Erika Lynn Handmade
•Exotic Leather Handbags•Sandals•Accessories•
Erika Lynn graduated, Magna Cum Laude, from Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Accessory Design. At SCAD she learned how to design and make footwear, handbags, and other leather accessories. Her passion for shoes lead to her starting of her own business.
Erika Lynn’s handmade sandals, handbags, and accessories are unique; a combination of handmade tradition, quality, and contemporary style.
The process begins with designing and drawing her own patterns, choosing the perfect leather combinations, cutting the leather hides by hand, stitching, shaping, and hammering. These traditional techniques and handwork go into the beauty of her handmade products.
Erika shops the tannery markets and purchases only top grade cowhides and genuine exotic leathers. These exotics include fish leather, python skin, ostrich leg, alligator, and lizard skin. She uses the finest leathers, gem stones, and precious metals to create unique works of art to be cherished for many generations.
She has incorporated the Italian style of traditional sandals custom made on the streets of Southern Italy into “her style”, hand made in Charleston, SC. The Italians are known for the quality and perfection of their product. Erika Lynn has brought this same quality and style of sandal making back to the United States.