Review by Identity Discovery:
Recently I came across a company that creates Artisan Leather and Pewter products, in particular they make Kindle Covers. Ok ok. They make much more than that, but this was the item I was looking for when I stumbled across them. Oberon Design was created in 1972, but has a very long history with the artistic growth of Brendan Smith. He started sewing leather by hand with a thread and needle and gradually moved his way up through a basic sewing machine and an aging industrial quality machine.
|Beginning in the 1990’s Oberon Design became a vital and well recognized part of the handmade, craft revival in the United States, participating in elite juried venues such as American Craft Council or ACC shows and Buyers Market of American Craft, joining the ranks of the most highly recognized craftsmen and women in the U.S. In 1999, Oberon Design further expanded to include a pewter casting shop that produces the hand cast buttons seen on most Oberon leather covers. As well as being the lead leather designer, Brendan also works in 3-D rendering programs to create the Oberon Design line of gorgeous pewter jewelry, hair accessories and gift items.At Oberon we’re proud of the fact that the design and casting of our pewter line and all our leather work is done “in house.” This combined with our source for domestically tanned leather, use of local and domestic businesses for resources such as non-toxic glues and dyes, thread, zippers, and other items used in our leather and pewter processes, in house production of catalogs and websites, make Oberon Design what it is today, a good old fashioned, hands on, hard working American company.
~Borrowed from OberonDesign.com
The leather of the cover is strong and thick. It’s very durable. They use a special burning process that creates a more natural feel and less of a coated surface. Also this is not a painted leather. It does not feel like it will change colors from use or even time. Rather the leather is permanently red which I would say will be the same case for any color you choose. This was created by their drum-dyed process that allows the leather to completely soak up the color. If you get a scuff, it will not change colors. After you hold it while reading, it will still be the color of your choice even with the oils from your body soaking into it. The inside of the cover has a pocket where you can store the extra bungees they supply you with as well as a small selection of papers. If something goes wrong with your product, they have replacement parts available.
My kindle fits in it nice and snug. I feel confident that it is not going anywhere and is safely secured in its new home. I love my new cover! It is so fantastic! I highly recommend taking a look at their site to find a cover for your eReader (yes they have Nook, Kindle, iPad, iPad mini, etc.). While there, figure out which one you want to win! You read that right!
Win an eReader cover of your choice right here! All you have to do is enter below. Thank you to the wonderful bloggers that are helping me to promote this giveaway: My Crafty Life & The Crafty Cauldron, SnifferWalk, Taking Time For Mommy, e-Reading on the Cheap, Matter of Cents, Adventures of a Frugal Mom, Living at the Whitehead’s Zoo, Andi Reviews With a Girl and Her Kindle, This Author’s Life, and Kim Carmichael Novels.
Disclosure: Identity Discovery received a complementary kindle cover for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review are completely her own. She received no other compensation for this review. My Crafty Life and The Crafty Cauldron have not reviewed or are associated with Oberon.