It was a great honor for Jeri to create this custom guitar strap for a designer and artist that she greatly admires.
This custom guitar strap belongs to Shin Doi of Shinydoll fame. Shin is the creator, designer, and sculptor of the Asian Ball Jointed Doll company that creates the worlds most poseable and amazing "bjd's".
We started with a piece of belt leather that was treated for softness, then dyed and airbrush painted yellow. We beveled the edges of the one piece strap, then, she created copies of Shin's sculpts in leather.
We hand-cut each body part, showing the ball joints and adhering as closely as possible to the look and proportion of Shin's "girls".
Each girl was then airbrushed and shaded with pastels. The eyes are kidskin underlays, and the girls were given 3-dimensional bodies, as much as can be done on a guitar strap! Every part of the strap is leather, including the painstakingly cut hair. The girls were glued down and stitched to the strap along with Shin's logo.
Click on the photos below for close-ups of each girl!