddlebag purse.

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  23. I like the Villager Handbag. Very cute!!!

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  24. I am a follower

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  25. I am an email subscriber

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  27. I have your button 2

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  28. My fave ...at least today :P...is the Footprints barrette clip

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  29. I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/tiltcreations/status/9709672912

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  30. I love handworked leather. My favorite item is the lovely Small Saddlebag Dawn bag. The giveaway Barrett is so cool. I used to wear them in the 70's
    ( yes I am am old hippie) and they work great and look terrific. Thank you.

    sabrita@juno.com

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  31. I'm a follower of your blog. Thank you.

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  32. I love the Navy Blue Butterfly stick barrette! How beautiful!!
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  34. The L Fold Wallet in black is nice

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  36. follow your blog as jelaws5

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  37. i like the tiny daisy flowers 1" WRISTBAND
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  38. I love the The Free -N- Easy purse!
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  39. I follow your blog :) Thanks!
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  40. I subscribe via email!
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  41. I love the Villager retro handbag. Gorgeous!
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  42. I follow your blog.
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  43. I love the Twilight purse. Too cute!!
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