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Crafting Excellence: A Leather Journey at ShoeBeeDo

Contributor: Jamie Richardson

๐Ÿ“ ShoeBeeDo,ย 3 Union St N, Concord, NC 28025
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Cindy Sheppard, the owner of ShoeBeeDo in Concord, has been designing and handcrafting leather shoes, bags, and accessories since 2005. Her journey began in a home workshop before transitioning into a physical store in downtown Concord in 2016.

  • Cindy’s genuine passion for working with leather is evident in the exceptional quality and style of her creations.

ShoeBeeDo offers a range of handmade leather goods, from custom shoes to minimalist bags and baby moccasins. With a focus on functionality and durability, each piece is a testament to Cindy’s commitment to quality.

ShoeBeeDo shoe selectionPhoto credits: ShoeBeeDoo Facebook

Beyond the walls of her shop, Cindy has showcased her work at the Carolina Renaissance Festival as the Village Cobbler for nearly 2 decades.

ShoeBeeDo is The Village Cobbler at The Carolina Renaissance Festival

๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ† Her dedication to craftsmanship has not gone unnoticed, earning awards that include Our State magazineโ€™s Made In NC Award in 2018 and the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitor Bureauโ€™s Golden Helmet Award for 2023 Small Business of the Year.

Our State Magazine interviews ShoeBeeDo

ShoeBeeDo wins award

Workshops at ShoeBeeDo’s Maker Space

In addition to the retail store, ShoeBeeDo also has a Maker Spaceโ€”a welcoming environment where individuals can explore the art of leather crafting. Here, novices and seasoned artisans alike can partake in hands-on workshops led by Cindy herself.

As April approaches, ShoeBeeDo invites you to join them in an array of exciting workshops, suitable for all skill levels.

Large Clutch & Small Accessory Workshop

  • April 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
  • April 20, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Small Wallet, Tassel, or Keychain Workshop

  • April 11, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Make & Mead Workshop @ Cannon Honey Mill

  • April 12, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

ShoeBeeDo workshop options

From crafting personalized keychains to making stylish leather clutches, participants can unleash their creativity under Cindy’s expert guidance. It’s a chance to learn a new skill, connect with others, and enjoy the process of creating something unique.

  • To sign up for workshops and explore ShoeBeeDo’s offerings, visit their website at Arrive ready to learn, create, and be inspired.

So, if you’re looking for a place to get creative with leather, look no further than ShoeBeeDo. Whether you’re browsing the store for a gift, or something for yourself, or joining a workshop at the Maker Space, you’re sure to find inspiration, camaraderie, and a warm welcome from Cindy.


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