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  • What men want! Its not as hard as you think!

    Its that time of year again- FATHERS DAY!!
    We hear it so very often.

    "OMG, men are so hard to buy for" 

    And up until now I totally believed that! Then I asked some men, "hey, what do you want?" Its turns out it's actually pretty simple.

    Dont overthink it!

    Men think differently to us gals. It turns out they have far less wants and very specific needs. That should actually make buying for them easy.

    Their wallet is worn out- they dont want you to find someone that has re-invented the wheel they just want the same thing again. SIMPLES! That's why the old wallet fell apart. They loved it, and that is the key word. 

    Men only bring things into their lives when they LOVE them!

    So let me tell you a story about a Pop named Henry and a husband named Adam!

  • Workshop Dog - The Good the Sad and the Glad of Greyhounds

    You will often see our current workshop dog on Instagram or facebook. They will always be a greyhound with a smiling face and a wagging tail.

    How did it all start?

    Our love affair with greyhounds started 8 years ago when we adopted our first from Greyhounds as Pets WA. A carefree blue boy who wanted nothing more than to be loved. He was almost hip height and fitted right in with the Fogarty fam-bam. Many couch cuddles with his humans and zoomies (crazy running for 30 seconds LOL) later we sadly lost poor "Bluey" to cancer a couple years ago and everytime his picture shows up in my Facebook memories I smile. Not because we lost him but because he got to spend most of his life free with our love showered on him. Bluey spent his puppyhood and teenage years as a possession earning dollars on a racetrack that would never come back to him as the tender loving care he so much deserved. Such skinny love! (Yes I admit it I am sheding a tear now for the boy we lost but so much more for the ones that don't get the love they crave.)

    What next?

    So while our hearts were broken we took some time, we healed and in 2017 decided to open our home and hearts again this time we decided we would help more than just 1 of the 17,000 greyhounds that get put down per year by becoming a foster family. I say family instead of parents because our hooman kids are just as educated and a part of this as we are. Fostering is by no means easy you take in a shadow their personality drained and spirit broken but with time they show you unconditional love, excitement and their real goofy personality, all just because they are now free.
    We are now 9 months into our Greyhound foster journey. We have fostered 3 beautiful dogs Manny, Harry and now Cam. All with their own crazy personalities and traits, we are so thankful they decided to share those traits with us.
    This is Manny an 16mth old pup. A leg injury is unfortunately a death sentance in the racing injury but buy the graces of the universe the right organisation found him and said no its not your time.
    This is Manny an 16mth old pup. A leg injury is unfortunately a death sentance in the racing injury but buy the graces of the universe the right organisation found him and said no its not your time.
    This is Cam another black boy but he has soo much personality. Another leg injury but the good news for Cam is that it will heal and he already has been adopted. Yup as soon as hes out of casts and walking he will be on his way to Andrea and Daniels loving arms.
    This is Harry he was 4 years old and soo very timid scared of other dogs and especailly men. However after 3 months with us before getting adopted by the Potters he fell asleep on adams chest. Job done!

    How can you help?

    Even if you dont have the ability to adopt a skinny love jerk AKA greyhound into your life I am going to put a list of not for profit greyhound organisations below that need you. If its a like on Facebook, dontation or you have a little time to  help with admin, adoptions, market stalls every greyhound will reward you with a loving lick or a leaning hug! 
    Greyhound Adoptions WA    
    Greyhound Rescue VIC
    Friends of the hound NSW

    We know we can do more and this is how we are going to do it!

    Hammered Leatherworks will be creating a very special range of dog collars and leashes that will allow you as our customer to give back too. With the designs finialised and the custom made hardware on its way they should be in your hands by mid April. Collars will be available in 4 sizes and leashes with matching hardware can finish of your pooches ensemble. From your purchase Hammered Leatherworks will donate a percentage of $$ to Greyhound Adoptions WA, we have chosen this organisation as everyone in it is a volunteer and everydog they take in is rehabilitated. Together we will be making sure each beautiful doggie finds a loving fur-ever home. Subscribe to our email news to make sure you dont miss out on pre-orders.
    All our love Adam and Bec and our workshop dogs xoxo
  • Girl Power! Meet Leah & Holly; Two very talented ladies...

    Over the last 7 months we have been hard at work updating our packaging and we'd like to introduce you to two very talented ladies that helped us to get there.
    Meet Leah from Studio Bomba - Graphic Designer Extrodinaire

    Studio Bomba is a creative consultancy, big on curiosity and collaboration. Bomba works with businesses to shape their look and feel for the first time. And also when re-introducing themselves, or a new product or service, to the market. We geek out on design for brands, packaging, publications, promotions and spaces – all of the moments when companies and clients bump up against one another for mutual goodness. Some of best known work has been for clients such as Fringe World Perth, Rooftop Movies, Vasse Felix Wines, Silvana Coffee and homegrown projects including Mitchell & Dent and First Comes Love.

    Working with Hammered is always fun and when Bomba was invited to partner with them on a new packaging solution as flexible as their product is, it was a no-brainer! Bec and Adam are renowned for their ‘high-design meets DIY’ approach and the packaging needed to work in that world too. We developed a standard box that can be customised to fit each one of their kits, protecting the premium leathers and hardware, but also able to be opened instore so folks can see quality of the leather kits and get a real feel for the heirloom-quality item they’re about to handcraft.
    Meet Holly - Taker of Awesome Imagery

    To compliment the awesome new boxes designed by Leah we needed some equally awesome photography to match it; enter Holly:

    I am a wife, mother of three and a photographer living in the beautiful south-west town of  Margaret River.

    I'm addicted to all things photography and even after almost 7 years in business, I still spend many of my days studying the craft. Ever since high school I've enjoyed picking up a camera but it wasn't until I had my first child and my mum gifted me with a new camera, that I found my digital voice.

    As a mum, I understand the importance of capturing life's fleeting moments and keeping those memories strong forever. I love connecting with couples and families who allow me to show who they really are, people who are happy to truly be themselves in front of my camera. I want you to be able to relive how you felt at that moment all over again and I want you to be able to share those moments with generations to come.

  • Introducing Henry, our Mr Everything

    Named after my Dad, Henry is the toiletries bag that every man should own. Angular in its appearance, with a unique zip free top, it brings together the best of form and function. Large enough to really pack it in for long or short stays or something luxurious for your home bathroom to an everyday workhorse for the regular traveler. Seeing Henry when you wake up in the morning is a reinforcement that you can do great things and there people whom you will see again soon that love you very much.

    Henry has so many uses not just for men. It makes a great project bag for crafters, make up bag for women or a great clutch for going out. 

    ​Henry is definitely for the keeper of all sorts of things.

    Comment below and tell us what you would use Henry for...

  • Mabel Makes you Able... The sewer's companion collaboration.

    Here she is. You named her and Mabel is now ready to officially meet the world.

    A creative collaboration between Sonia from Dandelyne and Bec from Hammered Leatherworks, Mabel has been created to solve a common problem "Where are my scissors?". An issue all creatives are faced with on a regular basis we are sure. Mabel is the result of our combined minds  to help simplify your world by bringing your scissors and needles into the closest of reaches. Her bold colours are not just for fun but to help in finding her when she is not hanging around your neck. Meet Sonia and learn more about Dandelyne on our blog.

    Mabel is the nifty sewer's companion. Her job is to give your sharp scissors a home with a cuddly 100% wool felt pin cushion to keep your needles safe! (Nothing worse than them disappearing into the carpet!) The full grain leather pieces ensure your scissor points are safe and secure from doing or getting damaged while the adjustable neck strap is comfortable, light weight and durable.  Mabel looks great with any scissors and fits almost all embroidery scissors and snips. The scissors shown here are designed by Paula Sibbald in Canada and we have just a few available for purchase too for an additional $20.

    This first release of Mabel is limited to 10 kits in each colourway and come with a 40mm Dandelyne mini embroidery hoop to celebrate!

     

    MABEL IS NO SOLD OUT

    Meet Sonia from Dandelyne

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       Hi there … I am Sonia, the designer and face behind Dandelyne, the home of the original miniature embroidery hoop.

    Dandelyne is about small-scale embroidery projects that are satisfying, rewarding, soul boosting and frankly, just look so darn cute on any outfit.
    The unique miniature embroidery hoop, that is an original design by me, since 2012, comes in 7 different sizes and the shapes include circles, portrait style ovals and landscape style ovals. You can choose to capture precious things and stitch them as a keepsake of that moment - stitch an initial, stitch a drawing, stitch a line, stitch a face. The options are endless and so are the stitches. You can then frame your stitchy awesomeness and wear it loud and proud in a Dandelyne mini embroidery hoop.Find more of Sonia's mini embroidery hoops at www.dandelyne.com
     
  • August 30th, 2017

    Hi all,

    Firstly for introductions - My name is Timmy and I’ve been on board helping out Bec and Adam behind the scenes with marketing and sales over the past few months.

    ​As things are getting busier around here at Hammered I thought I would commandeer the blog for this week to talk about my first experience with one of our clever leather kits, the original 42mm watch.

    Not long after I started out helping about the place here at Hammered, I managed to talk Bec into letting me get my mits on a tan leather wrist watch kit. I’m a graphic designer by trade so I tend to like clean and minimalistic designs; something classy that I can knock around with day to day as well as dress up when called for. Prior to getting my wrist watch kit I tended to favour large watches with metal bands that while looked stylish did have a fair weight behind them and as a result only got worn on the odd occasion so I was pretty stoked with how light my wrist watch kit has been as well as how soft the leather of the watch band is.

    What blew me away was the actual making of the watch. It really couldn’t have been simpler… 
    I had never sewn very much before and the only instructions I had was from the online instructional videos that everyone else uses so I had no real idea of how long it was actually going to take me. I initially only intended to stitch one of the bands the first night I got the kit but next thing you know it was less than an hour later and I had the whole project knocked out and completed.

    My watch is getting daily use and to be honest I forget it’s there on my wrist at times. Now I’ve just got to talk Bec into letting me pilfer one of those oh so classy travel wallets…

    Until next time all,

    Timmy