Wednesday, August 20, 2008

All Dressed Up With No Place To Go


Every once in a while I get the urge to search out the most expensive handcrafted items on Etsy. Today was one of those days, and while this Sterling Silver Chainmail Halter Top is not the most expensive item there, it's the most unusual expensive item I found today. It fits sizes 2 to 6, and with a bit over two pounds of silver and a month's labor in it, it's a bargain for $5,400. I love looking at this and thinking about all the effort and craftmanship that went into its creation. I just can't figure out where I could possibly wear this.

13 comments:

Waterrose said...

Wow that is just cool! You'd want to wear it when it's not terribly cold, or terrible hot...ouch!

MOM said...

wow, that is neat, but really when you go to the awards shows you can wear it or wear it when you are not feeling so shy. But a really neat find.

Designing Hilary said...

That IS a bargain! I'm glad to see the hefty price tag though as I know what sort of work that involves. I saw a fellow Estian price a cowl for only $150 which was ridiculously low for the amount of work it took.

I wonder if the thing pinches?

Talli said...

OMG, that is SO gorgeous !

Triz Designs said...

wow that is amazing!!!!

Anna said...

Wow, that is some piece of hardware! It's beautiful, but where would you wear it?

Heather Weaver said...

I love it!!!! I couldn't wear it, but I can appreciate the work that went into it. I made a couple of chainmaille bracelets a while back, and it about made me go blind and get a permanent neck ache. The work is so small and detailed!

Three Fates said...

That is fantastic!!! All that work, it's worth the price.

Elle said...

OMG, what a piece of work. It makes the insides of my eyes hurt, thinking of alllll those jump rings, the opening, the closing, the counting, the measuring. Truly breathtaking.

PurrPrints said...

wow--that's just incredible--but i just cant picture it anywhere but a ren fair or a runway...

never thought i'd put those two places in the same sentence :)

carol said...

It is beautiful but can you wear it to the grocery store?

Kat Sanders said...

It's very cool and I have to give props that it only took a month. As a chainmail designer, it would have taken me at least six months to complete.

As for where to wear:
TO THE CLUB!!!

There is a club where I live for which that would be perfect. I would only wear it with a shirt underneath, but I'm fat so don't want to show off my body. For someone who could actually fit into it, they would put electrical tape of the nipples so they couldn't get in trouble and then just wear the shirt!

You can see some of the chainmail I've made at Creative Pride Jewels.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Oooh... I totally want that. But yeah, where to wear it is the question (not to mention the cost. Eep!)