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“I’m a western creative, cowboy gal, and ranch wife. I like my leather tooled, my horses fast, and my fashion slow,” says Klein.
“People often ask me how I got started as a leather artist, so here’s the story…
Magpie West Leather Co. was born in a little ranch house on the outskirts of a Oregon college town. My working cowboy boyfriend (now husband) brought home some leather scraps and a rose stamp after work one day and said, “here, you’re an artist, I thought you’d like this”. A couple hours later, I’d built my first set of spur straps. It was the useful outlet for my artwork I’d been seeking for years; once I’d created my first purse I was hooked.”