I attended the Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar before Christmas, and I found a stand called Scarlet in Chains that I had managed to completely miss before. I’m not normally one for things around my neck, especially not close fitting ones but these were just so gorgeous I couldn’t walk past without stopping. It was the Countess Collar that caught my eye, and I ended up trying it on.
Scarlet in Chains make what they call ‘bondage jewellery’, and a quick browse though their online shop will show you why. Everything is hand made and can be adjusted, or made to measure, and customised to your requirements. They can also have standard fasteners or rings to attach locks. As soon as I saw their display I was struck by the endless possibilities of their items. Plus, they’re just so pretty. They’re all load tested for the main chains and you can have clasps or padlocks to fasten them with.
It was a pleasure to meet the team at the pre-Xmas BBB, Sophie and Drew. Then when I attended the January event, I got to have a longer chat to them. We talked about the design process, and new ideas they’re currently working on. I’m pretty excited to see what else they come up with.
I ended up buying myself the Countess Collar in purple and black.
You may notice mine looks slightly different to the ones on the shop, that’s because the one I have is nickel. All their current stock is stainless steel, due to them discontinuing its use at the beginning of January. It is a very small superficial difference in the finish but their overall products are still outstanding in quality and design.
Overall I really love this collar. As soon as I have the funds I will be getting myself some matching bracelets, and maybe even a belt and some connecting chains.