Tuesday, 6 October 2015

scary stuff - new jewellery

Scary stuff has arrived in time for Halloween, so if fancy dress parties fill you with dread -then why not go subtly super scary with some fiendishly good jewellery? New range called Tooth & Claw!

My choice would be the Deaths Head Moth Necklace & Earring set above.  Modelled on the real death’s-head hawkmoth, a real moth found primarily in Europe, which appears to have a human skull on its back.  The Death's head moth has been evoked in art and literature for centuries; with mentions from John Keats in 'Ode to Melancholia' , Bram Stoker's Dracula and of course The Silence of the Lambs.  

But did you know that the skull on the backside of the moth covering Jodie Foster‘s mouth is actually a photo of naked women from 1951, “In Voluptas Mors.” ? 

It was conceived of by Salvador Dali and was shot by Philippe Halsman.

The spooky theme continues with skulls, owls, claws and even an anatomical Human Heart.  All pieces are carefully cast from solid silver with rose gold details and have an eerie attention to detail.

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