Paola Vilas has been a longtime love of mine! She’s a Brazilian born artist who creates wearable sculptures inspired by feminine forms. I adore every last piece
Close up of the Venus Bracelet so you can appreciate the details.
She also creates rings, earrings and necklaces but I’ve got a soft spot for the bracelets!
I feel like you never see art deco anymore which is just such a shame... look at this Cartier & Concord platinum and diamond watch. Look at how intricate and delicate the pieces are... the size of the clock face.
I love the look of these bone bracelets from small snake spines. You can sometimes find intricately carved bracelets from cow horns as well. They're beautiful, but I'd never get one. I think one paired with an otherwise traditional-glam outfit would be stunning.
I’m not much for wearing jewelry - I don’t find it terribly practical in my daily life (currently wearing a simple silver necklace with a Joan of Arc quote from my mom, a moonstone bracelet, my Fitbit (I love my band for it, simple metal magnet closure and looks very sleek) and two rainbow bracelets, plus plain silver hoop earrings x7), but I’m actually kind of obsessed with this octopus bracelet that one of my friends send me the link to:
I love all things octopus and it’s just kind of fun. I’d never wear it, but damnit I kind of want it anyway.
Blades are so elegant to me; I have a friend who collects all sorts of fancy weapons and I wish I could wear them as accessories without freaking people out! I’m not a huge jewelry person myself —I’ll admire it as artwork all day but I never feel comfortable wearing it— but I’ve been searching for good sword earrings. There’s several out there but they all look like they were made by Hot Topic. I want something like this but made of sterling silver and more finely crafted. It seems like swords are an obvious choice for earrings yet I can’t find any nice ones.
I have to add in one of my favorite brands–– Mignon Faget. It's located in New Orleans, & though I'm not very fond of their pieces in the shapes of crawfish, pelicans, tigers, etc., I adore some of their others that are based on the city's architecture. In fact, I recently received these as a birthday gift, & it's such a gorgeous accent piece when a simpler outfit is in need of one.