Is your well-loved saddle sitting around with not much purpose other than being a token of fond memories? With Calyse, you can have your old saddle transformed into one of these signature handbags for the most special keepsake - and the perfect way to use your saddle again on the daily, just in a whole different way!
Here's how it works. Choose your preferred style from the descriptions and photos below. With most saddles, it is possible to get two bags from one saddle. If this is the case, the options would be either one Oldenburg and one Saint or two Saints. In most cases, a Card Keeper can be made as well to help get the most out of your saddle leather. If you are interested in having multiple bags made from your saddle, your "preferred" style will be the one I begin the project with, allowing me to determine whether or not a second one can be made. Once you've decided on a style, please contact me with your preferred style and if you'd like to have a second bag made if possible. We can also discuss any personalized details such as repurposing your own bridle / reins for straps, incorporating name plates etc. To set up an order, you will be sent an invoice for a $50 deposit. After you have paid the deposit, you can ship your saddle to the Calyse studio. If you are local, we can arrange for a drop-off time. If you are shipping, please include your name and contact info in your box. I recommend using UPS to ship your items. Please notify me when you have shipped your saddle and I will let you know when it arrives. Get excited! Once your saddle comes in you can expect it to be transformed in 3-4 weeks!
Each repurposed saddle bag will have its own unique character from the coloring, the way it has worn, age marks and how it is laid out on the pattern. I'm so happy to be able to provide this service for you and love hearing your background stories about your saddle! Thank you for letting me bring new life to your beloved saddle. Cheers to many more years!
Comes with one interior and one exterior pocket. Top handle and detachable crossbody strap. Tuck-lock closure. Solid brass hardware. ($335)
Measures 8.5"w x 7.5"h x 3.5"d
Short strap and removable crossbody strap. Tuck-lock closure. Solid brass hardware. ($285)
Measures 8”w x 5.5”h x 1.75”d
Studio: 146 High Street, Candia NH 03034