It's no secret that I have a penchant for dramatic striking style. If I am going to be blonde I will be as blonde as can be. If I am going to cook I will make something full of interesting punches of flavour. I don't go for subtle and I don't do things by halves. I think that is why I absolutely adore Blood Milk Jewels. Statement jewellery combining the surreal and sometimes morbid with the beauty of gemstones and cast metals.
As you can see from my background image I love the traditional old image of a ladies hand cuffed with lace so the ring, bracelet and my most favourite of all rose gold necklace grabbed my attention first. Cast from beautiful Victorian era hand stampings and given new life in both dulled and polished metals they would complete any outfit.
Claws are another of nature's most striking images and the polished gold and crystal shards of the above ring and brooch turn them into strong but feminine accents.
Don't you find seahorses are a little ghostly, clinging on and hiding within swathes of seaweed watching the underwater world go by? The spyglass base to this necklace brings that distorted water world above ground and into your outfit, framed by two wonderfully patina'd seahorse forms.
I have always loved ladies who wear a myriad of rings on their fingers, although sadly I never think the look suits me. Perhaps if I ever get my wish and am in a position to get my hands tattooed I will be able to pull it off. The first ring above would make a perfect engagement ring to seal a gothic romance, and the second reminds me of a baroque palace's mouldings.
Gravestones and funerary plaques have always held an odd fascination for me too, and this gorgeous big statement ring is based on an image that was often attached to bunches of flowers over children's graves. I think it could hold many meanings to its wearer though.
You can purchase Blood Milk jewellery from thier Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/shop/BloodMilk or follow the owners blog at www.jlschnabel.com. All the photos above are borrowed from the Etsy listings.