MockingbirdLaneWire

Slave Collars, Public Day Wear & Other Adornments

New York, United States · 4022 Sales

MockingbirdLaneWire

Slave Collars, Public Day Wear & Other Adornments

New York, United States 4022 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(734)

Announcement   All Made-To-Order & Custom pieces take 3-4 weeks processing time before shipping. Ready made items ship within 1-2 business days. Allow an additional week for shipping to US addresses and an additional 3-4 weeks to international destinations. All international customs fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Mockingbird Lane Wire specializes in discreet public wear BDSM themed
fine jewelry. The sole artist and owner, Diana White AKA Lady Mockingbird, uses a variety of metals and forms of wire to hand shape, forge, twist, bend and weave slave collars, cuffs, anklets and other jewelry items. Her primary materials are Sterling Silver, Argentium Sterling & 14kt gold filled wire. She also uses stainless steel, titanium and aluminum wires for select styles. She often embellishes her pieces with metal beads, charms, precious gemstones, semi-precious stones as well as Swarovski Crystal Elements. If you are in the market for fine jewelry suitable for the office, the grocery store and on family outings, Mockingbird Lane Wire is the place to look.

I welcome and will respond to all questions and comments, usually within 12-24 hours.

Announcement

All Made-To-Order & Custom pieces take 3-4 weeks processing time before shipping. Ready made items ship within 1-2 business days. Allow an additional week for shipping to US addresses and an additional 3-4 weeks to international destinations. All international customs fees are the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Mockingbird Lane Wire specializes in discreet public wear BDSM themed
fine jewelry. The sole artist and owner, Diana White AKA Lady Mockingbird, uses a variety of metals and forms of wire to hand shape, forge, twist, bend and weave slave collars, cuffs, anklets and other jewelry items. Her primary materials are Sterling Silver, Argentium Sterling & 14kt gold filled wire. She also uses stainless steel, titanium and aluminum wires for select styles. She often embellishes her pieces with metal beads, charms, precious gemstones, semi-precious stones as well as Swarovski Crystal Elements. If you are in the market for fine jewelry suitable for the office, the grocery store and on family outings, Mockingbird Lane Wire is the place to look.

I welcome and will respond to all questions and comments, usually within 12-24 hours.

Diana Lee White

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Diana Lee White

15mm Sterling Silver Mock Padlock Clasp
US$15.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(734)
unterterra

unterterra on Aug 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This item was fantastic. The workmanship and quality exceeded expectations, and showed the thought and care put into the piece. I would highly unhesitatingly recommend this artisan craftsman to anyone looking for this type of jewelry.

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About

The Birth of Mockingbird Lane Creations

I have been a maker of things for as long as I can remember. As a young child, I designed clothing and accessories for Barbie, Ken and Skipper. My fascination with creating took me from sewing, to decoupage, to ceramics, to throwing my own pots, to weaving, through years of crocheting, a few disastrous experiments with knitting, and a couple of decades of black and white figure study photography. It was about 6 years ago now that I encountered wire as a medium, and found joy. Working with precious metal wire simultaneously excites my imagination and serves as a calming meditation.

While making art was my passion, I always felt it was something of an indulgence, and pursued other pathways deemed by my social circles as responsible adult careers. First in the retail industry, then in garment manufacturing, then in the US Navy as a Chinese Linguist, and after that University which led to a professional career as an Educator. For more than 3 decades I worked full-time doing things I either detested or only partially enjoyed.

Then in January 2013, I made the decision to drop out of my position as a professional educator, to have a go at being a maker full-time.

My story in founding this shop, is not unlike thousands of others. People kept telling me I should sell my work. But I soon ran out of friends and acquaintances who needed any more jewelry and with working full-time, I struggled with finding venues for selling my work. It was only when that a friend suggested I look into ETSY that I had an AHA! moment. So in August 2008 I took the plunge.

Since that time, while maintaining my full-time career, working to restore a 125yr old Victorian home, and manage a household that includes my best friend who moved in a few months ago and 6 cats (2 of which are blind), I've been running my online.

My process is pretty organic most of the time, in that I don't precisely plan out a new piece so much as I let the wire and the gemstones I'm using tell me what they wish to become.

I use Copper, Sterling Silver, Argentium, Fine Silver, and 14kt gold filled wire. To add to the richness of my pieces and to provide bold splashes of color, I also use various precious gems, and gemstone quality stones like Chalcedony, lots of varieties from the agate family, and the prettier quartz family stones, plus top quality crystal. I occasionally toss in some fiber elements as I work collaboratively with my best friend Sylvia Hoffmann who does terrific felting work. And last but not least, whenever possible I reuse, recycle, and up-cycle found objects, vintage jewelry elements, and odd bits here and there.

I also add in unusual clasps I've re-purposed from standard body piercing jewelry components.

If you would like to read more about me and my studio check out this Blog Feature:
http://design.kcjewelbox.com/2013/07/19/featured-artist-friday---diana-white-lady-mockingbird.aspx

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  • Lady Mockingbird AKA Diana

    Owner

    Born in the middle 1960s, I went through an amazing number of different career paths before finally finding both my muse and my niche. I'm a woman-of-all-trades running a single person micro-business.

  • Justice

    Chief Snuggler

    Justice's role is to make certain I take regular snuggle breaks. This blind fur child is the chief nudge here in the studio.

  • Buddy

    Entertainer

    Buddy's young teenage energy provides endless entertainment as he runs to and fro chasing imaginary beasties.

  • Mister Bully

    Chief Bird Watcher

    Mister Bully, is an older gent whose grown past his young turk ways and now serves as the old curmudgeon who keeps a watchful eye on the neighbors...erm... birds from his perch next to one of my studio windows.

  • Faith

    Circle Walker Extraordinaire

    Faith ensures that there are always dust elephants rolling like tumbleweeds throughout the entire house. But this blind girl's chief claims to fame are the way she paces out interminable cat sized circles when she's not engaged in playing fetch.

  • Grey

    Paper Shredder

    Grey, a solid and stolid character keeps busy in the studio by shredding any crinkly paper which makes it's way to the waste basket. Thus ensuring I'll not have to purchase a mechanical shredder for 'sensitive' documents.

  • Smudge

    Queen Mother

    Smudge, the eldest, most refined, and sensible of the feline assistants keeps order amognst the others purely by virtue of her unassailable belief that she is Queen and all must take a knee before her majesty.

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Last updated on Apr 13, 2016
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My pricing is already maintained at or near wholesale direct to my customer. There are only a few items on which I can offer bulk discounts. Send a message to get more information.