Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Beautiful Embroidered Flamingo Handmade Guitar Strap on Coral Ultrasuede

Who can resist flamingos? They are elegant, beautiful, exotic, and positively enchanting. This artisan handmade guitar strap taps into our mesmerizing fascination with flamingos. The front fabric of the guitar strap is gorgeous coral ultrasuede embroidered with four classically posed flamingos in rich shimmering threads of fuchsia, pink, and black. Above the front flamingo are overlapping palm fronds embroidered in variegated threads of green, yellow, blue, and pink. The back lining of the guitar strap is lush pastel pink Duchess satin and the pin tabs are double thick hand punched and hand stitched top quality black Brazilian textured leather. This guitar strap is absolutely dazzling and is one you will be proud to put on your shoulder.  Beautiful Flamingo Handmade Guitar Strap

Thursday, August 24, 2017

When a color feels peaceful

Just listed this new guitar strap on Reverb. The design is classic Native American but it's the colors I like so much. There is something very "peaceful end of day" about taupe, which is the dominant color in this strap. Anyway, I really like it. It has a quiet quality to it. Thanks for taking a look! Peaceful, kind of end-of-day handmade guitar strap

Monday, August 21, 2017

Guitar Straps With A Cool Back Story

I love fabrics that have a fascinating back story and this near vintage material I used to make this guitar strap has exactly that. Just click on the link to the strap. I've included the story in the description of the strap. I think you'll nod and say, "Yeah... kinda cool." Thanks for taking a look!Near Vintage Guitar Strap With A Supercool Back Story

Sunday, August 20, 2017


Oftentimes, I make a guitar strap based solely on the fact that I like the fabric. I figure the right guitar will eventually turn up and my buyer will be able to see, better than I can, the possibilities. This is one such combination. You can't argue with perfection!

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Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Matka Silk and Plum Embroidered Guitar Strap

Just finished this luscious matka silk embroidered guitar strap. Boy, do I love this matka silk! The wheat color is so wonderfully neutral that anything I embroider on it absolutely pops! Thanks for taking a look! 

A gorgeous one of a kind matka silk and plum embroidery handmade guitar strap

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Crazy Fun Guitar Strap

Sometimes a guitar strap should just be crazy fun! This is that guitar strap! Crazy Fun Handmade Guitar Strap

Friday, August 11, 2017

When My Patrons Share Their Happiness!

I love when my patrons send me pictures of their new strap with the guitar they bought it for. Those pictures absolutely make my day! Here is a picture one of my patrons sent me earlier today. I am just thrilled!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

When It All Comes Together

One of my buyers sent me this picture, his new custom guitar strap with his new custom guitar. The  combination is perfect and absolutely stunning. That's what happens when it all comes together.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Midnight Rainbows and Handmade Guitar Straps

I am always thrilled when I find a really unique and visually striking material to use in making my guitar straps. This is one of those materials. The vividness of the colors is awesome but it's the faux French knots that make it really stunning! Midnight Rainbow Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Plaids Have It

I really love working with plaid and this particular design I just found especially striking. The colors are elegant and understated, the lines precise, it's just a lovely design and one I'm really proud to offer on this limited edition custom handmade guitar strap.

Elegant Plaid Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Gorgeous Vintage Africa Print Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

I am always searching for unique materials for my guitar straps and found this really cool vintage fabric from 1989, a remarkably complex Africa print design on a luscious, soft, substantial cotton. It has an interesting little back story that I hope you take a minute to read. Thanks for taking a look!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A One of a Kind Custom Length Handmade Tapestry Guitar Strap

I LOVE unusual fabrics, distinctive patterns, just materials that go way outside the bounds of what is generally available to the public in the way of guitar straps. I make semi-annual pilgrimages to Milton, Florida, a wonderful little artisan community that has, among other things, an amazing selection of vintage fabrics. This is one of those awesome finds-- a gorgeous vintage tapestry that is just luscious in its design and weave. It is so thick that it won't fit through the triglide length adjuster so I am offering it as a custom length guitar strap. This being the only section I could salvage from the tapestry with absolutely no flaws, this is the only strap I could make so it is a one of a kind strap. I really hope you like it and I would love your comments on it! Thanks!! A stunning custom length one of a kind handmade guitar strap

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Whimsical Vintage Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap with a Victorian Floral Motif

The Victorian era is best known as a time of demure prudence even as it was also an era of hopeless romanticism. Victorian textiles and designs communicated that sense of innocence and sweet romantic naivete', of ladylike swooning and hearts beating with concealed anticipation for a glimpse of that object of affection. This artisan handmade guitar strap captures all of that-- the delicacy of love, of infatuation and, most of all, the dreamy ethereality of romance. Enjoy! A Sweet Vintage Cotton Victorian Floral Guitar Strap


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Plisse', Please 😀

Listed a vintage plisse' cotton guitar strap that is just super cool. Plisse' is a fabric treatment to create creases or puckers, making the material more unique and interesting The Egyptians first did this using raw eggs and a special wooden dowel with a narrow groove for creasing the fabric. In the modern era, a strip of sodium hydroxide is poured onto the fabric, causing it to shrink, thus creating puckers. This type of fabric is not seen much anymore because it is so expensive to produce. So, finding a swath of plisse' cotton was like Christmas to me. Thanks very much for taking a look! Vintage Plisse' Cotton Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap


Friday, July 7, 2017

Bunnies and Kittens and Baby's Breath-- a Gentle Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

My guitar straps tend to be visually bold-- bright sharp colors, exaggerated designs. But every now and then I come upon a material that is so different and I just must make a guitar strap with it. That's the case with this fabric. The colors are soft, subtle, reminiscent of springtime in a way. It was just so lovely, so sweet, I had to make a strap with it. Thank you very much for taking a look! A Lovely and Delicate Pastel Plaid Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Rich Paisley Designs of India in A Unique Handmade Guitar Strap

One of the fascinating aspects of India is the intricacy of their designs. While paisley as a design element originated in Persia (today's Iran), it was, over the course of centuries, adopted and embellished by Indian artisans. It is now a staple of India art and textiles. This handmade guitar strap captures a bit of that ornate artistry. That the color combinations are so classically India  really reinforces the sense of the exotic origins of the design. An Orange and Teal Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Glorious Morning Artisan Handmade Guitar Strap

Morning glories! They are rich, colorful, romantic, and speak to a sweetness of life that is hard to describe. It is ironic in a melancholy way that morning glory blossoms bloom only once, in the early morning, then curl closed and die by the end of the day, making their beauty all the more poignant because it is so short lived. This artisan handmade guitar strap captures that delicate and passing beauty. Sweet Morning Glory Guitar Strap

Monday, July 3, 2017

Sunflower Guitar Straps and Maybe A Little Lesson About Life

Sunflowers are very trendy right now and since I love them, I had to make a sunflower guitar strap. It's available on at this linkCoolest Handmade Sunflower Guitar Strap Ever

What makes sunflowers so popular is that they are shamelessly proud. They feel like they are celebrating existence in an unselfconscious, joyous way that can be hard for people to understand. But, we learn from the world around us and maybe one thing we can learn is to still be excited by life, by its possibilities, by its extravangance. I hope you like this guitar strap. Thank you very much for taking a look!