Black Leather Bracelet with Brass

25,00

2 in stock (can be backordered)

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The ties that bind: Black Leather Bracelet size 20

Leatherwork is perhaps one of the more recent additions to the Chiang Mai artisan scene, but Metiisto Fashion is seeing some very inspiring and creative results popping up. The ties that bind, that’s the symbol behind this black leather bracelet. Size 20 refers to a circumference of 20cm when closed with the brass hook.

Handcrafted from the finest leather and reinforced with brass wire, it is unisex and can be worn equally by men and women. We strongly suggest you get 2 of these, one for you, and one for your significant other, or best friend. The metal in this bracelet is nickel-free and, therefore, safe to wear for people with sensitive skin or nickel allergy.

Gifting a bracelet to that special someone in your life represents the eternal bond you create and wish to continue forever. We also have this bracelet in brown. Click here to see it.

About the Maker

Khun Pornchai Ninsart is a well know Northern Thai artisan craftsman. Finishing his education at the Department of Fine Arts of Chiang Mai University, he devoted his life to refining his craft before setting out on building his small artisan company.

A trip to Italy made him fall in love with Venetian glass production, leading him to do several workshops related to this field. Upon his return to Chiang Mai, he started applying his craft to small ornaments. Selling them to family and friends as well as local hotels and restaurants soon became a big success.

His constantly inquisitive mind is always looking for a new creative outlet, and soon, he fell in love with other materials such as leather and brass. He developed a line of bracelets made from these materials, seeing there was a shortage of leather jewelry on offer at the time.

How is leather made?

The production of leather is a fascinating process. Tanners undertake so many steps before an animal’s skin is transformed into usable leather pelt. A group name for all these procedures is beamhouse operations.

After the initial preservation of the hides through salting, they enter the beamhouse. Here, the skins firstly go for a soaking – to remove the salt residue. After the initial soaking, the pelts go into a tanning bath to separate the hairs from the hide. After this, they remove any leftover meat, fat, and tissue – and send them to the glue stock for the production of animal glue.

Now the primary treatment to preserve the product is over; a horizontal separation cut is necessary. The top layer grain side produces fine grain leather. What remains is the bottom layer, which the factory uses for the production of suede.

Traditionally a leather production factory is known as a tannery. That’s where we are now on the production timeline. With the aid of a pickling liquid, the hides are made more receptive to the tannins. Absorption of tannins is what turns these skins into actual leather. Finally, any leftover acids in the coats are neutralized, ending this complicated process.

Any by-products, off-cuts, or other remnants find their way to the glue and pet industry. Your dog’s chew toys are a prime example of this. This way, nothing goes to waste, and the total value chain is complete, making leather production economically sustainable.

Additional information

Colors

Black

Material

Leather