Bear on a Bike - Peter Rudnev, Designer Wallet
These handcrafted wallets are made of high-quality leather, each designed and made, by one of Tulsa’s newest artists, Peter Rudnev who recently moved to Tulsa all the way from St Petersburg Russia! With sturdy piece of leather riveted or hand-sewn together, these wallets are not only great works of art, but are meant to last and become ever more beautiful as they age.
From Peters website…
As a child, I watched my father make leather goods. This skill was taught by his father, my beloved grandfather, and that was taught by his father. Long ago, our family owned 2 shoe factories and this was our family business. But during the communist revolution all this property was taken away by the state.
My family sewed shoes. and it was always amazing to watch a piece of unremarkable leather turn into an elegant boot or shoe. I didn’t adopt my father’s ability to sew shoes, I became an artist, but I always remained interested in this material, and creating leather accessories became one of my hobbies. I noticed that unlike women’s accessories, there are so few menswear brands that show personality and style. These are important because they allow us to express ourselves and show our uniqueness. Out of this was birthed the line of fine, handmade leather goods.