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Etsy Recommendation: Dapper and Swag

I just love the variety of Collar Chains at Dapper and Swag.
They also do brooches and tie pins, but those collar chains, there’s just so much loveliness to behold!

We spoke to Kristin, owner of Dapper and Swag about the store and the inspiration behind some of the designs….

The first collar chain I ever made was the antler collar chain. It was a gift for a friend of mine who really loved deer. After I made it, I loved it so much I made one for myself and eventually decided to sell them. I tend to favour animal and nature-inspired themes though a lot of what I make just depends on what supplies are available to me. I like working with metal. I enjoy that the collar chains sort of skirt the line between jewellery and accessories. They’re very gender neutral. It all depends on how you wear them so they’re very adaptable.

Recommendation: The dapper chicks of New York

Dapper Chicks of New York is a project I created to bring a community together. We are uniting to showcase individuality, and style. We are all different chicks, but we do have one common thing that binds us all together. We love fashion. We love men’s fashion.

The project is also to bring awareness to cyber-bullying. A few others have been victims of bullying, whether it may be cyber, emotional or physical. Fairly recently, I was its victim. Sadly, the other party felt like it was a competition and proceeded to attack me along with their friends. It severely affected my life to the point where I felt like giving up on everything. I never thought it was real, until then. Thanks to the support of my family, my close friends, you and my fellow dapper chicks, I am here as confident as ever taking a stand.

We dress up and join forces to make a difference. Help us say NO to cyber-bullying.

Find out more at DCNY.