Stephanie Ifania Landry, who designs under the name Ifania, is a self-taught leather and fused-glass artist who lives and works in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Taught early to sew by her mother, Ifania began designing and sewing her own clothing as a young woman. In the last few years, Ifania has turned to making leather designer handbags for family and friends. Influenced by the dramatic history, culture, architecture and landscapes of New Mexico, Ifania styles her handcrafted and luxurious all-leather handbags to reflect the many colors and cultures of the American Southwest. Experimenting with exotic leathers and colors, she has perfected the hand-painting and hand-staining techniques used on many of her truly unique products.
With a keen eye for unique jewelry, Ifania has been collecting vintage bolo ties for many years. She adorns many of her bags with bolo ties hand-picked from her collection and affixes them to her bags in a manner which allows each to be removed and replaced with another bolo.