Ten Cloudy

fashion and accessories

About

Natasha Kerimova is a London-based leather artist, designer and craftsperson. She designs and makes artistic leather jewellery and fashion accessories under Ten Cloudy brand.

Before focusing on leather jewellery, Natasha designed and made luxury leather bags. This professional background is reflected in her signature design style of combining layered textures and inclination toward geometrical structures.

Sustainability is an integral part of the maker's practice. She has discovered a creative way to use leather offcuts remaining from her production. She converts leather offcuts into colourful abstract 3D objects resembling precious stones. Layered and combined, these "jewels" have become "True gems" in leather jewellery collection.

The brand's name is a tribute to England, a playful reference to "10° Cloudy", stereotypical average weather in England.

Natasha regularly runs leathercraft workshops in her studio, raising awareness about the importance of handcrafting.

“"I'm very fond of textiles, especially leather, various textures, simple geometric shapes, suprematism, the Avant - Gardes, and a creative mix of colours."”

Ten Cloudy

Process

My work involves combining artisan leathercraft skills using hand tools and manufacturing using industrial German or Italian machines. The choice depends on the project and the creative idea! In some instances, elaborate handmade saddle stitches are required to accentuate the design. In other cases, such visual enhancements are not needed. My bags are produced in very small batches. Each batch takes several weeks to manufacture, and only then the bags are ready to be shipped to you.

My costume jewellery items are made mainly using various materials from my bags production waste. For example, you can see leather offcuts, leather boards (reinforcement material for bags), and textiles in the visual design of this jewellery collection. The use of such materials is my contribution to sustainability and waste reduction initiatives.