Thursday, August 23, 2012

Coming Soon! Recycled Fur Spats!

How awesome are these turning out?!  They are still in the development phase but I wanted to give a sneak peak. They are made from reclaimed coyote fur, deerskin leather and nickel plated buckles for a perfectly snug fit.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New Logo Design!

Yay! Our new logo is finally done and replacing the old text version. Hope everyone approves.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Embroider me crazy

I was recently inspired by the book clutches from Le-Tan and other artists who take books and turn them into totally useable clutches and purses. So I started doing some research into their construction and embroidery work.... Here's what I found!

Could this be my next project? Maybe :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

The New Green

Regardless of what most uninformed people say, fur is actually green, sustainable and eco-friendly in many ways. The controversy comes when countries decide to not impose strict laws and guidelines for farmers/ranchers in their practices. Luckily, there are many countries that do care about these things such as Canada, United States and most of Western Europe to start...

Why is it green? Well, lets think about the material. Fur is delicate and has to be processed delicately in order to preserve its suppleness and condition, so no harsh chemicals are used in this process. Unlike synthetics which are used to make faux fur fabrics, real fur doesnt pollute the environment and is a biodegradable natural resource.

If you are searching for the most PC fur to wear and buy, go with rabbit. They are raised for food and when processed, the fur becomes a byproduct of this industry.

So there you go, a few uselful bits of information to help you better understand the other side of the fur vs. faux argument. Not everything is what it appears to be.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Native Summer

Summer inspires me to be more free in my daily life as well as my work. Encorporating vivid colors and patterns into my accessories is a great way to let the light into my otherwise bland closet. There is something about the look of a dreamcatcher that speaks to my metaphysical side and makes me want to be more connected to the world in spirit.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Painted Black

Inspired by the ombre grace of winter, the newest additions to the Plush Furs line are a little bit dark and a lot beautiful.

Recycled coyote fur earmuff with velvet and satin embellishments.
Mink tail charm with tassels, skull and agate claws.
...Look for them in my Etsy Shop.