Welcome to Elquino Arte
Elquino Arte creates unique designs entirely by hand. We offer a modern interpretation of the craftsman tradition, always considering quality, durability and functionality in all of our products. We promote the values of self-teaching and self-employment to others who want to walk the roads of the craft.
We hand-cut original patterns out of leather upon which we create designs using steel tool stamps, after which we sew them together through punched holes with leather cord. Some are then inlayed with various hand-woven macrame designs integrating a variety of gemstones and fossils using durable polyester cord. In other pieces the gemstones and fossils are inlayed directly into the leather. I use solid metal rivets and buckles, rings, clasps and zippers to complete these functional and often convertible designs. I pay much attention to creating pieces with an assortment of artistically cohesive styles and palettes in attempting to engender an array of feelings in my customers.