This is the BRETA wood-framed playing card case, a simple and elegant solution for playing card storage. Keep your favorite set of playing cards in this sturdy and distinguished case. It was designed to maintain its shape so you can easily slide cards out with minimal friction, one by one or all at once. Constructed by hand using smooth oiled leather and a sturdy wooden frame. The combination of two materials renowned for their durability and longevity makes this case enjoyable to use for now and for years to come. A wonderful gift for card game enthusiasts and tarot readers.
= THE DETAILS =
- Hand-finished full-grain oiled leather & cross-grain baltic birch plywood
- Choose from three different sizes: Poker, Bridge, & Tarot >> see SIZING >> below
- Minimal, solid-color design, available in 10 colors
- Four fastener colors to choose from
= SIZING =
It is understandable that card decks can vary in thickness and so the BRETA case is easily customized to suit these differences. The card cases are made to the following specifications:
>> POKER [2.5″ x 3.5″] // 3/4″ [19mm] pocket thickness = standard 52 card deck, plus extra cards
>> BRIDGE[2.25″ x 3.5″] // 3/4″ [19mm] pocket thickness = standard 52 card deck, plus extra cards
>> TAROT [2.75″ x 4.75″] // 1″ [25mm] pocket thickness = standard 78 card deck
When ordering, please measure your deck and compare to the guide above. Select POKER, BRIDGE, or TAROT for the shape. Select the thickness that suits your needs. Please message me if your deck is greater than 1.5 inches in thickness. If the dimensions of your cards are not the standards indicated above, please message me for a custom case. I can accommodate most shapes and sizes.
The BRETA playing card case was developed following my APHRA business card wallets. Incorporating a wooden frame allows the cards to rest within the sturdy environment of wood which is encased flexible oiled leather for a durable wear and pleasing touch.
Product image shows Poker size with brown leather and antique brass fastener.
>> Please allow 2-3 business days before shipment, as these cases are made to order.
= LEATHER//TIMBER =
As an architect, I design my products like I design buildings: paying attention to details and quality materials. All of my leather//timber pieces begin as a big roll of unfinished vegetable tanned full-grain leather and a sheet of baltic birch plywood. I cut each piece out with a laser cutter, then clean them by hand. I prepare and assemble the wooden frames, then dye each piece of leather using my own blend of dyes, oil and burnish them by hand, then set the snaps. All this before I hand-stitch the pieces onto their wooden frames with durable waxed nylon thread.
I believe the materials we use in products should be respected for their unique inherent qualities, so I base my product designs around this concept. This simple approach delivers products with are true to their nature and are therefore resilient to time and use. I take pride in developing products that are faithful to their material strengths because when the products we use are happy, we are happy.
LEATHER // FIBER // TIMBER // BOULDER
elements of the earth // composed by hand
Handmade by Irene Estelle Miller in Lowell, Massachusetts