Sarah Cathcart: Leather Jewelry, Masks, and More

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Sarah Cathcart hand fashions elaborate and arresting leather masks one at a time, an art that grew out of her experience as a theatrical costume designer. But, she tells host Katie Hacker, “Masks are so niche — or were until 2020,” she adds wryly. “Sort of face jewelry, but not something you’d wear too much.” So she drew upon her favorite medium and “hodgepodge magpie collection of skills” to produce handmade jewelry you’d wear more often, too. Hear what inspires this self-proclaimed “Renaissance Faire nerd” to create her extravagantly hand-tooled and hand-painted leather wear. And find out why she describes leather as a medium somewhere between fabric and metal that can also get a tan.

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