Our Story

Espacio Handmade's studio space

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, owner & designer at Espacio Handmade

Katrina Marhefka is our owner, 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.

Our Process
We design the flask, cut the flask, then dye & form the flask. See it in action.

 Espacio Handmade Dyeing Process

Once the flask has dried, we condition and seal the leather, then we stitch.

Espacio Handmade Process: Stitching Flask


Our Leather // Sustainable & Made in USA
We honor the sacrifice of the animals by utilizing hides that are part of our food source. While we try to choose the most beautiful hides, this ain't no sissy leather; all scars are characteristics of the skin and the cow's life.