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    Corporate Workshops for Team Building in Santa Barbara

    We've got very exciting news! We are announcing a new class called "Tiny Book Making". In this private group class we will focus on constructing handmade small books that can be used for taking notes, sketching ideas, drawing pictures, or scrap booking travel plans in a diary style. 

    Our classes focus will be on leather crafting, but we have design each assignment to emphasize interaction between students to encourage team building. You can watch a video of ProCore, a software development company taking over our workshop with their 15 employees - Watch a little video here. Also, plenty of time will be made of exploring in our old world craft shop for socializing. Most groups bring in cheese and meat plats for snacks and wine or soft drinks. 

    Corporate team building activities can be scheduled any day of the week, and we can host up to 15 attendees/students at one time. Classes usually last approximately one to three hours. Starting from scratch we will teach each student or to construct a tiny leather book. We will finish each piece with a hand stamped personal touch. Most students choose to punch into their journal or sketch book their initials or last name. 

    Some examples of what students have made range from hanging tiny holiday ornamental books, poetry books, sketch books, recipe books, etc. Each student will make at least one of these examples, but most finish around three finished projects per class.  

    You choose the date and time. Reach out to us and we will organize a time for your team to come in and take over our workshop location in downtown Santa Barbara. Check out the actual class sign up page, here!

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  • Coterie Club x Make Smith x Warbler Records

    The Coterie Club, Make Smith, and Warbler Records are teaming up to host an epic event on our back patio!

    PRICE: $125 Buy Tickets Here

    THE LOW DOWN: Special guest band, Pancho & The Wizards, will be performing from 4-6 p.m., followed by a private sit-down dinner at 6:30 after doors close. The Coterie Club will be catering a Chinese Dim Sum style, 5+ course tasting, paired with a selection of natural wines, while spinning vinyl plays in the background. Join us for a night you won't forget!

    WHEN: Saturday - February 2nd @ 5pm

    WHAT: Live music by Pancho & The Wizards, food by The Coterie Club, wine and Chinese Dim Sum.

    WHERE: Back Patio at Make Smith and Warbler Records


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  • Holiday Gift Guide

    We all know how quickly those Christmas gifts add up! But the holidays don't have to burn a hole in your pocket. No matter what your price range is, Make Smith has got something for you. We've broken down some of our favorite items by price to make your shopping experience as easy as possible. Take a peak!  

    Gifts $50 and under!

    Leather storage caddy (medium) - 50
    Dog leash - 50
    Leather coin purse - 45
    Single pocket card sleeve - 42
    "Spanish Whip" Cologne for men and women- 42


    Gifts $40 and under!

    Leather key chain with clip - 40
    Custom embossed luggage tag - 38
    Custom key chain - 35
    "Not yours" luggage tags - 30
    Incense holder - 30


    Gifts $25 and under!

    Leather storage caddy (small) - 25
    Key chains ("baby mama", "baby daddy", "fuck it") - 24
    Make Smith t-shirt - 22
    Leather fortune cookie - 4
    Leather gift certificate - 25


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  • New Product :: Single Pocket Card Sleeve


    You only get one shot at a first impression! Make yours the best it can be by adding our Single Pocked Card Sleeves to your life. Say so long to those annoying bent corners and hello to new crisp and clean edges. Handmade with the finest leather, it is a simple yet effective way to show off not only your professionalism, but your style. Buy one now >>> $42


    Our inspiration behind the single pocket card sleeve came from mere supply and demand. We received many requests for the most minimal accessory that could still get the job done. With this in mind, our goal was to simply make the pocket sleeve tall enough to protect the corners of a business card but small enough that it could still fit in the front pocket. 


    Our card sleeve is a single pocket capable of holding the width of eight credit cards. Made with water resistant leather and high strength nylon thread, we guarantee your card sleeve will be sturdy and long lasting. 

    Examples. business cards, credit cards, wallet, etc.

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