Unisex leather strap bracelet (natural color)
Support Local -
Nicholas Schmidt USA
Leather Strap Bracelet
I LOVE my local peeps, and I am all about supporting them whenever I get the opportunity! This post is highlighting a local designer Nicholas Schmidt Owner of NS USA. Nicholas is located in Madison, WI and he specializes in premier, custom-tailored denim and leatherwork. Did I say custom denim? YES, I did :) Have you wanted a pair of jeans that were MADE for you? He's your man...
Nicholas is VERY talented (a self taught tailor) and creates beautiful sustainable items. The most impressive thing to me about NS USA is that everything is custom. All of his pieces: belts, handbags, denim, bracelets, wallets, watches, backpacks, suspenders...are made specifically for you and tell the story of your life through wear.
Today I am focusing on one of his leather items that I completely adore and wear constantly.
Let me first start by saying that I don't wear bracelets often. I have abnormally small hands and wrists, so bangles and bracelets just slide off me.
Nicholas measured my wrist and cut the bracelet to fit me perfectly. I have 3 notches to choose from in case I need a little give. Someday if I get pregnant again, my wrists will be VERY thankful :)
The bracelet I own is in "natural" leather. When I first got my bracelet about 2 weeks ago, it was a solid flesh color. It now has turned darker from the sun, been discolored in some spots from water, and has slight scratches from God knows what! I now LOVE it even more. It tells my story of spending time with my daughter in the sun, changing diapers and washing hands, going on a date with my hubby, grocery shopping, drinking a cup of coffee...It holds my memories in a way and is uniquely mine.
I wear this bracelet with EVERYTHING! It blends in beautifully with my looks from classic to rocker. I usually forget I have it on (very comfortable), so it rolls with me into the next look.
The bracelet is made from 4-5 ounce vegetable tanned cowhide. The hide is from a domestic cow and it was tanned in the United States. Vegetable tanned leather is tanned using an all natural process. There are no harsh chemicals used in the process. A natural colored vegetable tanned leather bracelet will darken naturally over the course of time, as it is exposed to light and the harshness of the purchaser. The colored bracelets are dyed with Eco Flo dye, which has no harsh chemicals or odors associated with it.
Below are swatches of all the other color options.
I am currently OBSESSED with White, Turquoise, Orange, Medium Brown, and Royal Blue. If you know me that is no surprise...They are all beautiful though!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR LOVE, KRYSTLE READERS!!!
The NS USA Strap Bracelet is $60. As a special deal for my Love, Krystle readers, NS USA is giving you $20 off this bracelet for the month of June in ANY color!!! I think you just found the perfect gift for that person who has everything...or a sweet gift for yourself ;)Contact Nicholas to Order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicholas Schmidt will have a booth with some of his items at Zip~Dang on June 23rd at the High Noon Saloon. If you have a chance to go, say "hi" and check his stuff out!
It was wonderful to share Nicholas Schmidt USA with you! I so appreciate my readers and their LOVE to Support Local Businesses too. I hope you all have a fabulous day :)
P.S What are your thoughts on this leather strap bracelet? Would you rock it? What colors are your favorite? xoxo