Unique Fashion Accessories

As long as I can remember I’ve loved the beauty of fancy braids and knots.  When our daughter was young, her hair was my playground and she often went to school with the most elaborate of braids.  I was a “career woman” and it wasn’t until I lost out on my dream job after months of self-study that I seriously starting working with knots and braids.

Characteristics of Kangaroo Leather Lace:

Kangaroo Leather Lace is soft, strong and available in so many beautiful colours!

Kangaroo Leather Lace is soft, strong and available in so many beautiful colours!

If only… You could feel the quality of Packer Leather’s kangaroo leather lace, braid with it, enjoy its leather smell and see first hand the beautiful vibrant colours – you would understand why I use only this superior quality lace for my braiding, knotting and lacing projects. In North America I resell Packer Leather lace exclusively.

Kangaroo is one of the strongest lightweight leathers available today, and yet is soft, flexible and abrasion resistant. Technically, the superior strength of the leather is ensured by the structure of its fibers that run horizontally. This amazing strength is not weakened by a necessity of having to split the leather, as the leather is already thin enough to be flexible and lightweight. This makes kangaroo leather lace perfect for leather artisans to fine braid jewelry and create strong whips, horse tack, dog leads and fancy knots.
Packer Leather purchases kangaroo skins harvested through Australia’s Government licensed harvest program. Only 4 of the 53 species are harvested and the population of these species at last count was in excessive of 32 million. Only vegetable tanned kangaroo hides are used to cut lace to ensure an excellent finished product that is strong, soft and abrasive resistant.

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Colours of Kangaroo Leather Lace:

Kangaroo leather lace comes in so many beautiful colours as represented below, and I can make your bracelet in a custom colours or colour combinations within a couple of weeks.  You may choose from any of the following colours to create your bracelet:  Aqua, Black, Brandy, Burgundy, Cerese, Chocolate, Dark Brown, Forest Green Glossy Yellow, Hot Pink, Jacaranda, Jade, Lavender, Lime Green, Natural, Navy, Orange, Purple, Red, Roan, Royal Blue, Saddle Tan, Soft Blue, Soft Pink, Whiskey, White and Metallic Bronze, Gold, Pewter and Silver.

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Widths of Kangaroo Leather Lace:

Sample of Leather Lace widths,300 X 225I generally use four different widths for my braiding and knotting projects.  For fine braiding jewelry I use lace that is only 2 mm (1/16″) wide, and even with kangaroo leather lace this narrow, I can pull tight and rarely break a strand!  For zipper pulls and other knotted interweave projects I often use lace that is 2.5 mm (3/32) wide; just a little wider and strong and more appropriate for the heavy tugging required for pulling zippers.  For a chunkier style of braid or knot, I find that 3 mm (1/8″) wide kangaroo leather lace is perfect while the four strand round braids for my Paula Plaits are made with 5 mm (about 3/16″) wide kangaroo leather lace.

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Clasps:

Clasp used to create Single Paula Plait with 5 mm (about 3/16") wide kangaroo leather lace.

Clasp used to create Single Paula Plait with 5 mm (about 3/16″) wide kangaroo leather lace.

I use clasps that are manufactured in Europe with a zinc alloy base and silver plate, and designed for Knotty Linda so that it is effortless to put your bracelet on and off – all by your self!  This makes it easy to take good care of your bracelet by removing it for showers and swimming, and to assist the leather develop a beautiful patina over time.

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Pricing and Payment Details:

The price of a bracelet decreases with size.

The price of a bracelet decreases with size.

All prices quoted are per item and in Canadian Dollars.   For my customer’s convenience, a currency converter can be found in the lower right hand side of my home page.

Bracelets are custom fit every quarter inch and the price of each bracelet is dependent on several factors, such as:  complexity of braid; number, length and width of lace strands required; the size of the bracelet, and if beads are used in the design.

Although an online shopping bag and check out have been provided for your shopping convenience, you may email Knotty Linda at knottylinda@gmail.com , or telephone at (250) 812-3958 for personal service.

We accept credit cards including VISA, Master Card and American Express in addition to receiving payments through PayPal – accepted worldwide and is secure, immediate, free and reliable.

Please contact us regarding other forms of payment such as certified cheques, money orders, bank transfers and other electronic payments. 

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Sizing:

An accurate measurement of your wrist circumference is so important! Please measure carefully in metric or imperial!

An accurate measurement of your wrist circumference is so important! Please measure carefully in metric or imperial!

It doesn’t matter how petite or large your wrist is, in a couple of weeks I can hand craft you a bracelet from scratch that will provide a comfortable fit base on the measure of your wrist circumference.  Providing an accurate wrist circumference measurement is critical to ensuring a comfortable fit with no disappointments.  I recommend that you use a tailor’s measuring tape to measure around your wrist where you would expect to wear your bracelet.  No huffing in or flexing your wrist! Please don’t add additional length for a looser fit.  Just an accurate measurement of your wrist, in inches or cm, and advise if you prefer a snug, medium or loose fit.  It is easier to measure accurately with the assistance of a friend!  Please contact me at knottylinda@gmail.com if you have any questions at all. 

It’s important to understand that a perfect fit is guaranteed for your Knotty Linda fashion accessory although it is important to measure accurately to reduce shipping costs.

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Paula Plait Bracelets:

 Its in the details…

Single Paula Plait Bracelets Two colours of Kangaroo Leather Lace creating spiral and diamond designs.

Single Paula Plait Bracelets
Two colours of Kangaroo Leather Lace creating spiral and diamond designs.   Paula Plait Bracelets – This simple 4-strand round braid created from genuine kangaroo leather lace would appear to be the easiest bracelet of all to braid.  Not so!  It takes so much time and practice to develop the experience necessary to professionally braid strands that are tight, even, and straight.  I named this bracelet the Paula Plait after Paula Marquis, my braiding mentor, whose ongoing support has been instrumental in my success.  Thank you Paula!It’s in the details:

Before actually braiding the Paula Plait I personally and carefully hand-edge both sides of the underside of the leather lace to ensure a clean, tight braid.  Then I gently massage leather dressing into each strand before slowly and carefully braiding the four strands required to create a beautiful braid that is straight, tight and with a consistent pattern. Once braided, I roll the finished strand to produce a smooth, soft, braid that is a delight to wear.

As you can see from the pictures, the Paula Plait is available in so many earth-tone colours such as black, brown and tan; or you can request bright, vibrant colours like pink, purple and green.  A combination of two colours, such as black and red, will create your choice of two different braid designs: spirals or diamonds.

I must admit that I love braiding Paula Plait bracelets and I am grateful for the years of making whips that gave me the expertise to professionally braid this unique design.  I can also make you a Paula Plait with two and even three strands using just one clasp.  The colour combinations and braid styles available are endless and the Paula Plait Bracelet, whether it contains single, double, or triple strands, gives you the opportunity to design your own special treasure.

The clasp is manufactured in Europe with a zinc alloy base and silver plate, and the design makes it effortless to put the bracelet on and off – all by your self!  This makes it easy to take good care of your bracelet by removing it for showers and swimming, and to assist the leather develop a beautiful patina over time.

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Snake Belly Bracelets:

Snake Belly Braids in various colours and widths of kangaroo leather lace.

Snake Belly Braids in various colours and widths of kangaroo leather lace.

Without a doubt my favourite braid design is the dramatic “Snake Belly” created from 1/16 or 1/8-inch wide kangaroo leather lace!  It was definitely a hard braid design to learn, taking weeks of practice and I can now guarantee that each braid is straight, tight and even tensioned.  Although the design may have a rather unattractive name to some, the braid becomes so beautiful as it ages and develops a patina that people say makes the braid look like the upper portion of a snake’s belly.  Hence the name!!  This braid, completed with 1/16 inch wide kangaroo leather lace look absolutely beautiful worn on a petite wrist.

This versatile braid is so stunning! Available in so many colours, and colour combinations, it is particular beautiful on a petite wrist when braided with 1/16” wide kangaroo leather lace.   Although difficult to do, I can weave small beads directly into the braid and create beautiful custom accessories.  I’ve also design the  beautiful Snake Belly Pride Bracelet with rainbow colour beads that is so popular with gays and lesbians of all ages.

The clasp is manufactured in Europe with a zinc alloy base and silver plate, and the design makes it effortless to put the bracelet on and off – all by your self!  This makes it easy to take good care of your bracelet by removing it for showers and swimming, and to assist the leather develop a beautiful patina over time.

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Thin Line Bracelets:

Thin Line Bracelet can be create in colours and colour combinations of your choice.

Thin Line Bracelet can be create in colours and colour combinations of your choice.

It was one of those life-altering moments, and it happened one evening many years ago.  A husband and wife, who happened to be police officers from United States, visited my mini store at Ship Point in Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour and he talked to me about the significance of “The Thin Blue Line.”  He wore a parachute cord bracelet to honour his fallen brothers and sisters in uniform and he urged me to design a leather bracelet for police officers to wear.  I’ll never, ever, forget the look on his face when he found the Rene Bracelet with a blue, laced braid over a black base.  He left me inspired, and I knew that someday I would design a Thin Blue Line Bracelet.

It took a visit to the World Trade Center memorial site in New York City to really understand.  I’ve designed this beautiful bracelet as my way to honor fallen officers and offer my gratitude to all police officers that serve and protect.

Not long after making Thin Blue Line Bracelets for my Mini Stores that Firefighters and their families started requesting custom orders for Thin Red Line Bracelets.  I’m in awe sometimes about how strong people feel about my work, and it is my pleasure to now offer this design for sale.

The clasp is manufactured in Europe with a zinc alloy base and silver plate, and the design makes it effortless to put the bracelet on and off – all by your self!  This makes it easy to take good care of your bracelet by removing it for showers and swimming, and to assist the leather develop a beautiful patina over time.

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ZigZag Bracelets:

Zigzag Bracelet with seed beads.

Zigzag Bracelet with seed beads.

I love braiding this bracelet!  It’s so unique, and this design sure get’s a lot of attention at my vendor booth.  Many customers request this bracelet created in the colours of their favorite sports team.  I braid this bracelet with eight strands of kangaroo leather lace in two different colours.  The braid can be created with 2 mm (1/16”) kangaroo lather lace for a more delicate look or with 3 mm (1/8”) wide kangaroo leather lace for a wider, more dramatic look.  I can even braid your Zigzag bracelet with seed beads!  What fun!!

The clasp is manufactured in Europe with a zinc alloy base and silver plate, and the design makes it effortless to put the bracelet on and off – all by your self!  This makes it easy to take good care of your bracelet by removing it for showers and swimming, and to assist the leather develop a beautiful patina over time.

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Shop at my online store and buy with confidence that Knotty Linda, Leathercrafter will provide you with superior customer services and the highest quality of Kangaroo Leather Lace produced by Packer Leather of Australia!

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