Manda Kamm's Profile

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I Love 80's Metal, Nature, Fantasy, Gardening, Elven, and anything Magical and Mystical. I am a self-taught sewer of 10 yrs, and I make unique one of a kind Handcrafted Leather Wears and Accessories. I also wanted to Note , that though I opened my account in 2012 I havent been on here for many years. I re-opened my Store in 2016.

My Creations are inspired for my love of Music, 80s Metal, D & D, Magic, Mid-Evil, Renaissance, Elvin, Hippie and Fantasy Era clothing and characters.

My sewing began because I wanted to make my own metal accessories but as time went on my artistic nature started swaying me into other projects and more natural materials. I started using only leather because I liked the fact it would hold up and be the most durable material to work with. I use vintage purses, boots, pants, jackets, anything I can find and salvage the…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 30
  • Joined July 2, 2012

Favorite materials

Leather, Fur, Spike Studs, Silver Hardware, Animal Print Fabrics, Hides, Lace, vintage fabrics and materials

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About

I Love 80's Metal, Nature, Fantasy, Gardening, Elven, and anything Magical and Mystical. I am a self-taught sewer of 10 yrs, and I make unique one of a kind Handcrafted Leather Wears and Accessories. I also wanted to Note , that though I opened my account in 2012 I havent been on here for many years. I re-opened my Store in 2016.

My Creations are inspired for my love of Music, 80s Metal, D & D, Magic, Mid-Evil, Renaissance, Elvin, Hippie and Fantasy Era clothing and characters.

My sewing began because I wanted to make my own metal accessories but as time went on my artistic nature started swaying me into other projects and more natural materials. I started using only leather because I liked the fact it would hold up and be the most durable material to work with. I use vintage purses, boots, pants, jackets, anything I can find and salvage the leather for my patch work. I also buy natural hides to work with. This is where my love of fantasy creatures and dress come into play. I always see cool outfits and characters from movies, and it always interested me. So I got the idea to start making my own old fashioned clothing. My vision is sort of an 80's Metal influence fused with Renaissance, Elvin, and Hippie elements. I recently expanded my sewing from just cuffs into making clothing, purses, belts, and key chains. Though I am not a formal seamstress and cannot make clothing from stencil or pattern, I create unique one of a kind pieces in my own way. My forte is patch work as you can see with my designs. I do not use patterns, each creation of mine is hand cut and created by layering pieces of leather together into some fashion. All my designs are original, and I do not make doubles everything is one of a kind.

I do not have planned layouts or designs. Everything is a spur of the moment new creative Idea. Some days nothing comes to me, others I get many great ideas flowing and that is when I get to Work! I never know where something will lead or how it will turn out. I get a broad Idea and just go with the flow and keep working on a piece until it is finished. It takes me a lot of time working on my Creations working with ideas, layouts, hand sewing parts, and finding materials, but it is a calming hobby for me. I find I am the happiest behind my sewing machine.

Note: I like to use recycled leather. It is fun for me to take old items and make them something new. Recycled leather, I find I like a lot better because the items your scrapping have a nice worn in soft feel, and do not have such a strong formaldehyde smell like with new leather fabric bought at a store.

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