Finely Wrought

Finely Wrought Providing the finest wroughtery. Designed and handcrafted jewelry, buckles, rivets, hardware, and leatherwork, all made in Brooklyn, NY.

It’s past due. It’s boiled over. It’s time to act. #blacklivesmatter #blm•••I’ll be supporting the movement mostly via m...
06/02/2020

It’s past due. It’s boiled over. It’s time to act. #blacklivesmatter #blm



I’ll be supporting the movement mostly via my personal acct. Follow me @ryandes if you’d like to keep up with me. Thanks. Peace and blessings. Always. 🙏❤️🙌

Hey all! Not much of an update here, just wanted to let you know that FW is still on hold. My metal casters and supplier...
05/20/2020

Hey all! Not much of an update here, just wanted to let you know that FW is still on hold. My metal casters and suppliers are out of commission here in NYC, and I’ve been pretty busy with VO work. Been missing the studio and the handcraft, and hoping to get back to manufacturing sometime soon.
Just wanted to let you know I didn’t fall off the planet! Still working on coming up with new ideas for our next wave of production, & as soon as things start picking back up, I’ll make sure to keep ya posted.
Meantime, is there anything you’d like to see made, leather or metal, by FW? All ideas welcome!
Thanks, and stay well.
🙌🙏❤️



#finelywrought #smallbusiness #onhold #covidlife2020 #handmade #leathergoods #finemetal #metaljewelry #leatherjewelry #leatherwallet #handstitched #handcrafted #madeinnewyork

This is how it all began - carving and casting custom brass hardware for jeans makers in CT - @hardenco - to be exact.Th...
04/26/2020

This is how it all began - carving and casting custom brass hardware for jeans makers in CT - @hardenco - to be exact.
The other night, I got together digitally with Eric from @fitted.underground and Jason from @happyvalleyoutfitters and chatted about the roots of FW, how the brand was founded, and where it’s headed (which may or may not have been recorded for an upcoming project, more on that later 😉).
It got me thinking and reminiscing about those early days, over ten years ago now! I was reminded that however far we’ve come, our roots are what make us what we are.
These brass fingerprint rivets have become a signature part of FW, and they have remained unchanged since I first started casting them in 2010. To me, they represent the essence of what FW is striving to be - handmade, high-quality, with the maker’s imprint not only apparent but celebrated in some way.
FW is still on a holding pattern. Thanks to my other life as a voice artist, I’ve had to spend the last few weeks building a booth and recording studio in my apt to be able to do VO jobs from home. But as I slowly circle back to FW, I’m reminded that the metalwork is what makes us unique, and I’m keeping that in mind as I refine the collection and figure out what products we’re going to offer next.
Thank you all for sticking with me, hope everyone’s well and safe during this weird time! Shout out to you essential workers out there helping save lives! 🙌🙏❤️



#finelywrought #handmadehardware #customhardware #fingerprintrivet #brasshardware #solidbrass #brasscasting #lostwaxcasting #denimrivets #rivets #burrs #handpeened #madeinnewyork @ Finely Wrought

04/06/2020

Almost exactly one year ago today @greenpointers market.
Amazing how much has changed in just a year’s time. Missing our people and our marketplaces, but grateful to be safe and healthy while the world regains it’s footing. Can’t wait to get back to normal, but in the meantime,
new goods and ideas are on the way, so stay tuned! Hope you’re all staying well!



#finelywrought #handmadegoods #craftsmanship #artistmarket #greenpointers #localmarket #artistcommunity #craftsmancommunity #borninbrooklyn #madeinnewyork

We’re getting back on track, slowly but surely! I’ll be reopening the web store this weekend on certain items, so def dr...
03/27/2020

We’re getting back on track, slowly but surely! I’ll be reopening the web store this weekend on certain items, so def drop by and have a look. Also trying to figure out the best way to move forward in the wonky time, more on that soon.
Meantime, hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. 💪


#finelywrought #staystrong #stayhome #smallbusiness #supportlocal #handmadegoods #handmadehardware #handstitchedleather #madeinnewyork

Hey friends. Well, a lot has changed in the past couple weeks. For all of us.The show I was doing out in PA has been ind...
03/20/2020

Hey friends. Well, a lot has changed in the past couple weeks. For all of us.
The show I was doing out in PA has been indefinitely postponed, and now I’m back in NYC, prepping to weather the storm with @lindseybop for who knows how long. 🤷‍♂️
I’m finding myself verrry lucky and grateful to have moved the studio when I did, and since being back home I’ve been working to get it organized and in working order. We’re almost there! Most importantly is ensuring the space is safe, sanitary, and regularly disinfected. Fortunately, small goods manufacturing is a pretty isolated endeavor, so it’s easy to keep our distance and make sure there’s no unnecessary exposure.
These are uncertain times, and I’m taking my time getting FW back on its feet. No markets coming up for a while, but I’m getting the online shop sorted and will be developing some dope new products that will be added to the site and will be made to order. I have some beautiful leather on hand and plenty of handmade hardware to make it through the next few weeks. And I’m opening the books on custom wedding bands, so def drop a line if you’d like to get a conversation started.
There’s more to come! In the meantime, I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy, and doing your part to flatten the curve. Let’s squash this thing so we can get back to the good stuff!


#finelywrought #covid19nyc #staysafe #smallbusinessowner #handmadegoods #leatherworker #metalsmith #handmadeweddingbands #customhardware #borninbrooklyn #madeinnewyork

Took this full moon twilight shot of @theaterbcp last night as was heading back to  evening tech for @otherworldmusical....
03/09/2020

Took this full moon twilight shot of @theaterbcp last night as was heading back to evening tech for @otherworldmusical.
This moment made me realize how lucky and grateful I am to call this place home for the next six weeks. I remember looking at the theatre from that exact place as a kid. Little did I know then that decades later I’d make my debut here with a world premiere of an amazing original musical, the culmination of years of development and workshops. It’s damned exciting, and I can’t freakin wait for the world to see this thing!
Previews begin March 13th. Opening March 28th and run til April 11th. Get yourself to New Hope to see this show at this theatre! You won’t regret it.
😈🖤👾💜🎮


#herewego #forcesoflight #armyofkorberac #otherworldmusical #bcpotherworld #originalmusical #fullmoon #twilight #delawareriver #nofilter

And that’s that!Past couple weeks we’ve been moving out of the Greenpoint studio. It’s finally done.It’s always bittersw...
03/02/2020

And that’s that!
Past couple weeks we’ve been moving out of the Greenpoint studio. It’s finally done.
It’s always bittersweet, leaving somewhere that’s been a creative home for a solid length of time. But, @lindseybop said it best as we took our last look around before turning off the lights for the last time, “we couldn’t have outgrown you without you.”
I’m proud of FW, proud of the journey, the hardships, and the things I’ve learned. I don’t know what’s coming next, but I’m excited for it.
The studio has been moved into a small studio in Queens while I’m away, but it will be functional and allow me to continue to design and produce while I figure out the next step. The website is also still up and running, but the books are closed until I get back in April. In the meantime, I’ll continue to post and keep updating, so don’t worry, we’re not goin anywhere 😉
Have a glorious Spring! And if you feel like taking a trip to New Hope, PA, swing by @theaterbcp and check out the show I’ll be doing - @otherworldmusical.
Til then! 🙌🙏❤️🤘


#finelywrought #takinabreak #handmadegoods #smallbusiness #madeinnewyork #borninbrooklyn

Crafting handmade goods ain’t easy. Cutting leather, punching stitching holes, hand peening brass rivets, stitching - al...
02/19/2020

Crafting handmade goods ain’t easy. Cutting leather, punching stitching holes, hand peening brass rivets, stitching - all these things take time and effort, not to mention the wear and tear on hands and joints. But the resulting quality, when done right with the right tools, is always worthwhile.
Stitching isn’t my favorite thing. It takes a staggering amount of time compared to using a machine. But the difference is palpable. In an effort to increase production time, I picked up a Tippmann Boss hand stitching machine. It’s a fantastic piece of equipment, but for me it never quite delivered the quality I wanted. So I sold it.
I’ve gone back to hand punching my holes and stitching by hand, using proper tools and better thread, which makes the job a lot less cumbersome.
To that end, I started using @crimsonhides irons, which are beautifully made and incredibly high quality. They produce a perfect diamond stitching line and make punching and stitching so much more enjoyable. Couldn’t recommend them more!


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New batch of @horweenleather chromexcel glasses cases are waiting to get scooped up @northerngrade.As always, made with ...
02/15/2020

New batch of @horweenleather chromexcel glasses cases are waiting to get scooped up @northerngrade.
As always, made with FW custom handmade brass hardware and riveted leather inner support.
Also, I recently upgraded the stitching thread to waxed tiger ritza, which is hand down the best I’ve used.
These are also available on the site ⤴️, swing thru and check em out!


#finelywrought #leatherglassescase #handmadeglassescase #custombrasshardware #handstitched #tigerritza #madeinbrooklyn #madeinnewyork @ Finely Wrought

These past weeks I’ve been preparing to move FW into its next phase, which means moving out of my Greenpoint studio. But...
02/13/2020

These past weeks I’ve been preparing to move FW into its next phase, which means moving out of my Greenpoint studio. But I was lucky to have @sergiopasquariello stop by a couple weeks back to take some pics for posterity. Stoked to share some of them with ya.
This is my traveling toolbox, which is in fact an old telephone repairman’s box from 1940’s. Turns out it’s perfect for leather tools and the like, and apparently it’s pretty damn photogenic.


#finelywrought #toolbox #leathertools #leatherhandtools #handmadeleathergoods #customleatherwork #borninbrooklyn #madeinnewyork

I’ve got some news to share! Most of it’s good, some not so good. We’ll start with good.At the end of Feb, I’ll be leavi...
01/29/2020

I’ve got some news to share! Most of it’s good, some not so good. We’ll start with good.

At the end of Feb, I’ll be leaving town to do a show for a couple of months. Some of you may know that among the many hats I wear, one of them is as an “entertainment professional” - bway performer, voice artist, TV actor, etc. When I started FW in 2017, I decided to hang up those other hats for a while, but I stayed involved with some projects that I loved and believed in. This show, which I’ve a been part of now for several years, will be debuting @theaterbcp in PA this Spring on its hopeful journey to a Broadway stage. It’s called Other World, and it’s amazing.

Anyway, it means I have to put FW on hiatus for a bit while I’m working on this show. I won’t be shutting it down, and I’ll still be able to fulfill orders, make custom wedding bands, and design new work, just on a limited basis, and no local markets for a while. I will definitely continue to maintain an inventory @northerngrade in NYC, so you can still shop for all the goods in person there.

The bad news is that I have to move out of my work studio, which has been a good home for FW for well over a year. I wish I could stay, but BK studio space isn’t cheap, and it’d be impossible to maintain while I’m away.

I’ll be moved out by the end of February, and I have a bunch of stuff I’ll be getting rid of. Keep your eyes peeled for a post about a tool and leather sale here at the studio in the next few weeks. I’ll be moving into a small shared studio that’ll allow me to keep crafting the goods, and it’ll also allow me to take a step back and get a good look at the biz side of this thing and figure out where I want to take it when I get back.

And, of course, you’re more than welcome to come out to Bucks Co Playhouse to see the show! You can follow my personal account @ryandes for updates and news, and I’ll still be posting here as things develop.

That’s it in a nutshell! Thanks for supporting the cause and reading the long post. Forever grateful to everyone in this small community of makers, artists, and supporters. 🙌🙏❤️



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Hand crafted palladium wedding bands I made at the end of last year for some very special people.Carving, casting, and f...
01/17/2020

Hand crafted palladium wedding bands I made at the end of last year for some very special people.
Carving, casting, and finishing fine metal for meaningful occasions is one of my favorite things to do for my clients and friends. Everything is made right here in NYC.
Please reach out if you have any inquiries about custom ring work for your upcoming special occasion - my books are open for the next couple of months!


#finelywrought #handmadeweddingrings #handmadeweddingband #palladiumring #handcarved #castinnyc #finemetal #customjewelry #madeinbrooklyn #madeinnyc

Happy New Year errebody!I’m a bit late with the new year post, but for good reason. We took some time to do some rethink...
01/09/2020

Happy New Year errebody!
I’m a bit late with the new year post, but for good reason. We took some time to do some rethinking since the turn of the decade and as a result have some big changes come down the pike for this year. More on that soon!
Buuut in the meantime, we’re back to work in NYC! I’ll be set up @northerngrade doing custom work onsite on Thursdays, and most of the FW collection will be avail here every other day of the week. And you can always swing by the site to check us out online (in bio ⤴️).
May 2020 be your best year yet! 🙌🎊
#finelywrought #happynewyear #smallbrand #smallbusiness #keepingithandmade #keepingitlocal #nycbased #madeinbrooklyn

What a kickass year this has been!Holiday orders are sent, markets are done, and we’re on our way to hang with family ti...
12/25/2019

What a kickass year this has been!
Holiday orders are sent, markets are done, and we’re on our way to hang with family til the end of the year.
Hugely grateful to all of you for coming out and supporting us in any shape or form, we couldn’t do this without you. And big thanks to all the markets who hosted us this year!
We’re taking the rest of the year off, but stoked for what’s to come in 2020. Lots of new stuff in the works! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas Eve & a Happy New Year, can’t wait to see ya’s in the new decade 🙌🙏❤️


#finelywrought #happyholidays #merrychristmas #happynewyear
#solong2019 #hello2020

Catch us this weekend @fadmarket! We’ll be @citypointbklyn sat-sun 11-7. Hope to see ya!••#finelywrought #fadmarket #han...
12/12/2019

Catch us this weekend @fadmarket! We’ll be @citypointbklyn sat-sun 11-7. Hope to see ya!



#finelywrought #fadmarket #handmade #holidaymarket #holidayshopping #smallbusiness #shopsmall #shoplocal #madeinbrooklyn #leathergoods #handmadegoods #metalsmith #customjewelry #customstamping #christmasgifts #holidaygifts

Catch us this weekend @fadmarket! We’ll be @citypointbklyn sat-sun 11-7. Hope to see ya!••#finelywrought #fadmarket #han...
12/12/2019

Catch us this weekend @fadmarket! We’ll be @citypointbklyn sat-sun 11-7. Hope to see ya!



#finelywrought #fadmarket #handmade #holidaymarket #holidayshopping #smallbusiness #shopsmall #shoplocal #madeinbrooklyn #leathergoods #handmadegoods #metalsmith #customjewelry #customstamping #christmasgifts #holidaygifts

Leather Mason Jar Holders are now available on the site ⤴️, and will be available in person this weekend @phoeniciaflea’...
12/05/2019

Leather Mason Jar Holders are now available on the site ⤴️, and will be available in person this weekend @phoeniciaflea’s Holiday Market in Williamsburg.
Swing by the Wburg hotel this Sat and Sun Dec 7th and 8th, 11am-6pm for those killer handmade gifts made by local artisans like yours truly😉🙌 And I’ll be offering a sweet Holiday deal - free custom stamping on pretty much everything FW. See you there!


#finelywrought #holidaymarket #artisanmade #localbusiness #smallbusiness #shopsmall #holidaygifts #giftideas #leathermasonjarsleeve #handmadeleathergoods #custombrasshardware #customstamping #madeinusa #madeinnewyork #madeinbrooklyn @ Brooklyn, New York

Catch us this weekend @northerngrade We’ll be there Saturday 11 - 6 & Sunday 12-5Swing by for custom stamping & great ho...
11/29/2019

Catch us this weekend @northerngrade
We’ll be there Saturday 11 - 6 & Sunday 12-5
Swing by for custom stamping & great holidays deals. Shop small & American made!
Don’t forget use code “handmade” for discounts on our online shop


#finelywrought #smallbusiness #holidayshopping #giftideas #handmade #madeinnewyork #shopsmall #shoplocal #northerngrade #customstamping #leathergoods #madeinbrooklyn

We’re so damn grateful to everyone we’ve crossed paths with this year. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do ...
11/28/2019

We’re so damn grateful to everyone we’ve crossed paths with this year. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do what we do, and we literally couldn’t do it without the support of our people and community. Thank YOU for making it a banner year.
To give something back, here’s a lil somethin that will give you 15% off the entire site - use code “HANDMADE” at checkout.
Hope you have a stellar Thanksgiving!
🙏🙌❤️🦃
#finelywrought #thanksgiving #givingthanks #handmade #craftsmanship #smallbusinesslife #smallbiz #handmadegoods #leathergoods #handmadehardware #madeinusa #madeinnewyork #madeinbrooklyn

We’re so damn grateful to everyone we’ve crossed paths with this year. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do ...
11/28/2019

We’re so damn grateful to everyone we’ve crossed paths with this year. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do what we do, and we literally couldn’t do it without the support of our people and community. Thank YOU for making it a banner year.
To give something back, here’s a lil somethin that will give you 15% off the entire site ⤴️ - use code “HANDMADE” at checkout from now til Cyber Monday.
Hope you have a stellar Thanksgiving!
🙏🙌❤️🦃


#finelywrought #thanksgiving #givingthanks #cybermonday #smallbusinesssaturday #blackfriday2019 #handmade #craftsmanship #smallbusinesslife #smallbiz #handmadegoods #leathergoods #handmadehardware #madeinusa #madeinnewyork #madeinbrooklyn

We’re so damn grateful to everyone we’ve crossed paths with this year. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do ...
11/28/2019

We’re so damn grateful to everyone we’ve crossed paths with this year. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be able to do what we do, and we literally couldn’t do it without the support of our people and community. Thank YOU for making it a banner year.
To give something back, here’s a lil somethin that will give you 15% off the entire site - use code “HANDMADE” at checkout.
Hope you have a stellar Thanksgiving!
🙏🙌❤️🦃
#finelywrought #thanksgiving #givingthanks #handmade #craftsmanship #smallbusinesslife #smallbiz #handmadegoods #leathergoods #handmadehardware #madeinusa #madeinnewyork #madeinbrooklyn

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Finely Wrought isn't just the name of a brand, it's a state of being, a standard of quality.

To be Finely Wrought means to be made with passion, integrity, and attention to detail.

It utilizes time-honored skills and craftsmanship, it sets a bar of quality, it means that every step of crafting is done by hand with high-quality tools. It also means that it embraces imperfection. In Japanese, it is called Wabi-sabi, which means to find perfection in the imperfect. Hand crafting leather and metal means there will always be imperfection, but it also means that no two pieces will ever be the same, that every crafted item is unique. Allowing those imperfections to not only exist but be celebrated is what makes something beautiful, and that is what we're after at Finely Wrought.

Finely Wrought strives to find the balance of form and function. Functionality is an utmost priority in all things we use on a daily basis. Folding in style and design are what make those things special. In the pursuit of that balance, we have created a collection of items that stand up to the job for which they're intended with the highest quality of material and design.

Finely Wrought is created, curated, designed, and crafted by Ryan Andes. He grew up with a father who was an artist and craftsman, and spent many hours in a workshop learning hand skills. Years later, he became a jeweler and a hardware designer for various fashion brands. Finely Wrought is the realization of those various experiences and skills. There is a major emphasis on locally sourced materials, quality, and creating a brand that relies on it's community.

​Finely Wrought is based in Brooklyn, NY.

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wow!! these are so beautiful! will definitely keep you in mind if i ever want to get a gift for my husband! Also wondering, do you do linings of leather jackets? or have a recommendation for that?
Beautifully done!