Five Questions with Michelle Kelber
How long have you been making products out of cowhide and how did you get started?
I have been selling cowhide rugs for 10 years. We incorporated the laser machine a year ago to start customizing things.
How long does it take you to make a typical purse?
From design start to finish, it usually takes a few weeks depending on how much custom work we have at the time.
What is your best-selling item and/or what new item will you be debuting at the November show in Tulsa?
We are excited to bring some new home décor items and a new line of bags. The décor includes table runners and placemats made out of cowhide, but what sets these apart is the fact that we can customize them with your initials or brand. They truly are one of a kind and make the perfect gift for the hard-to-buy-for person. I am currently working on a new item that we hope to reveal at An Affair of the Heart….
What do you look forward to most about doing shows?
I love meeting new people. Over the last 10 years I have met thousands of people…who become our friends. My favorite saying is “You walk into our booth a customer and walk out as a friend.”
What would you like people to know about your products? We take great pride in having the best quality possible. We are bringing over 100 new Brazilian cowhides that we handpicked out of thousands and thousands. We are very picky in quality and are excited to be bringing the best of the best to Tulsa.