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Stephanie Wood is unique – a cocktail of simplicity, style and quality with a dash of raw electric creativity. Her bags and accessories are as unique as Steph and are the very extensions of her character. All her products are timeless pieces made from high quality leathers and hides, carefully chosen for their colours. Her designs are meticulously finished and detailed. From her busy studio in the heart of Worcestershire, each handmade item is created with care, knowledge, craftsmanship using carefully selected materials.

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  • Unique guitar strap for the very individual musician

    Steph has done it again, she was walking around the leather warehouse and found a really unusual hide, and made it into a work of art, this time the art is moving over your shoulder as you play the guitar. Read all about this amazing design HERE with load more pictures and detials      
  • Get organized with smart little bags

    When you see inside Steph’s handbag, its organized and she doesn’t understand why mine isn’t…. well I think it is, but then Steph can find things fast and I can’t.  Her bag has a coin purse, a credit card case which she also put her notes into, her keys and a pouch or as she calls them her stash bag. On this occasion the stash bag has got her iPhone, her headphones and her charger inside. As she told me, “There are so many little knick knacks you have to have with you these days, even if its just going to the office, so you may as well put them in a little bag so you don’t loose them or damage them.” bespoke blush pink and grey printed leather make-up bag with bright coloured cotton liningvery soft, crushable, squashable small stash bag for make-up, jewellery, guitar pics and other small items that need to be containedThese “stash” bags made of the softest leather that can squash into any handbag, whilst the larger ones can be used as wash bags for packing inside the suitcase. You can use the bags for make-up, jewellery, guitar strings and picks, all the digital stuff- phones, usb drives, chargers, etc.  One of our clients has a small stash bag in her glove compartment with a collection of headache pills, indigestion things  she takes with her for long journeys, another has a bag which she keeps her diabetes medications, testers and pens inside. ONe of our musician chums has his string, picks, tuner and other random bits that musicians seem to hoard. Well at least he can find them. As Steph is a quirky soul, she always does something special to the linings, which are very surprising but very uplifting too. She does’t do boring. This page currently shows which Stash bags she has available now, but if you did want anything special, I’m sure she’d listen to your creative request.
  • Stephanie Wood’s new leather guitar straps

    Stephanie Wood has music running through her veins, red hot.

    Besides making stage clothes for many bands in the 60’s and 70s – “well exactly how tight do you want these white trousers, Pete?”- Steph’s brother Chris Wood was very influential in her musical appreciation as he was one of the co-founders of  Traffic along with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason. Chris introduced her to many musicians, several of which remain close friends today and are Steph’s inspirations.

    She used to go to many Birmingham clubs and gigs, and was even seen running around stately home ruins with Bob Dylan in the middle of the night. What jolly japes!

    She used to go to many Birmingham clubs and gigs, and was even seen running around stately home ruins with Bob Dylan in the middle of the night. What jolly japes!

    “I’d just started working with leather as part of my [fashion] collections for men. I was going to a zillion gigs and found myself looking at the guitarists in bands on stage – realising their guitar straps were an extension of their music genre, with mad colours, emblems and textures. ”

    Having had a decade and more of women’s handbags, Steph is now focusing on her men’s collection.  She has been designing business items and accessories for men, but the music in her veins has prompted a new  direction

    “Yeah, I’m expanding the mens range, more accessories and now I’m working on guitar straps for a wide range of guitars. I figure I’ll do some exciting “girlie ones” too for the amazing women rockers I know. There’s a fabulous range of guitars out there and they’re all let down by bad guitar straps.”

    Steph’s two current design include various adjustment features to make the guitar strap fit very individually to your body. Also both are made in quality leathers so they will not go out of shape.

    One has been made with a Brummy bass guitarist friend in mind, using rich chestnut and metallic leathers whilst another style of strap has been made for an acoustic playing mate in mind. “This is a little 70’s retro for me, those browns and golds that were around then AND those classical leathers!”

    BASS GUITAR STRAP page £150

    ACOUSTIC GUITAR STRAP page £75

    She’s currently making a third style,  inspired by the textured effects stamped and embossed on quality hides. Watch this space.

    If there are any guitarists who would like to discuss a particular individual strap with Steph,  perhaps one to match your surf green Strat, please fill in the contact form here