Christmas Suggestion For Difficult People: Bullet Jewelry

Can we all get together and agree, as a society, that Christmas shopping isn’t the most pleasurable? Like, what do you get someone who already has everything, or someone who has various interests and styles?

Today’s Christmas Suggestion For Difficult People is: bullet jewelry.

It’s weird. It straddles that line between “country person who kills deer” and “girly girl.” You’d think that line would be a mile wide, right? But it’s not.

Even the anti-violence hippie among us might like the irony of a deactivated bullet transformed into a flower.

bullets

1. Owls by Jectz (currently out of stock, but they have a lot of other awesome stuff).

2. Flower pendants by Jenuinely Jeni (on Etsy here), starting at $32

3. With ornate silver around the bullets, by Laura Lynns, $20-30ish

4. “Kiss My Brass” bracelet by BlingItOnBulletDZign, $85

5. “Big Bang” bracelet by RahyaJewelryDesigns, $175

6. Jewelry by Bullet Designs, LLC (this bracelet currently out of stock)

More suggestions to come in future posts! Enjoy!

Fashion by delfina delettrez

Fashion Friday Zoom and Enhance: The Jaw-Dropping Jewelry of Delfina Delettrez

Today’s style award goes to: Italian designer Delfina Delettrez

She makes vibrant, high-end goth/nature jewelry that makes my brain want to fly out of my head and permanently nest in hers.

That’s a totally creepy thing to say, but these creepy pieces:

Fashion by delfina delettrez

This is like being trapped in a Lady GaGa-infused plague of Egypt.

Don’t you expect to see Brendan Fraser whip by, followed by a surge of beetles and mummified corpses?

Jewelry by delfina delettrez

 

^ Look at the detail on that stingray! His big mouth and eyes! He’s super-splendid!

 

Fashion by delfina delettrez

^ Look at the collar necklaces! The spider bracelet (bottom left) opens to reveal pearl eggs and hatching baby spiders. The trellis-ish bracelet (bottom right) contracts to save space, and expands when you want to put it on.

Fashion by delfina delettrez

^ This stuff also reminds me a little of the bayou. It has a sort of old New Orleans spell-casting magic to it.

I hope you enjoyed this feast for the eyes as much as I enjoyed making it, Internet. Wowza.

Fashion Friday: Enter The Bone Zone!

Illustrated Skeleton Girl By Leah Lucci

 

Hi there. This post isn’t about sex, though, of course, the pun is. Other potential titles for this post included:

  • It’s … BONERRIFIC!
  • Ready to get Boned?
  • No Bones About It!
    and
  • I’ve got a Bone to pick with you

I got onto the bone thing because I saw an article on Cracked called “Five People On Etsy Who Are Clearly Serial Killers.”

(That’s an assumption! Some of them might still be working their way up to it!)

A lot of the alleged serial killers worked with real bone — and I wondered: “Is it possible to work with real bone and get lovely results?”

The answer is… sort of. Even the creme de la creme is creepy, though:

Bone-Treasury

The best piece is hands-down this one:

Cow bone necklace from Etsy

I don’t know for sure, but I think $60 might be a steal for this.

I listen to a lot of pop music, the kind that says things like “When we walk in the club, all eyes on us!” I think that this necklace would evoke that degree of response, even for a normal-to-frumpy person like me.

Part of me wants to encourage you to buy this for me so I can wear it out and blog about the experience.

However, I have a lot of asshole friends that would probably act upon this request, so I’m going to refrain.

Instead, I’m going to circumvent the whole thing by writing a post as though it had happened.

A badly photoshopped image of me wearing the bone necklace.
(original photo by Alys Twoburgers)

“Hey guys! Today my face is bleeding because I got punched by a 90-pound vegan girl.

“As pictured above, I was sitting in the bar, sipping a Long Island (totally my first, I swear), when a small but aggressive girl approached me and demanded an explanation for my jewelry choice.

“When I tried to explain that I was wearing the necklace as a Lady-Gaga-like performance art piece, she hit me. I put down my drink and went outside and cried on the sidewalk.

“I am now covered in my own blood. This experiment went poorly.”

Didn’t it feel just like we were there? I think the serial killers will have to sell their Etsy wares to someone else.

Have a good weekend, Internet!

Color Combos, plus Lava! (Like, from volcanoes. In jewelry.)

Steelers fans, rejoice: black and gold is no longer the sole reign of little old ladies from the 1980s. Ever since I tried out my new nail polish, which is a mix of gold-ish color and black, the combo has begun to appeal to me. Plus, since I’m dyeing my hair a preposterous shade of peroxide blonde, this is a perfect combo.

Black and Gold Inspiration

If Etsy were a house, I would move into it.

Here are some favorite black & gold items I love:

1) Teacup & saucer ($55); 2) Striped leggings ($59); 3) Sequined dress ($60); 4) Dress ($38); 5) Beaded necklace ($14.25); 6) Black & gold glitter nail polish ($8.50); 7) Geometric necklace ($39); 8) Black diamond ring ($2,449); 9) Zipper flower headband ($12.99); & 10) Dangle earrings ($22).

I’ve also begun to really love red & silver. 

Red-Grey

Here are a few red/grey items I adore:

1) Secretary dress ($24); 2) Faux pearl necklace ($25); 3) Geometric necklace ($30); 4) Pearl & flower necklace ($24); 5) Pillow case ($17); and 6) A totally crazy statement necklace ($680).

And finally, teal and copper is probably for old dirty hippies, but I’m not sure I care:

Copper-Blue

1) Spruce necklace ($14.50); 2) Chest of drawers ($250); 3) Triangle necklace ($85); 4) Flower earrings ($55); 5) Purse ($250); 6) Satin scarf (~$43); 7)  Peacock earrings ($49); and 8) Turquoise lava necklace (~$60 for one).

I’ve never seen lava used in a necklace! That’s awesome.

I researched the lava-jewelry thing and found some amazing stuff. This sidetrack wasn’t originally going to be in the post, but when I find something cool, I want to share it with everyone: 

Lava-Jewelry

What a cool, spongy texture! 

1) Steampunk necklace (~$12.50); 2) Weight of the Earth ring ($192); 3) Lava in dice necklace ($199); 4) Cuff ($320); 5) Silver & crystal lava necklace ($26); 6) Lava cube & pyrite necklace ($35); 7) Pastel lava necklace ($25); 8) Squares & stone necklace ($); & 9) Lava & crystal pendant ($235).

Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy your weekend!