James Neathery – Steampunk Maker & Contestant on Steampunk’d
James is an incredible Steampunk maker and designer and will be at Cosography this year!
I’ve always been fascinated with cybernetic prosthetics and the merging of man and machine.
Starboard Sky Leatherworks was started in the summer of 2011 by me, James Neathery. It all started when my wife bought me a steampunk styled watch with an oversized leather band. I took it apart and put it back together many times, trying to learn how it was made, and trying to figure out what I could do to improve on it.
Eventually the watch was, uh, modified beyond all good sense and had to be retired, much to my wife’s chagrin. However, I learned much from its sacrifice, and began making my own designs. My goal was to design uniquely styled steampunk and dieselpunk accessories that were comfortable and wearable on a daily basis, and also durable enough to last a lifetime. Since then, I have spent countless hours researching new methods and materials, practicing with new designs, and trying to push my limits with each new piece. I’ve broadened my lineup to include flask wraps and key fobs, large leather armor, holsters, belts, knife sheaths, and vaporizer sheaths. I can do just about any commission, so just let me know what you want!