Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Soft Pink Bondage set for EM

I'm happy to present a few beautiful images by "-EM-" a friend from fetlife who I consider one of the most talented bondage photographers working today. He doesn't claim to even be a real photographer, but I challenge you to find someone making such compelling, stunning and downright sexy images (check out his gallery if you don't believe me). He's proof that with passion and a good eye, formal training is not required to make drop-dead gorgeous bondage photos. Talented bastard! Oh, and it doesn't hurt that an assortment of beauties submit to his creative impulses, and allow the results to be shared with us. I did a custom hood and armbinder in pink for him to put to use, and this is the result:

Custom-fit ultra-tight laced armbinder in pink by yours truly, with matching nose-only hood. 

Just for reference: Armbinders: this is the way it's supposed to fit.

We have a few projects still on the drawing board. I'm looking forward to seeing them come to fruition...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Restricted Senses: Total Enclosure Sleepsack Struggle

Mina struggles beautifully in her heavy, dark leather prison. 

If you are a fan of sleepsacks like me, you probably have been waiting for (dreaming of?) a certain type of movie. It will start with a beautiful Asian girl smiling at you as she runs her hand over the heavy leather restraint she is about to be tormented in. 

Slowly, she'll slip in and wiggle seductively into her dark leather prison. Gorgeous body and beautiful face slowly enveloped by the dark shiny form. Next, the zipper is pulled down, encasing her head in a tight leather embrace. Then, pulled more, until finally the poor girl is fully enclosed, arms held at her sides by the internal sleeves. 

Laces pulled tight reveal every curve of her form. 
There is no going back for her now, no escape until you decide to let her go. She will wiggle around, struggling against her bonds, enjoying the embrace of her leather cocoon. Softly moaning and breathing heavy as she takes turns rolling over and resting - leather hood pressing tightly against her lips. 

After stewing a while, her laces are pulled tighter, molding the leather ever tighter against every part of her body: legs, fingers, ass, arms and shoulders. It's harder to move now, her breathing more labored. It's more difficult to roll over, but she is having fun trying. The struggle is beautiful to watch. 
Added straps and a locked collar complicate her predicament, yet she still manages to roll herself over.

And if you're a fan of the forced "O"... Well let's just say the ending is a happy one. 

Well, leave it to my friends at Restricted Senses to make this dream scenario come true using a sleepsack I made. It's such a great video: nicely lit and high-definition. At a completely reasonable price. Do yourself a favor: download the video here and enjoy this sublime piece of extreme bondage art. For me, this is a dream come true. 

Muffled laughter from our tightly-bound slave. Could it be she is actually enjoying herself in there?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some More Design Sketches...

Here are some ideas that may take a while for me to get around to making (but wouldn't they be fun?). They are a bit higher up on the difficulty scale. 

Tandem Walking Suit: Pair of girls with arms bound in front, sharing a common boot.  
Butterfly straitjacket with attached foam-filled puffy hood. The ultimate in waist-up confinement and sensory deprivation. 
 Forced Kiss hood... A pair of perfectly custom-fit hoods, sewn together at the mouth. For this I need two people who really like each other! 
 Molded ballet boot with integrated handle heel - riveted construction. Inspired by Meguca's drawings of girls encased in metal (thanks Meguca!).... 
 Super-strict Y-suit with armbinder integrated and attached hood. She's not going anywhere...

Friday, August 22, 2014

Top Ten Things I Want to Make Right Now…

An assortment of posture specific suits and restraints (or hoods) I am dying to work on right away. In no particular order:

No. 1 - Full-enclosure suit with arms in front, pockets tightly securing the legs and feet together. 
No. 2 - Classic sleepsack with attached hood and attached armbinder. Rear-entry with full-length zipper from feet to top of head. 
 No. 3 - Sleepsack in a balled-up position with armbinder sleeves for the arms and toe-ring attachment point. Removable cover for pussy access. 
 No. 4 - Boot breather head harness. 
 No. 5 - Sleepsack with attached hood, front-arm pocket and high-heel foot pocket. 
 No. 6 - Leather hood with open mouth and flame-shaped eye openings. 
 No. 7 - Sleepsack with front arm-pocket that passes through the legs. 
 No. 8 - Hood with slit eyes. 
 No. 9 - Sit alone punishment sack. 
 No. 10 - Puffy sleepsack in lamb leather. 
 BONUS! No. 11 - Lotus sack with rear armbinder pocket. 
 Wish me luck...

Thanks a million...

First off, I’d like to thank everyone for their interest in my work. I started thinking of creating this website after having a difficult time finding any information about leather crafting for BD/SM gear online a number of years ago. I decided if no one else had done it, why not do it yourself?  

It turns out that many people who do leather work professionally protect their methods and techniques as shop secrets, which I totally understand and respect. Unfortunately, that leaves us amateurs to figure out everything from scratch for ourselves. It’s getting a little better now, with more leathercrafters sharing their knowledge on forums or youtube. But it can still be hard to find people sharing perv-specific designs, patterns and techniques.

When I began the blog in 2010, I figured if I had about 5 regular visitors I would consider the experiment a success. 1.4 million page views later, the audience for the blog has far exceeded my expectations. The best part has been meeting pervy and creative people of all stripes from all over the world. If you have ever wondered if you’re alone in your interests, I can assure you that you’re not, and most pervs I’ve met in person have been kind, intelligent and otherwise normal-acting, fully-functional folks. It's been a blast. 

I wanted to thank a bunch of people who have been longtime friends and supporters, including a few that aren’t with us anymore. I have to start off here with Mark at, without whom this blog would never have happened at all. His site inspired me to do something to share this odd passion with others, and the fact that he linked to me with a banner on his homepage was the primary source of traffic to my blog for many years. Thanks Mark, for the support and inspiration! It wouldn't have happened without you.

Also, thanks to other friends, artists and inspiring people I’ve met along the way:
sammy, thisgirl, Meguca, -EM-, Elizabeth and Dave Andrews, Jeff Gord (RIP), Lew Rubens, Mumman, Dalton Ott, Karen Hsiao, PJW, Serene Isley, cyaneyedinbarclay, Londonropetop, Bob Bassett, Captive Kink, Kevin at, JustJimAndWendy, Kate O'Brien, Le_Cordonnier, Fragileslave, Restricted Senses, and all my wonderful previous clients.

If you are interested in having something custom-made, I do apologize, but I could never find a way to make that whole process work. The reasons (in case you’re interested) break down into 4 categories:

FINANCIAL - It’s difficult to produce custom-items at a price point people are willing (or able) to pay. There is great amount of risk in making one-off pieces: a single mistake on the last step can result in a ruined piece, meaning I have to eat the entire cost of the raw materials - which is very high when it comes to leather. 

People are used to the cost of mass-produced items, so their frame of reference is often skewed. And for almost everything I make I’ve seen knockoffs (for less that my own cost of raw materials) for sale on eBay. People who appreciate quality and have the means to pay for it are as rare as hens teeth. 

Finally, I have a day job, and the prospect of making enough to replace that income from leathercraft is so remote as to be laughable.

Doing this has made me understand why quality leather gear costs so much, and why people who do custom work are so rare. It takes a lot of time, effort and an appetite for risk to make a go at it. 

TIME - I get a ton of requests for gear, but I don’t have the capacity to do them in a timely manner, so I mostly have to turn people down. I hate saying no, and it becomes a constant, ongoing bummer to answer my email or FetLife messages. At this stage in my life, I’m ready to shut the door on the whole thing. A “no” can set you free, and I need that freedom right now.  

DIFFICULTY - Dealing with clients and making a custom item based on their supplied measurements is a procedure fraught with risk. Even with the added step of making test-fit prototypes, there is a possibility for errors and problems in the final result. Creating custom patterns, then making prototypes is time-consuming and expensive, and in the end I may end up working for just a couple of dollars an hour. It’s just not worth the risk, and the expense/payoff ratio just doesn't work out. 

CREATIVE - I hate limitations, and when you’re working on a custom piece for a paid client, you have to do their bidding. That makes total sense, (it is for them, after all) but the thing I enjoy most is being able to follow my own ideas, wherever they may lead. The best-case-scenario is when my desire to make something aligns with the client’s vision, but that doesn’t always happen. 

I have many ideas for projects in the works that I haven’t seen anyone do before, and if I don’t make them, I don’t think anyone will. People can point to something once you make it, and say “I want one”, but I’m more interested in making things from my imagination that I haven't seen before, and without limitation of cost, functionality or aesthetics. 

Collaborating with like-minded artists and photographers has been profoundly rewarding for me, so it’s where I hope to focus my efforts in the future. I still plan to share projects and techniques along the way, and welcome feedback and questions anyone may have. Thanks for your time, the comments, and I hope you continue to enjoy the blog. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Laced Bondage Belt Pattern

Finally, here's the much-requested (and long-awaited) pattern for the bondage belt I made back in 2012. Click here to download the PDF. The step-by-step tutorial that goes with this pattern can be found here

Rear view with lacing.

Front view with D-rings at center and side seams.
 This is the master pattern used for such projects as the belt Ludella Hahn rocked on

Happy crafting!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Asian beauty locked in Total-Enclosure Sleepsack

A total-enclosure fetishist dream come true...
These amazing photos come courtesy of my friend “Mr. X” over at Restricted Senses tumblr. I spoke with him a couple of weeks ago about a heavy leather sleepsack prototype I had that might possibly fit his lovely Asian slave girl. Turns out it was just the right size to fit her, so I sent the diabolical device over for them to put to the test. More specifically I should say: to put her to the test. 

This side view shows the seamless tight fit from head to toe. Love the way you can see her hand at the end of the inner sleeve-pocket. 

Just 2 tiny nose holes: her only connection to the outside world. 

As if the sack were't intense enough, some added straps and a locking collar were added as well. Bravo, Mr. X! 

You see, this is no normal sack. It’s extremely intense. It’s made with an attached nose-only hood, and rear full-length zipper and lacing panel. It’s made of a very heavy weight waxy, deep black buffalo leather - selected to make the most restrictive possible experience for the slave (un)lucky enough to be zipped, laced and locked inside it. This sack was designed from the start to push the limits of restriction, of what a sleepsack could be in terms of severity and level of enclosure. On a scale of one to ten, this is a ten. It’s made to be laced extremely tight, and to completely remove the slave’s ability to move or wiggle in even the smallest way. You can ask him or her if it works as designed...

Fit fetish - laces tight from head to toe. Just lovely...

These shots aren't easy to take, as her face is in the bed, which could make it difficult to breathe. I am just blown away by the whole set of images! 

As you can see from the photos he sent over, it is close to perfect fit-wise. For a fit-fetishist such as myself, this is about the pinnacle for this type of restraint. The hood is seamless and smooth. Her shoulders, waist, hips and legs, all fit without a single wrinkle. The lacing panel, even though very tight, actually has room to go further...

The way that collar pulls the hood even tighter to her face, accentuating her jawline... Can it get any better? I don't think so. 

For those who don’t know: This is not an easy sack to get into, or to be kept in. First off, there are only 2 small nose holes to connect you with the outside world. This is a dark, extreme and intense voyage for those who dare. Not for those prone to panic. For advanced players and hood-lovers only! 

Total leather enclosure.
Mr. X promises to keep me posted on his upcoming experiments that he has planned for the sack and his slave. It lends itself to endurance training and punishment sessions. I could see some tease-and-denial or forced orgasm experiments that could be very interesting... 

Heavyweight leather nirvana. 
He’s getting ready to launch a pay-site and offer individual videos of sessions as well. I am really looking forward to him realizing the scenarios he has in mind, and can only hope the poor girl can handle it! 

The question I had: "So, how long did you keep her locked in?"
"Almost four hours" was the reply! It was only her first time!!
Future plans: Keep her in overnight?

Keep an eye on the Restricted Senses tumblr for more updates. And many, many thanks to Mr. X and his slave girl for allowing me to re-post the images here...