here's a new version of the plaited leather necklaces, this one's fringed! hand plaited leather necklace made with super soft and shiny glazed black leather. the inner circumference measures about 25" so you can just slip it over your head. each necklace is treated, then molded and shaped to drape perfectly around your neck and sit flat on your chest. this plaited necklace has layers of securely attached hanging silver chain, from 3" long to 6" long. available in my etsy shop.
this necklace and the other plaited ones too are like the grown up versions of the necklaces i used to make and sell nearly a decade ago (yikes) when i first started working with leather back in nyc. except for back then it was more of a choker style, they had leather fringe and feathers and chains (see photos below) and i remember one of them was white leather collar with knotted red leather fringe and real amber, no photos of that one unfortunately, and it sounds tackier than it actually was, i swear.
a little something from the "archives" aka dusty old box. leather collar with knotted black leather string and turquoise to grey gradient feathers circa 2000-2001...
a little something else i found in the box, a red patent leather "garter" belt, with black and silver chains, the back has eyelets and laced up with leather laces. i have one of these in black haircalf & bronze chains that i still wear. see this post for photos...
back then, i had a short internship with a high fashion latex & rubber fetish wear company while i was still in school. i say high fashion because they were more than just rubber pants and latex leg binders, they made beautifully constructed & detailed latex and silk dresses & other clothing too that they showed at 7th on 6th. you can tell that fetish wear was an influence on my style back then, and even still a bit today.
|my old boss standing on a bar twirling fire chains|
|wearing a lovely blue latex dress, it had beautiful|
pleating around the neck & sleeves in clear latex.
the photos above are real polaroids that i dug up from another dusty old box, and not that iphone photo app that i overuse.