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Welcome to Leather Braiding by John or LBbyJ. I custom hand make all the pieces here of kangaroo leather using the time honored skills of braiding and knot tying. When you purchase a piece you are able to select colors and size and your piece will usually be shipped within 5 to 7 days. And if you need something a bit more unique, just drop me a note and I'll be happy to create a custom piece for you. My customers have the best ideas!


I've been braiding for some 7 years now and enjoy the repetitive nature of braiding and knot tying. Kangaroo leather's inherent tensile strength has lead to more intricate work using strands as fine as 1 mm in width all hand cut and beveled. Of course I still like big pieces and have recently started a series of 24 to 48 strand pieces using a 4 mm wide strand, big "strapping" pieces. But I still enjoy making some of the early designs I came up with like the split braid bracelets and Entangled. Variety is the spice of life.


I've been working to update my site as of late, thanks for your patience. I hope you find the new layout easier to work with and enjoy some of the new content I've added to the site but in the end it is my work that sells itself. What should you expect from kangaroo, only the softest leather you'll find that will last a lifetime (when taken care of). I use what is considered a dry hide, not so many oils from the tanning process, so each piece will absorb the oils from your skin becoming softer and developing a patina unique to you.


As always, thank you for supporting my craft, John In no event shall Leather Braiding by John, LBbyJ or IdeaMakers Designs LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of the products.
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