Nerdarchists Dave and Ted welcomed artist and craftsperson Mellie Z. to the Nerdarchy live chat to talk shop about her fantasy-themed leatherwork creations. Mellie hand-crafts fantastic pieces for display, wearable garments and accessories, bags and “monster boxes.”
Her work has been shown at conventions like Dragon Con and the Steampunk World’s Fair, gotten compliments from luminaries like Stan Lee and joined the collections of nerd-culture icons like award-winning author George R.R. Martin and Nerdarchist Ted himself, who loves his Ludlow the Mimic bag. (Mellie’s policy is that anything she creates that has a face gets a distinctive name.)
Mellie shared a few tips on leatherworking including insights into her process, both technical and creatively. During the chat she answers Nerdarchy fan questions and quickly became a viewer favorite.
In addition to her convention and fair appearances where her work is on display and for sale, Mellie maintains a website and etsy store where items are available for purchase. She also offers custom pieces and commissions.
After you watch the live chat, head over to Wayward Leather Designs’ website where you can get your own monster box or bag, view a gallery of Mellie’s work and find an event calendar showing where she’ll be next. You can also follow her on Facebook to stay updated on her work and connect with other fans, and on Instagram where you can discover photos of all her creations (and random cat pictures, too).
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