Hogger & Co. is happy to be featuring Misha Girl and her leather accessories this month and into Christmas, so if you're looking for a special, hand-crafted Christmas present this year, you need not look any further than Misha Girl's gorgeous hand-made leather jewellery.
Etsy Jewellery designer Michelle de Farra, Misha Girl started working with leather 15 years ago by creating picture frames, coasters and other small home accessories out of leather, and giving them away as gifts.
In 2008 Misha Girl was launched, when Michelle began making leather jewelelry, showcasing her designs at craft fairs and local fashion shows.
As a lover of the versatility of leather and the variety of ways it can be used, Michelle works with a huge range of leather, including rawhide, calfskin, patent leather and exotic skins.
Here's Michelle in her own words:
"I also incorporate the use of beads in my work, which makes them unique and very feminine. When designing a new piece, my ultimate goal is to combine edginess with an element of polish and sophistication. I never get tired of exploring new ways of expressing that idea through leather."
Here's more info on the particular piece that Misha Girl has generously gifted me with, which I absolutely love. Note the gorgeous packaging details in which Michelle delivers her items. Lovely!
In a rich, dark brown patent leather, the bracelet is adorned with a mix of metal beads with a single cream wooden bead situated in the centre. The beads are sewn around the band with a natural coloured leather material. The inside of the bracelet is lined with soft, caramel colored leather. A single black metal snap closure makes it easy to fasten.
All of Misha Girl's leather is hand cut, hand sewn and hand assembled which may account for slight imperfections which gives each piece a unique touch, letting you know the item was crafted by hand.
MISHA GIRL is offering Hogger & Co. readers a 10% discount when they visit her Etsy shop, simply use the code: HOGGER10