TONY PARKER (L), WITH HUSBAND ROB
Locally handcrafted custom jewelry and fetish items.
BY VICTOR MELAMED
Palm Springs resident Tony Parker has created “Chain Male” (chain-male.com) a site that offers unique, one of a kind, handcrafted custom jewelry and fetish items.
Parker, who has been working in the travel industry for the past twenty years, came up with the idea while shopping at a leather store.
“My husband and I found a very interesting jockstrap made of stainless steel rings. Unfortunately it didn’t fit, so I googled it…” he reveals. “What I found really intrigued me and I got the wild idea of trying to design and make my own jewelry and fetish wear. I am a very creative person and I’m always looking for new ideas, things that excite me and hold my attention.”
“The jockstrap that we found was made from chain maille—typically armor or jewelry made by connecting metal rings to one another,” explain Parker.
“So I dug in and learned chain maille and created Chain Male (chain-male.com), designing jewelry and fetish wear for gay men. Interestingly enough, many of my customers are women buying things for their straight boyfriends or husbands.”
“I’ve always been a bit shy,” reveals Parker, “but Chain Male has opened some doors for me. My husband and I have been to some really fun leather, bear and other events where we have met and become friends with many amazing people and we look forward to meeting more.”
For more info visit: chain-male.com.