Today I want to introduce you to my friend, Hannah Ballantyne and her business, H Ballantyne Leather. She makes beautiful and high quality chinks and armitas and the best part is that Hannah is a genuine cowboy-girl and Buckaroo Barbie. When she’s not in college slaving away, Hannah works for her dad cowboying on the Padlock in Wyoming. I asked her what made her get into building chinks and what her favorite part is of working with leather, and here’s what she said:
“I’ve always enjoyed designing things, whether it be art, interiors or leather. I got into the leather in a bigger way when I went to work for saddlemaker Matt Moran. Working with him I learned a great deal about leather and how endless the creative options are. Building armitas and chinks is fun for me because I enjoy making something necessary and functional be striking and classy as well!”
And striking and classy they are! You can check out Hannah’s work at her business page on Facebook here.
Take a look at these beautiful pictures and don't worry, drooling is not only common, it's also encouraged.
Photo by Ken Jenkins
xo xo Liz