Fernando Caldera of Erous_Psuche, born and raised in Oakland and currently residing in San Leandro. I began leathercrafting in 2014, originally crafting as a way to pay for my Aztec atuendo but continued due to a love for the art. Working with the leather, I am constantly giving thanks to the animal from which it came from. Once done I smudge it down and give some light to its spirit. I was properly taught that when working with this material one should always be respectful to the origin. All items have been spiritually cleaned including my stone jewelry and recycled silver.