Meet the Maker
is the brains and creative force
behind Espacio Handmade.
I noticed that the quality of men’s gifts was lacking the creative caliber of women’s gifts. Espacio Handmade was forged out of this void. Coupled with my graphic design background and with one successful handmade business under my belt, I launched enthusiastically into learning leathersmithing. I honed my craft into what you see today. Each piece is designed and made in my Austin, Texas studio. Espacio Handmade’s goods are the essential accessories for getting up to no good, and looking damn fine in the process.
Katrina Marhefka is our owner, maker and creative force behind Espacio Handmade. Each design is made and finished in our Austin, TX studio. Katrina is also the maker behind Spruce Jewelry, whimsical glass and steel jewelry designed for the ladies. She designs and builds simple, well-crafted products that enrich your quality of life.
We design and produce in house.
Once the leather has dried, we condition and seal the leather, then we stitch.
For all of our other items, we use a stitching pony that acts as a third hand. You can see it in action while Katrina is stitching a Big Spender Wallet here.