About the Artist


Welcome! I'm Catherine Cyko. Funny name, huh?  Well I'm stuck with it and the jokes that go with it. It's fun but making handbags is too!

My creativity began as a child sitting beside my Grandmother while she skillfully operated her treadle powered sewing machine.  It was absolutely fascinating to me as I watched and listened to her song of needle, thread and fabric.  Such began my journey of sewing and tailoring classes, which continued all through my school years, eventually leading me to independently owning and operating a residential furniture re-upholstery business. After 35 successful years, I retired in 2012 and discovered a hidden talent for designing and creating one of a kind handbags.

Everything you see in my online store is hand crafted by me personally in my residential workshop from the initial concept through completion. All of my handbags are sewn on various industrial machines and a commercial embroidery machine. My main focus is creating unique and quality handbags for women of discerning taste.

I work with the best of leathers, first grade tapestries and durable fabrics all produced in the USA because I want you to experience the real difference to imported, over-priced, functionally inferior, mass produced handbags.

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