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Sunday, 12 February 2012
Love and Death
I get days like this
Valentine's Day is approaching and since I have no bloke in my life, I'm not celebrating, to be honest I never bothered when there was someone in my life. But my little Fern had other ideas, just because I had no man it didn't
mean we shouldn't celebrate, we could celebrate all our family and friends that we love, even the one's in heaven.
Which in a way is really what Valentine's should be about. She's wise beyond her years. So with a warm fuzzy feeling
I made these for her.
These were inspired by susiqu'sthreadworks.blogspot.com, she also has an amazing etsy shop.
Also another source of inspiration is Alteredalchemy , check out her incredible blog and etsy shop
I love how she creates these incredible journals and jewellery too.
The Victorians were very big on love tokens and here's an incredible ring from that period, the design is so fresh you'd never believe it was this old.
For a modern take look no further than Tribalis with her stunning ring
Which brings me to the death stuff and in particular Whitby jet which I obsess about, I love it, gothic grandeur at it's finest.
This is a classic piece of memento mori jewellery, love the black and gold colour
And finally the surreal and breath taking work of Jessica Joslin, who combines animal skulls and bones with mechanical parts to create sculptures that are part side show freakery and skilled artisan work of the highest order.
Happy Valentine's Day and celebrate all who love you in your life.