Who is Firebird Leather?

At some point in ancient history, a ten-year-old Nix Rodriguez stumbled into one of the iconic leather shops on Hollywood Blvd. Nix was enthralled by the scent of leather and the combination of shine and dark.

So began the infatuation that led to Firebird Leather. Leatherwork originally began as a passion project, then became a second job. Nix learned her craft through a series of happy failures and baffling successes.

A few years went by with Nix being a live audio engineer by day (really night) and a leatherworker by night (really day). They spent the night mixing audio for amazing bands and events. Then, once the stage came down, breaking out their leather working kit to ship orders out while on the road. In 2014 Nix got tired of the constant travel and switched gears and made running the leather shop the main act.

Firebird Leather opened a retail location on Hollywood Blvd called Heathen Boutique. The shop was just a few doors down from the still operating punk rock leather store that was the genesis of Nix’s leather obsession. After a year Nix decided the daylight hours and tourists of the Boulevard just weren’t conducive to living a long prison-free life and moved the studio to a private location.

Mercifully, the new studio is daylight and tourist-free, and provides essential access to the required caffeine and Wearables for the Bold are created. Using leather, feathers, fur, and scales, Nix makes items most likely spotted on the SyFy channel, indie fantasy/science fiction films, theater productions and people who love elaborate costumes.

Need to make a show stopping entrance? You can find one of a kind items in the online store. Nix upholds her engineer roots by incorporating electronics into her work to create sound reactive LED armor, headdresses, ball gowns, body harnesses, and other original designs.

The first leather items Nix ever made were floggers and are still considered their specialty. Great attention is paid to balance, throw, and design. Nix makes some designs that are entirely unique and cannot be found anywhere else.


Nix from Firebird Leather
Nix, the maker and owner behind Firebird Leather hiding inside their shop.