Read the full article on Etsy’s blog Allison Sattinger aka Sunny Rising Leather has had the nickname “Sunny” ever since she was a kid. And when you watch this video you’ll know why: Allison just glows with warmth and goodness. She learned to tool leather in 2004 with her first pair of cuffs that read “Let me be (L) that light …(R) “Let me be that light.” And she still strives to be that light with everything she does from crafting her beautiful leather goods, to singing with her angelic voice, to silversmithing jewelry, to being an inspiration for artisans wanting to quit their day jobs. Allison takes this old tradition of leather tooling and makes it her own with her signature koi fish necklaces and her custom made leather bags. Check out the Handmade Portrait video playlist: