Snakewrap

I had about 4-5 snake skins that I was planning to make a jacket with, but I really didn’t want to anymore, I am exhausted from making jackets and I wanted to take these skins and make something a little lighter. I decided not to do too much to the snakeskin and use it’s natural properties, the best thing I could think of was to create some kind of raw looking belt but the snake was too flimsy for that….and then I decided to back it with white leather to give it some structure… without doing anything to the snakeskin- letting the organic/natural properties of the snake shine…It could have turned into an Obi style belt but then I decided I could use this wide belt concept and apply it to a dress…What I explained just now was exactly the thought process that went into my head- it all sounds very matter of fact and anti-climactic, but this is usually how I think of designs.

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I am very confused by the weather right now. Some days I’m excited to wear a t-shirt and jeans and the next day I wake up and it’s snowing, or really cold. I’m ready for spring and I knew I’d start prepping my wardrobe with an arsenal of easy throw on a-line dresses.

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Years and years of sewing (since I was 5-6 years old) and I still want to avoid invisible zippers!

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My original idea was to create a very wide belt with the snakeskin just wrapped around, with white leather as backing..

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The little clutch and the dress are both my designs, they’ll be in the shop soon and I’ll post more about the bag soon.