|photo by Nina Leen|
I really needed some garters for all those thigh highs I made when I cut off the legs of my too small tights. I thought they would just stay up with some elastic stitched together kinda like a rubber band, but no way. I was walking around with baggy socks, man. I didn't want to break my no-buying streak of 4 months for something as dumb as garters! Yet I could not think of any other way to hold up stockings.
Garter Barter was put in motion. I traded an amber necklace I picked up on a trip to Egypt for...wait for it...mattress garters. yeah. Check out my garter apparatus and the stash from whence my necklace came.