Monday, October 3, 2011

The Denimrack Collection

A fun and exciting project which I had the pleasure of working on was, "The Denimrack Collection". That is because I had the opportunity to work with the owner of The Denimrack Boutique, Joe Hickey. Not only does Joe possess incredible business savvy, he is also extremely creative with a phenomenal eye for color and texture. Those qualities combined with my leather expertise and fashion sense, have resulted in the creation of a collection of leather cuffs which are fun, hip, and trendy.

I'm so proud of this collection for its quality and design! All the cuffs are handmade with the most luxurious of latigo leathers available, and using the most unique hardware I could fine. By far, they are my favorite cuffs to sell, and wear! Check them out at the Denimrack in downtown Portsmouth, NH or, purchase from our website.
(Please note, not all of the cuffs from The Denimrack Collection are pictured in the photograph above but can be found on our website)

Remember, we guarantee our workmanship. Even though we do our very best to ensure nothing will fail, if it ever should, simply return it and we'll repair it or send you another in its place.

Sarah Fox and The Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association

When asked to design a cuff for The Portsmouth Fire Fighters Charitable Association's Ride for Sarah Fox, I put all aside, and immediately headed to the studio and my drafting table to begin work on the design.

Portsmouth Firefighter Sarah Fox was diagnosed with breast cancer on October 9, 2007. At the time she was also 36 ½ weeks pregnant with twins. Twelve hours after her diagnosis the twins were born making a family of seven. Sarah fought through the many challenges and treatments that cancer brings and beat the odds returning to work in January 2009. Just over a year later Sarah developed a pain in her hip which was discovered to be cancer. Sarah, her husband Matt, and their 5 children and extended family are faced with the fight against cancer once again.

I had asked what words of inspiration brought comfort and courage to Sarah, and incorporated into the cuff design her favorite quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, "by perseverance the snail reached the ark”. Another inspiration for the design is a circle; the ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness, and infinity, which also represents the strength of the human spirit. Our “circle” is a ¾” metal ring which functions as a closure, and is a unique and decorative element to the Sarah’s Cuff design.

The feedback I am getting from "Sarah's Cuff" is incredibly positive. People feel inspired by the quote Sarah chose because at one time or another, we all have had to muster up the courage to fight, and needed the patience to endure when faced with personal trials and tribulation. Recently, a woman shared with me her story of when she was just a young child suffering from hearing loss, her parents supported her and fought with the school when she was failing. Now she's a breast cancer surgeon.

I would like to thank Sarah Fox for sharing a part of her soul with us which will continue to inspire many. My prayers go out to her, and, her family and friends. Please show your support, by purchasing Sarah's Cuff.

IAFF 9/11 Tribute Rally, Ride, and Cuffs

On September 11th, Sexy Skins and crew, traveled to Newburgh, NY for the International Association of Fire Fighter's 9/11 Tribute Rally and Ride. It was quite an honor to ride in the procession of nearly 4,000 motorcycles on the freeways of New York to the Fire Fighter's Memorial in New York City, where we all gathered to remember those who perished on that day, and reflect upon the tragedies of this time in our nation's history.

An even greater honor was bestowed upon Sexy Skins. The IAFF asked us to design a leather cuff for the Tribute Rally and Ride. With our hands we crafted the 10th Anniversary of September 11th Commemorative Cuffs with the hope that our creation will help unite this generation and generations to come.

We will never forget the men and women fire fighters who lost their lives on that day. We will forever remember all those who perished, and hold in our hearts the families they left behind.

I thank the the IAFF for this great honor, and ask that you show your support by purchasing a 10th Anniversary 9/11 Commemorative Cuff,