Leather bracers (also called vambraces) are a great way to add some flair to your costume. As these are entirely handmade from start to finish, please allow for some slight imperfections or variations in the design.
- Sold as a pair. The design is mirrored for symmetry.
- 8-9 oz. veg-tan cow leather.
- Eyelets protect the lacing holes from stretching and skewing.
- Fits most arm sizes due to their lace-up closure.
- Edges are rounded and burnished for comfort.
- Backs and edges are darkened with vinegaroon.
Every execution of a design is a little different. If you'd like, you can have control over these details. For bracers, details include border style and slight variations in the design. You may want your Norse dragon to have pupils, or for the body to be filled with dots instead of cross hatching, etc.
Please keep in mind that this is only for small details--if you need me to alter the pattern or redraw parts of a design, I'll be happy to do so, but I will have to set up a custom listing for you so please send me a message first.
Please note that the color of your piece might vary slightly from the featured swatches due to the variance of both screens and leather. The brighter colors (green, purple, and blue) have greater variation than the browns and black.
Why does blue cost more? All of my stains are a one-step antique process except for blue, which is two steps. For this reason, all custom work that uses my blue stain has an additional charge.
If you want your bracers to really pop, you can pick a secondary color as well, which means that the design and border will be a different color from the base. It is usually painted, allowing for a huge range of colors, including metallics and white. If you want a color not listed, or a specific shade, include that in the custom requests box.
Care and Feeding
My leather pieces are covered in a water-based sealant that is water-RESISTANT but not water-PROOF, so avoid submersion and torrential rain. For added water resistance and suppleness, they've been treated on both sides with mink oil. For cleaning, you can spot clean with a damp cloth, or use a soft-bristled brush and a glycerine cleaner like Oakwood. You may wish to occasionally treat them with another coat of mink oil and/or a waterproofing spray like Gardmore Rain and Stain Repellent. Don't store your pieces in direct sunlight, which can cause brighter dyes like purple, blue, and green to fade. The color of leather develops over time, as it can tan much like human skin does.