Beyond Redemption Transformation and Ascension Hermes Bags Photos Stories Thread

docride

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Hey there I thought this would be a fun new thread

post photos of:

Beyond Redemption bags (only good to make in to a planter )

Transformation Bags ( wild ,custom, tricked out and art bags )

Ascension Bags (Phoenix reborn from the Ashes bags )

I’ll start !
Here’s a fabulous Kelly Lakis 28cm!
This bag is a true ascension bag a Phoenix !

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Oh of course I understood, I am just amazed by the transformation!
And also curious how you know so much about restoration of leather goods.
I myself know nothing unfortunately, and learned some things the hard way.
 

docride

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Oh of course I understood, I am just amazed by the transformation!
And also curious how you know so much about restoration of leather goods.
I myself know nothing unfortunately, and learned some things the hard way.
Yes I’m a professional restorer I just did t want to come off like I was advertising and not being respectful to the TPF Mods and community.
You learned the hard way ? Well that’s humble and honest have t we all?
please share your stories ?
doc
 
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Oh thanks for explaining!
Well my sad story is that I did not know sunlight damaged suede & leather. I kept my shoe & purse collection in a closet with a huge sunny window.... you can imagine the suede shoes faded, white leather trim on shoes turned yellow & on one purse the leather handles sort of melted & blistered. I tried to clean it off, but it just kept peeling and staining my skin (it was hot pink).

Another bag was white & I had no idea about color transfer; when my jeans colored it blue I went back to the store for help but they had no advice how to remove the color.

I wish I knew about purse forum then!

Right now, I use a light leather conditioner from ugg brand on my cheaper bags, but I just bought a new expensive calfskin bag and I'm terrified to ruin it. I have no idea how to care for it.
And I tried to lightly brush my suede purse with a suede brush but it seemed to ruin the nap, so I just leave it alone. Help?
 

diane278

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My cowgirl birkin.....(approx 20 years old) transformed into perfection by Docride for a previous owner, with customized (tooled) silver hardware. It’s as awesome as they come....I still can’t believe my luck.

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And her saddle, (at least 40 years old), that inspired the purchase
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My cowgirl birkin.....(approx 20 years old) transformed into perfection by Docride for a previous owner, with customized (tooled) silver hardware. It’s as awesome as they come....I still can’t believe my luck.

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And her saddle, (at least 40 years old), that inspired the purchase
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OMG!!! I absolutely love this! You are so lucky to have this beauty!!
 
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