My designs are inspired by a lifelong love of art & nature,
combined with unique friendships that are woven into my life.
Art and painting have always been a part of my life and I try to paint daily.
Nature provides bright, bold colors that inspire me.
These inspirations will relate to a special "sisteR"...
someone who enlightens my life.
I'll then create a design that unites the two.
In fusing them together I'm able to paint personalities
into all of my handbags & their story is preserved.
I then name each bag after my inspirational heroes,
such as ELLA,
making these handbags so
much more than a purse.
With each design began the journey of Sixteen Sisters
My canvases are
natural milled leather handbags, totes & accessories.
As well as vegan leather handbags,
which contain no animal products.
I only hand paint on high quality constructed materials,
making these handbags ideal for everyday use.
Minimal processing on the leather items
makes them super soft, pliable & durable.
My paints, Angelus, are permanent on contact;
made specifically for use on leather/vegan leather.
An additional waterproofing mist is applied to finish each item.
Sixteen Sisters bags have traveled internationally and still look new!
wine totes & luggage tags-
VINTAGE vegan leather & leather handbags
All items crafted in my Englewood, NJ studio
Thanks for visiting my shop!
Enjoy my collections!