Welcome to Lucky Kanga leads, so named because the first two that were sold were "lucky" the first time they were used.
All leads are hand braided of Kangaroo leather, considered to be one of the strongest leathers available. For more information on the whys and hows of this, click here. I use a center core that prevents breakage and excessive stretching (all leather leads stretch somewhat). My leather is imported direct from Australia and is of the highest quality. I only use tannery dyed leathers - I will not 'paint' color onto my leads. This may limit the colors available, but ensures that you get a quality product.
Bead clusters and combinations are carefully thought out. I use lampwork glass, semi-precious stones, silver, cloisonne etc., whatever it takes to get the effect YOU want. All bead clusters are held in place with proper knots, as opposed to simply sliding beads over the braid, or gluing on a scrap of leather to hold the beads in place. Knotting ensures that the beads will not shift position as well as giving the lead a more finished look.
New! Decorative knots are now available to be placed anywhere you want on your lead. Whether single or multi-colored, these elegant knots add another touch of uniqueness to every lead. Check out the example page for samples.
There many people making and selling Kangaroo leads; however, I am extremely proud of my work and continually do my best to improve my knowledge and skills. My many repeat customers are a testimonial to the quality and workmanship of my leads.
As of December 2009, I had braided in excess of 500 leads and collars, amounting to over 21,000 inches of braided leather! I've lost track since then, but I can safely say that by 2013, the count is probably over a mile of braided leather.
For more information, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or look me up at a show in British Columbia or the Pacific Northwest. Email me for my show schedule.