by Piera Tocci in New Design on Thursday 27 September 2012

Heidi Gardner is a lesson in not judging a book by its cover. One would never guess that this beautiful, petite, blonde woman is the brains and the brawn behind the jewelry line Creature Couture, a line of intricate pieces that revel in all that is cadeverous and eerie. Gardner has been able to translate her penchant for skulls, whether they be human or animal, and other parts of the skeleton into hauntingly beautiful pieces. Want one of your own? You can fill out a simple form on her website and Gardner herself will design a “creature” based off of your answers. Her pieces have been featured in magazines globally and have been bringing beauty to people’s dark sides, including Madonna’s, since 2011.