Chic-yCow are a local handmade accessories business all based on leather. These almost artistic pieces can finish off any outfit and with being such high quality, will be finishing your outfits for years to come. Through the seasons Jo likes to switch things round and try new designs and ranges from natural floral forms to geometric shapes. You can find her Etsy shop here and follow her Facebook page here.
Jo: These are some of my favourite ‘Geometrix’ designs, combining leather that has been hand painted in metallic colours and combined with stainless steel hardware like studs. I’ve always had a passion for all things crafty and over a number of years, I’ve learnt how to sew, knit, crochet, paint watercolours and make costume jewellery, many techniques I now use in my work.
Jo: These are items from my best selling ‘Autumn Leaves’ designs and are again hand painted in metalics and then embroidered over the top, with added beads. Chic-yCow was set up in 2011 when I started to incorporate my love of Art, Colour, Textiles and Painting to produce individually handmade Leather Jewellery, Handbags and Accessories.
Jo: From the ‘Daisies’ range, these are also my favourites and some of my best sellers. My products are made using leather that has been embellished with intricately printed and painted designs before being cut, layered and combined to create softly textural pieces of jewellery and accessories.
Jo: Here are a mixture of bracelets, necklaces and brooches. Whilst I am occasionally distracted by geometric shapes and repeating patterns, my main love is working with natural forms.
Jo: These are the updated version of the ‘Flower Bracelet’, which I’ve been making now for over 5 years. During the summer, my work features hand painted and printed flowers, combined with glass and ceramic beads and in the winter you can see pieces that are covered with embroidered metallic leaves and bold hand painted leather, combined with metal hardware.