About Restrained Grace

Our Small Business
Our owners, Miss Annie & Miss Tara, handcraft all of our leather gear, jewelry, and accessories, most made to order to fit each of our clients. We have a small, but mighty team including Eric on customer service, and Jen and Brutus in the store in San Diego, who not only keep the shop beautiful, but pack and ship our online orders to clients worldwide!

RG is truly a home-based business, Miss Annie works with metals, resin, and our trusty Glowforge in her home in California, two cats and a dog underfoot. Miss Tara creates jewelry and leather gear from her home in Florida, with a toddler underfoot.
Besties & Business Partners

Restrained Grace, Est. 2016

(Friendship, Est. 1997)
Annie & Tara met in seventh grade and ran a successful jewelry & accessories business together for years prior to conceiving of RG. In fact, RG was basically a bastardization of their original brand, which focused on personalized and nerdy jewelry.

Utilizing tools already in their studio and skills already in their repertoire, the pivot to kinky jewelry and eventually leather gear was easy and exciting. Soon they were individually electroplating buckles and padlocks because rose gold hardware didn't exist yet, and our signature black and rose gold leather gear is what went viral and helped Restrained Grace gain traction online.

Our Product Evolves With Us

We're self taught, learn-as-we-go types, and that means we're always developing new ways to improve our products.
For example, before we developed our own nickel-free hardware, the only hardware we could get was made for handbags, not for skin-contact. (yikes!)

Owner, Designer
Miss Annie (She/They)

Miss Annie is queer, agender, autistic, and disabled. A home chef turned kitchen witch, she spends her free time cooking, gardening, and learning to live slow. She lives in San Diego with her swashbuckling mad scientist of a partner, two orange cats, and a tiny, aggressive dog.

Retail Sales
Jen (She/Her)

In her free time you can find her living out her princess dreams spending her days at Disneyland, at a comic convention cosplaying, or being a little tied up (if you get our drift). She brings so much love and enthusiasm to our team, find her in store for any of your educational needs.

Retail Sales
Brutus (He/They)

Transmasc nonbinary artist, costumer, LARPer, and overall neurodivergent nerdy kinky creature. He's happy to talk Trans health and gender affirming gear with any new eggs. 💚🐾💚