Off The Beaded Path
Lani has been a member of the Durham Craft Market since 2013 and served as the Membership Chair for a few years. She has dabbled in the arts and crafts world for over 30 years but began focusing on her craft business seriously since joining the DCM. She enjoys creating mixed media jewelry and uses mainly leather as her base material. Her “off the beaded path” styles appeal to customers who are looking for something different, yet cool. She uses leather working tools along with paints and dyes to create one of a kind pieces. She has been teaching herself to create pieces out of polymer clay and loves to challenge herself in finding ways to marry leather with the clay. She also likes to repurpose leather belts into upscale cuffs for men and women. You’ll also find earrings and necklaces in her space. Her latest explorations have been using a die cutting machine to cut leather. She loves to make custom orders!