CHAINMAILLE FETISH WARE ; QUEER ARMOR
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Affect Metals is a contemporary chainmail line designed and constructed in Los Angeles, CA. Each piece is hand woven, link by link, by Abe Heath, a non-binary queer artist. Ranging from full chain garments, to lingerie, to everyday jewelry, Affect Metals aims to create lush, extravagant, and divine chain-ware.
Metal here is thought of as being a sort of queer armor, something that is both protective and distinct. Each piece is made with the intention to encourage play, empower, and protect the wearer. While this queer armor is truly meant for everyone, Abe’s interest in metalwork stemmed from their desire to make fetish objects designed specifically for the lives and bodies of queer and trans people. However, Affect Metals aims to create contemporary armor for people to protect themselves with in the everyday.
Affect Metals is firmly dedicated to incorporating chainmaille into both fashion and kink. Following this, Affect has been featured in Vogue's First Global Fetish Gear Guide:
“An entirely new look at chain mail as a material is brought to the forefront with Affect Metals. Creating harnesses, lingerie, and utilitarian accessories, the careful craftsmanship behind these pieces are rewarded with one of a kind wearables.”
Affect is also featured in an editorial on Subvrt Magazine. You can see an interview with Abe about the ideology behind on Affect on VoyageLA.
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Please note: Each item is made to order and takes roughly 1-6 weeks to complete, depending on the type of item and the length of the queue. While some orders take more or less time, we are happy to answer any questions or concerns (via email or the contact form below).
Have a deadline? Send us an email with the details of your timeline, and we will discuss whether or not we can accomodate rush shipping.
Each item is handmade to fit your body. When ordering, please note any measurements that may be needed. After you make an order, please include the requested measurements as a note. While we will contact you if you forget this information, it may push you back further in the queue.
Because each item is handmade to your measurements, it is store policy to generally not accept returns. However please email us if you have any issues, questions, or concerns and we are happy to talk out the issue with you!
We offer international shipping! Please note that, upon pickup, you may have to pay any applicable customs fees, duties, tariffs, taxes, etc. These fees are set by your government and are the responsibility of the buyer. For more information, please contact your local customs office or postal service.
All pieces are made with 100% stainless steel, which is hypoallergenic and easy to clean. If you are interested in sterling silver or gold plate, send us an email and we will discuss pricing options.
We take custom orders and requests--please email us to let us know what you are seeking.
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t e s t i m o n i a l
"Every time I wear my Affect Metals harness, I feel sexy and powerful. Not only are the pieces beuatiful and unique, knowing that every link is crafted by a trans artist makes them even more special. Every piece is an investment in yourself your power, and your queerness. So if these are speaking to you, I highly recommend saving up for an Affect Metals item. I can literally guarantee you won't regret it."
- Natalie Robehmed, Los Angeles, CA