Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

I have been an avid follower of Alicia Hannah Naomi since a friend led me to the discovery of her blog many years ago. When she started making her own jewellery I loved her design and aesthetics, and was an instant fan. I applaud her efforts on this new collection, and have my eye on the Awl Ring my favourite piece. I urge you to check out her amazing work.

In response to corporeal relationships and visceral sensuality, the 2015 collection features raw textures with a primal tactility. The desire for human contact is communicated through sculpted surface treatments and undulation that culminates in sharp detail. Interlocking elements delineate our common need for intimacy, while the shadowy blackening of the precious metals amplify the brutality associated with lust. Manufactured in Melbourne from sterling silver, precious gems and volcanic rock; the works allegorise the carnal connection of lovers.

Have a look at the hauntingly beautiful images from Alicia Hannah Naomi’s 2015 collection:

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Photography: STEPHANIE CAMMARANO

Hair & Makeup: HOLLY-ROSE BUTLER

Model: TONEYA @ SCENE

Art Direction: ALICIA HANNAH NAOMI

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A Timeline of Inspiration

I am not and will never be one of those serial ‘Likers’ on Instagram, I use and refer back to the ‘Posts You’ve Liked’ regularly to see whats currently inspiring me, it’s like my mini Pinterest of sorts. It’s also a subtle reminder to save up my pennies to buy all these amazing things by all the outstanding artists, jewellers, tattoo artists, designers I follow and then there are just personal memories scattered in there too. This is about 6 months worth of my favourite things, it’s clear to see what influences me from these beautiful images.

Are your ‘Likes’ as carefully thought out as mine? Or is this some sort of weird personal trait? Probably.

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Practicality

I discovered this via NotCot and thought it was a beautiful concept by London based jewellery designer Tithi Kutchamuch. Part of her Secret Friend collection, and inspired by the death of her dog, Tithi has designed a range of jewellery with animal-shaped bases to keep them on, how very practical! I have included my favourite images of her work, taken by photographer Petr Krejci. Simple and beautiful I really like everything about these pieces. I have always found it annoying to store my jewellery in an appealing way, and this works perfectly. How do you feel about these striking images?

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Moonstone

I’ve never really been into stones but recently I’ve found myself really interested in them, by best friend has always collected and worn stone jewellery so maybe she’s finally rubbing off on me. I’m fascinated by the array of beautiful colours you can find in natural stones, most of which I had no idea existed.

Following my recent discovered love for natural stones, I was very excited to see one of my favourite jewellers, BloodMilk release a collection featuring moonstone. Each piece has a beautiful little story surrounding it which makes for a fascinating read. Check out her Etsy shop full of amazing creations.

The second I can spare some money I will be treating myself to the Belonging To The Underworld ring, I think I will request to have it in a highly polished finish, so it sits better with the rest of my jewellery collection.

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Belonging To The Darkness £137

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Belonging To The Underworld £110

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Hecate’s Diadem Necklace £137

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Hecate Ring £137

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Nyx Necklace £198

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The High Priestess Necklace £178

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Mini Nyx Necklace £150

Which of these beauties would you choose?

Natural Talent

Do you dare to die? The sense of death is most in apprehension, and the poor beetle we tread upon feels a pang as great as when a giant dies. – William Shakespeare

I’m not one for quotes but thought that had some relevance to this post featuring the very talented jewellery designer, Rachel Boston. I discovered Rachel on In Detail, a brilliant website dedicated to Style in Jewellery which I highly recommend if you want to make some new discoveries.

I adore this lookbook and love how versatile the jewellery is for both men and women. Simple and beautiful designs, I’m particularly fond of the Tiny Stag Ring in silver, I find I can’t wear large rings because I have short fingers so this would be perfect. I will add it to my forever growing wishlist. Enjoy the images, they are linked back to her website so you can enjoy her designs. Prices vary depending on choice of Gold or Silver.

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Scorpian Sting Pendant £340

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Scorpian Stings Bracelet £400 and Medium Stag Ring £150

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Tiny Stag Studs £91 and Insect Legs Ring Citrine £204

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Insect Leg Hoop Necklace £187.50 and Large Insect Legs Earrings £300

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Large Stag Necklace £408

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Mandible Earrings £168 and Large Stag Necklace £288

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Scorpian Sting Necklace £360, Tiny Stag Ring £60 and Scorpian Sting Bracelet £400

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Atlas Beetle Ring (Gold) £320 and Mandible Knuckle Duster Ring £137.50

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Tiny Stag Ring £60

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“Likes” Collection

I love looking at what I’ve “liked” on Instagram, it’s like my own mini collection of inspirational images that I’ve been very particular about choosing as a “Photo You’ve Liked”. Mine’s a beautiful mixture of friends, family, fashion, artists and anything cute. What does yours say about you?

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All Creatures Great and Small

I recently discovered imm-living whilst looking for ring/jewellery holders having just obtained my engagement ring I feel the need for safe yet fun storage. There’s an array of porcelain creature skulls in bell jars which are my favourite, slighly creepy faceless animal containers with a mirror where there face would have been, a collection of hunted animal trays useful for loose change and what not and a bunch of various fun trinket dishes and jars. I found the best place to buy them online is Pure Home, go check it out. Here are a bunch of my favourites, what do you think?

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Triceratops Skull Jewellery Holder $65.50

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Unicorn Skull Jewellery Holder $65.50

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Royal Tine Deer Antlers Jewellery Holder $45

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Royal Tyne Antelope Antlers Jewellery Holder $45

Jackalope Watusi Peach Jewellery Holder $52

Jackalope Watusi Peach Jewellery Holder $52

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Hunter’s Den Bear Trinket Dish £34.50

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Rabbit Mirror Container $70.50