Bloodmilk is one of many jewelry lines I found + instantly fell in love with at catbird. Designer + self-proclaimed "one lady side show" j.l. schnabel has mastered a gorgeously goth aesthetic that's so difficult to achieve without bordering on gaudy and/or terrifying. The line is based out of philly, where schnabel not only crafts each piece by-hand and to-order, but she also does the writing, photographing, boxing + shipping of each piece in order to preserve the intimacy and indie-feel of her business. She's into the idea that jewelry can provide a sort of protection against the violence of the world, which is definitely evident in her work.
With all the amazing options, you will find a piece that speaks to you - whether you don these designs as a kind of spiritual talisman or just love their bad-ass look. As usual, I've found way more than one that I'd love to get my claws on. Take a look:
[all photos chosen from bloodmilk's etsy page]
I am always trying to incorporate a little something a bit dark + dramatic into my look, which (of course) I try to do with unique add-ons or accessories. Bloodmilk does just that, with the perfect combination of bold and beautiful. Which piece is your fav? xx