I’m going through my jewellery stashes, trying to organize and inventory. In some ways my years of hunting and hoarding might pay off because I seem to have an endless supply of treasure I can use to restock my Etsy shops.
Here’s a small collection to file under the category Reptilian: An alligator handbag and a trio of snakeskin bangles.
The bag is by Le Gout de Jour Paris. It was in rough shape when I thrifted it — the snaps didn’t work, the strap was missing and there was damage to the alligator skin. I took it Sole Survivor in Kensington Market and the parched it up imperceptibly. It makes a great disco bag.
The bangles are also vintage. I used to have tons of the faux Gucci bangles. I would sell them off when I needed to because I was certain that I would find more.
And the I went through a really long dry spell. I got this green one at The Vintage Clothing sale. I will not be parting with it for a while.