May 2019

We’ve had some busy months previously…. but the month of May 2019 felt as if we were going 200 miles per hour through out.

What started as a simple moving of my desk to front has snowballed into a complete remodeling of our entire studio. First, it was the light, to expansion of our Studio, to remodeling our workshop. Although it is still on-going, but with our workshop area settled, we plan to take it slow from now on.

Sandast Studio Los Angeles. Photo by Scott. @Scottieu

Sandast Studio Los Angeles. Photo by Scott. @Scottieu

Sandast Studio.  Brett #CameraStrap. Photo by @Scottieu

Sandast Studio. Brett #CameraStrap. Photo by @Scottieu

Sandast Studio Los Angeles. Photo by @Scottieu

Sandast Studio Los Angeles. Photo by @Scottieu

We would like to offer our apology for the delay in some of your orders. While we were working on below Mural, we literally had to stop our work to prevent any paints getting on the leather.
Now with the mural done, we are happy to inform you that currently, it is business back to normal.

Sandast Studio Los Angeles

Sandast Studio Los Angeles

Siria is expecting a beautiful baby girl soon. We were exchanging our ideas and agreed to resume once Michelle is born. We are happy to hear both Mom & Baby are fine!
& We will be resuming her #JamesPetit soon.

Siria’s #JamesPetit. Handmade in Sandast Studio Los Angeles

Siria’s #JamesPetit. Handmade in Sandast Studio Los Angeles

Miguel,
Thank you very much for your continuous support & patience. It has been all that sunny here lately, but it appears to get hot & clear here in sunny Los Angeles.

Francis Briefcase in English Bridle

Francis Briefcase in English Bridle

Thiri’s messenger has been our longest on-going custom project. Soon, it will be an year since we had started her. The good news is now we have the leather & all the hardware ready.

Getting a nice tan

Getting a nice tan

We have received kind words from Mark & Christina. We feel very fortunate to be a part of such special occasion & this is why we love what we do here in our Studio.

https://www.sandast.com/christinatravel

Christina in Cobblestone

Christina in Cobblestone

When Avelardo brought this pair of Suede Chukka for Patina, I told him it would be our 1st time on Suede. He kindly assured me to do what we can. Below link, you can check how it had become.

https://www.sandast.com/shoepatina

Before the Patina

Before the Patina

Scott has visited our Studio as a friendly favor to help us with photos.
& we had a lot of fun eating, drinking, and playing “Catan”.

Photo by @Scottieu

Photo by @Scottieu

It is our 1st #ChristopherCognac going to Middle East. Photo by @Scottieu

It is our 1st #ChristopherCognac going to Middle East. Photo by @Scottieu

When we first saw the dummy sample, Allyson & I both knew that its size was just about perfect. Not too big nor too small…. Last Wednesday, Allyson & Zack had visited our Studio and met her new backpack.

https://www.sandast.com/allysonbackpack

Allyson backpack in cognac & a bad photo job by me. =)

Allyson backpack in cognac & a bad photo job by me. =)

It was a busy month….probably the busiest in recent years.
But we still didn’t forget to have some fun!

“Sifu” winning the last game

“Sifu” winning the last game

Winning board. #CatanSandastStudio

Winning board. #CatanSandastStudio

We were very fortunate to be invited in “Classic Pismo Beach” at the last minute and we are very glad to be part of it. It was so much fun seeing all these American Classic Cars & talking to the owners.

Regardless of age, everyone was so passionately love with their cars & life!

57 Chevy Corvette. This would be my 1st classic car.

57 Chevy Corvette. This would be my 1st classic car.

When Yona brought her husband’s 25 year old briefcase to our Studio, I couldn’t believe her husband was carrying it a day before… with broken handles. As mentioned, it had broken handles, all its corners ripped, its frame ripped… it was literally on a verge of completely falling apart.

https://www.sandast.com/briefcaserestoration

This sure was a challenge & we loved it!

Leather Restoration

Leather Restoration