Leather Craft Kits by Artisans

Disclaimer: The Leather Crafts Kits were sent free of charge in exchange for our honest opinion.

As I grew up, I always remembered the craft kits that my Mum would buy for my birthdays. Crafts have always been a way for me to relax because, at that moment when you are engrossed in crafting, the rest of the world slows down and fades into the background, taking all the stresses and strains with it.

Artisans Leathercraft Kits

Leather Craft Kits by Ar:ti|sans

Artisans is a creative team of leather artisans from a small lab in the heart of East London where all their beautiful products are designed and made.

The team at Artisans creating leather products that can easily be made at home and used in everyday life without specialist tools and equipment.

Leather Keyring Kit

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When I first spoke with the Artisans team I told them about a leather keyring that Lillie created for me years ago that I still use today. Plastic and metal keyrings have come and gone over the years because they have become tattered or broken, but my leather keyring looks better each year, and I still love it as much today as I did the day she made it.

They loved how much this keyring meant to me, so they sent two Leather Keyring Kits so that Lillie and I could create new keyrings together. We had so much fun sitting together when she had to be at home self-isolating from school creating our keyrings, and it was easier than you might think.

What’s in the kit?

  • Pre-Cut Italian Vegetable Tanned Cowhide
  • 1 Binder Clips
  • 2 Colour Options of Handmade Waxed Thread
  • 1 Leather Stitching Needles
  • 2 Canvas Cloths
  • 1 Silver Keyring Loop
  • Instruction booklet

The kits are available in three colourways; tan, dark brown or black leather, and can be personalised before dispatch with your choice of text in no colour, gold or silver embossing.

The instruction booklet details exactly how to create your leather keyring with step by step pictures and written instructions, making it easy to understand no matter your learning style.

Leather Cardholder Kit

Leather Craft Kits by Ar:ti|sans

The leather cardholder kit is available in tan, ivory or red and contains everything you need to create a stunning leather cardholder. Whether you are someone who enjoys the opportunity to craft so that you can gift the finished product to someone special, or you want to craft something of beauty for yourself, the cardholder is something that can be used and admired every day.

Kit contains

  • Pre-Cut Italian Vegetable Tanned Cowhide
  • 2 Binder Clips
  • 4 Colour Options of Handmade Waxed Thread
  • 2 Leather Stitching Needles
  • 3 Canvas Cloths
  • 1 Silver Keyring Loop
  • An Illustrated Learner Guide Booklet
  • Surprise project in each kit

Like the keyring, the cardholder can be personalised before dispatch with text up to 7 characters perfect for short names or initials in no colour, gold or silver embossing.

Once completed the kit will hold 6 or more bank cards, business cards or notes.

What we thought to our Artisans kits

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Lillie and I found the kits easy to understand and fun to do. The keyring probably took 30 minutes to an hour to complete and have become a prized possession as we have matching keyrings. I have ordered leather stamping tools so that we can personalise our keyrings with our own embossing.

More about Ar:ti|sans

Artisans host events and workshops to engage more people from all backgrounds in DIY and leathercraft. They do this because they believe that Education is Self-awareness, Exploration and D.I.Y (Do It Yourself).

I still remember how much pride I felt as a child when I completed a craft project, and it is something that has always stuck with me, so I completely understand their ethos and approach to helping others feel this way.

Artisans are keen to promote the benefits of crafting since working with your hands helps reduce stress and anxiety and improve long-term brain functioning. Their goal is to share the art of making with 1 billion people worldwide by 2030. You can follow them on Instagram to join their cause and help spread the art.

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17 Comments

  • Heather

    March 16 at 2:25 pm

    This looks like a craft kit that my oldest daughter would love. I’ll have to see if I can get one for her.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:08 pm

      They are beautiful kits and a few different options to choose from.

  • Lavanda Michelle

    March 17 at 10:03 am

    Thanks for your honest review of the Artisans’ Leather Crafts Kits. I will certainly give the Leather Crafts Kits a try!

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:09 pm

      You’re welcome, they make beautiful gifts.

  • Rhian Westbury

    March 17 at 11:19 am

    I got a leather wallet kit like this for my dad last year and he loved making it. There’s something therapeutic about creating something yourself x

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:09 pm

      There is such a sense of achievement x

  • Melanie Edjourian

    March 17 at 1:56 pm

    It helps that the kit was nice and easy to do. It sounds like a lovely gift idea for anyone that loves to do crafts at home. It’s good to be able to make things yourself.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:10 pm

      The instructions are easy to follow which helps too. They make lovely gifts x

  • Risa Lopez

    March 17 at 4:18 pm

    It’s a great idea for a gift. I love your review. I’m planning to get one for myself as well.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:10 pm

      Great idea, we all need to treat ourselves from time to time.

  • Tammy

    March 17 at 6:26 pm

    Aww this looks like a fun craft kit. My cousin used to enjoy leather work and was getting super into it..this reminds me of him 🙂 looks like a fun idea to try.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:11 pm

      It’s lovely if, like me and my daughter, you can do them with someone special x

  • Yeah Lifestyle

    March 17 at 9:13 pm

    Such a lovely kit especially to gift as a birthday present for someone who is arty and creative. I won’t mind giving this craft kit a go as well

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:27 pm

      They are lovely and so well presented too, they ooze quality.

  • Rosey

    March 18 at 1:00 pm

    Cool to be able to make these things at home. I like this kit.

    1. Sabina Green

      March 19 at 5:02 pm

      It’s a lovely gift for someone who enjoys crafts (like me!)

  • Melissa Cushing

    March 20 at 12:52 pm

    I am absolutely loving these kits and will have to pick one up for myself. I love those leather keychains and I honestly need some so this is fabulous! I can work with my older daughter to make these and she can make one for her new car keys!

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