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.
Julie Thevenot makes jewelery I want to wear all Brooklyn summer. I especially love the Small Exile Necklace. Imagine how good it would look with just a white tanktop, a pair of washed out cut-offs, and a pair or jerusalem sandals? Like you would blend in and stand out at the same time. Thevenot also loves cactuses and lives with a cat she found under the Williamsburg bridge named Mouche. Cause she’s French, you know.
If I had to sum up Nina Savill’s work in a phrase, it would be ‘go big or go home’. These jewels don’t whisper, they shout. You can feel the hammer strike in every piece. It’s the stuff of a fiercely fashionable super hero. Savill works in fine silver and 14K gold, and each piece is individually hand-crafted in her studio in Los Angeles. Her Artifacts collection utilizes organic and reclaimed materials to create a one-of-a-kind work of wearable art.
North Wales based jeweller and silversmith Wendy Leah Dawson’s work bridges the worlds of jewellery and mechanics beautifully, marrying scientific investigation and body adornment, providing the wearer the chance to explore their curiosities, the world around them, and, indeed, themselves.