MARY B HETZ Rare Chic Sassy Hand Beaded Piscine Fish Leather Belt Vintage 1980s

Rare, vintage vogue with copious amounts of fabulous frivolity added for good measure, this fierce fashion accessory is the perfect avant-garde style companion for those seeking to punctuate their presence with a statement of grand proportion. Our Mary B. Hetz belt is a stunning, handcrafted, hand-beaded piece that is comprised of hundreds of rows of meticulous, individually beaded segments attached to a black leather canvas assuming the form of waist adornment. A visually captivating piscine fashion masterpiece that is sure to have you navigating rough fashion waters, awash in stylistic refuse, with absolute ease.

Designer: Mary B. Hetz.

Period: 1980s.

Origin: California, U.S.A.

Hallmark: Signed 'Mary B. Hetz' and '©1984.'

Condition: Excellent.

Dimensions: 2 3/4" height x 36 1/2" length; four holes through which to fasten the belt making it adjustable from between 30" to 33".

Please Note: Images are enlarged to show detail. Actual dimensions are listed above. If paying via PayPal, this item will only ship to the confirmed, buyer/seller protection eligible address (i.e., we can only ship to the confirmed address under which payment has been made).

Excerpted from an article written by Nancy Schlesinger for the LA Times online edition featuring an interview with Mary Hetz: "It was the intricacy and beautiful colors of the beads that attracted me from the beginning. They're like tiny, sparkling jewels." Among her most striking (and pricey) designs are the hand-beaded belts that have come to be her trademark--fully beaded belts in the shapes and colors of snakes, parrots, house cats and Dalmatians (...) all of which are popular with the celebrity-socialite set. The hand-beaded animal belts retail for between $500 and $700.

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Item ID: 996440


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Black/Beige/Red/, Size: 36 1/2"

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$169 USD SOLD

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