Meet the Artisan
Beloved Leather Co is a locally owned business in the historic city of Charleston, SC. Established in the early summer of 2019, I began as a simple hobbyist and then open as a small business.
As the the owner and artisan of Beloved Leather Co, David Dyer, I started making leather products the spring of 2019. With the amazing support of my wife, family and friends, Beloved Leather Co was created.
For many years, I always had a fascination with leather products. Whether it was a Bible cover, bags or jackets, I loved leather. After purchasing a recovered Bible, I was curious about the process of making leather items. My first project was a laptop case. With a little bit of research, I bought my first kit and materials and created what is now known as "The Battery Case."
The name Beloved Leather Co, came from the inspiration of a series of thoughts tied together. With the insight of another company and their name, I took some time to figure out what mine was to be. By looking to myself, the name David means "Beloved by God". From here, I turned to Beloved Leather Co. connecting it to a story in Matthew 3.
This chapter largely speaks on the life of John the Baptist whose entire life was to point everyone to Jesus as Christ. From beginning to end, from the womb to death, everything was directed off of himself and focused upon Jesus. My heart with Beloved Leather Co. is to carry this same exact passion to direct everything back to Jesus.
At the beginning of Matthew 3, John the Baptist is introduced preparing the way of the Lord which is Jesus' arrival. At the end of the chapter, Jesus arises from the waters of his baptism, the Spirit descending like a dove and God calling out, "This is my Beloved Son, with whom i am well pleased. (Matthew 3:17) This heartbeat is my theme and one in which this business is to stand upon.
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. - 1 Corinthians 10:31