The leather I use in my designs is manufactured in the European Union and is high quality top-grain leather. All of the leather components are hand-made in artisan factories, and therefore the finish may not be as flawless as mass-produced pieces. Some seams or evidence of the mold process are to be expected, and are part of the charm of handmade items. The spacers are made from zinc that is mined in Germany or Belgium. Each piece is then electro-plated in shiny gold, brass, copper, or silver-- the silver finish uses 99.9% sterling silver.
Your leather jewelry should be treated as you would a fine pair of leather shoes.
This synthetic fabric offers an unbelievable shimmer effect, reflecting silver and gold. The backing is a soft synthetic leather.
Please note that due to the nature of this style, it is very difficult to accurately represent in photographs. The cord, in person, is much more vibrant and shimmery.
A sheet of cork is wrapped around and bonded to a cotton core center, which adds stability and strength. The cork I use in my designs is Portuguese cork and is manufactured in the EU. Cork is a great vegan leather alternative.