I finally had a chance to do a proper photo shoot with the black patent butterfly straitjacket I completed a while back. I paired it with the hood design I have been working on recently, which gives the ensemble an incredible integrated look.
The black patent cowhide is very restrictive, and oh-so fetishy. Unfortunately, it is really difficult to find the patent cow in just the right weight for restraint work. It's often too heavy, which is like working with cardboard, as it doesn't bend at all... and that makes it uncomfortable or impractical to use for making a straitjacket or armbinder.
The hood is actually made of a lighter-weight pig leather, which gives it a good amount of stretch, and really allows it to conform to the face. Unfortunately, that weight would not be strong enough to use for a straitjacket.
I just love the stuff, and hope to find a reliable supplier of the patent cow soon...
As a side note, I wanted to announce that I am no longer taking orders for custom work at this time. I have too many projects in the queue, and hope to finish them all up before taking on any new orders. It has been about a year since I started the blog, and I have been really overwhelmed with the positive response and feedback I have gotten as a result. Many creative and friendly kinky people have contacted me from all over the world, and it has been great to get to know you all. I am really impressed with the talent of some of my contacts, who produce incredible fetish and bondage works of their own.
If you already have contacted me for custom work, I am making my way through the queue, and will contact you as soon as I am ready to start your project in earnest. Thank you for your patience, and I look forward to making and sharing the many exciting, pervy projects that lie ahead.