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Yet another customer order where my initial response is "I need one of those in my life too!". For the avid campers out there or wildness explorers, this latest commission has to be a must. 

The brief was simple - great a rugged but simple leather roll, which can carry spices for when wild camping. I adapted my existing toolroll design and came up with this. By using full grain leather, I have made sure that it will stand the test of time also.

Molleé Camping Spice Roll

I have wanted to craft a bespoke briefcase for some time. It has also been one of those "milestone" projects for me. To conceptualise and deliver a professional looking briefcase requires bringing together many techniques and getting them perfect!

This bag features bound rope handles, board reinforced panels to add rigidity, a full suede lining and internal pockets for a laptop and accessories. The full grain textured leather has a burgundy hue, which contrasts fabulously with the bright orange thread.

Molleé Bespoke Briefcase

As a precursor to my new collaboration with the Marlow Dog Boutique I worked with the owner to develop a "Lux" version of the standard dog collar concept that I had already designed. The vision was to offer a truly luxury feel to dog and pet owners. That collar and lead for those "special occasions". As you will read elsewhere on my site, Molleé is proud to be partnering with Marlow Dog Boutique and my collars and pet accessories are available exclusively through their website (link above).

Molleé Lux Dog Collar & Lead

One of the reasons why I retain the Bespoke part of Molleé, is that is allows me to express myself as an artist. Otherwise we would just be another mass produced brand right?

For this commission, my customer wanted a replacement for a faithful and well used messenger bag. This time, he wanted something a little more luxurious in leather but to retain the soft and relaxed look of his existing bag. He also wanted me to apply some of my own style. How could I say no!

Bespoke Messenger Bag

As always, I am never afraid to try something new and for a while now i've been keen to try some pet accessories. Although simple in appearance, it is these small items where attention to detail is key. For this dog collar I made sure that the brass fittings were durable for all weather use. The edges of the leather have also have added edge "kote", to protect against the occasional wet spell. Being bespoke, I was also able to ensure the collar was sized perfectly for the customers dog.

Tailored Dog Collar

The leather Tote bag has become a must have accessory in this new age of a "bag for life". For this order, I wanted to allow the stunning full grain brown leather to stand out through a clean design. As always though, I try to add some useful pieces of functionality. Firstly the magnet clasp at the top of the bag. Followed by a hung pocket, with room for a phone and essentials. Finally, a keyring loop is included to able house keys or a small purse to be clipped in securely.

"Tote for Life" Shopping Bag

For a while now i've been thinking about a Children's version of the ever popular Dexter Backpack. This cute pink version; featuring a Unicorn, Diamonte and a magnetic clasp went down a treat with its little new owner!

Children's School Backpack

The customer for this Molly Jean handbag was ordering as a gift and specifically wanted a mustard coloured liner. I was able to source this lovely mustard polkadot fabric, which contrasted beautifully with the brown leather. 

Custom Molly Jean Handbag

This remains one of my favourite custom orders. I was presented with a lovely but tired vintage leather box case by a customer. The request was to fix damaged seams and help restore a little life to the much loved item. I replaced most of the main seams with new thread and then gave an all over treatment with saddle soap.

Vintage Case Restoration

A simple but stylish custom order. This customer had seen some purple leather that I used for another project. He wanted a bi-fold wallet making in a custom purple colour with contrasting yellow thread.

One-off Purple Bi-Fold Wallet

Are you a believer in all things being created equal? I'm not and this bespoke belt shows just why.

My customer for this commission brought the unusual leather to me and gave me the challenge of creating something unique! Great!

I mated the fossilised leather print leather to some luxury Italian full grain leather, to create a truly stand out belt. The fittings are UK sourced solid cast brass.

Molleé Bespoke Belt

This latest bespoke commission was put simply, a huge delight and fun to make. 

I'll explain - it was made for my four and a half year daughter (yes Dad is soft!). There is something humbling and truly inspirational, however, about using a child's imagination as the start point for a product concept. They are free of all the norms and boundaries of adult life. What do we end up with? Something like this stunning pink purse with an "out there" hair on leopard print lid. I love it!

Molleé Bespoke Purse

If you have been watching my Molleé Instagram feed, you will have noticed a fair number of bespoke watch straps heading off to customers. I have been pleasantly surprised with the interested and positive feedback.

In light of this, I am delighted to say that you can now view samples and also order Molleé straps direct through David Rodger Sharp Jewellers in Henley-on-Thames.

I can create unique watch straps for all standard sizes and bespoke fittings (including Apple Watch).

Molleé Watch Straps

Never heard of Crokinole? No, neither had I until this unusual bespoke request came my way (I actually really like an unusual request!). Crokinole originates back to Canada in around 1860 and is a desktop based game akin to marbles and curling.

This customer had a lovely old board, which had seen years of happy family enjoyment! So much so that the leather bound pins had clearly reached the end of their life. Time for me to provide them with a lovely new set!

Crokinole Game Repairs

As a designer and artist, it is great when you get a bespoke client who wants to explore possibilities. Although the initial brief was quite simple - A yellow bag to reflect the brand of the business, I incorporated a number of features and design touches. Firstly the stunning grey suede lining, which gives a luxury feel. Then the inclusion of front and rear pockets (sized to requirements). And finally, a dummy magnet buckle, which provides a more practical alternative to the traditional style.

Bespoke "Yellow Bag" 

For this project, the request was to come up with a functional but more modern design for the traditional Shooting Cartridge Bag. I brought the concept up to date with contrasting leathers and a stylish Tweed lid. Access to the contents of the bag is made more convenient through the use of a heavy duty magnet clasp.

Clay Shooting Cartridge Bag

Actually this custom work was for myself! But it is too nice not to share. I have a 12 year old Oris watch, which had a rubber strap. It was worn out but replacements are around £75. What better reason to custom make my own leather version, which still retains the Oris metal cleat fastener.

Custom Oris Watch Strap

This customer was looking for a new wallet for her husband's birthday but needed two display windows for showing rail cards. I was able to modify the existing bi-fold wallet design (available in my shop) and offer a stylish replacement.

Custom Bi-Fold Wallet

The customer for this order wanted to find her husband an organiser, which was exactly what he was looking for. It needed to be robust enough to handle life in a manufacturing workplace whilst also looking stylish, simple and premium. The design I opted for accommodates a standard A4 refill pad, along with a document sleeve and two device pockets on the left cover.

A4 Leather Organiser

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