Best Of 2017

Best Jewelry Line For Locals Into Bdsm

Mainstream vanilla culture got sucked into the world of BDSM when the Fifty Shades of Grey book series became a runaway bestseller and then a film franchise. Although not her direct intention, local maker and metalsmith Suzanne Applebaum Jewelry crafts a tantalizing line of leather and bullet casing choker necklaces, bolo ties and forged metal collars for ladies who like to look like they’re in control. Each powerful and edgy piece is handmade with carefully sourced leather, fringe, brass, vintage chain and sometimes casings from bullets that Applebaum fired off at the gun range herself. The unique look feels like a blend of motorcycle culture and Western wear with a dash of dainty femme thrown in. So if your safe word is “powerbitch” or you’re looking for something to wear with your cowboy boots and nothing else, Applebaum’s your girl. Suzanne Applebaum Jewelry, sapplebaumjewelry.com.

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Photo: Phil Valois


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