BloodMilk has on offer the Poet’s Heart locket and Amour Fou ring.
“‘who shall measure the heat and violence of the poet’s heart when tangled in the body of a woman?’—virginia woolf.
an antique french reliquary locket has been cast immortal in bronze, given a brilliant high polish and plated with luminous rose gold paired with a sterling our lady of the 7 sorrows connector and an addition of contrasting dark sterling bar link chain that mimics rosary beads, this necklace is a personal statement of my obsession with the image of the sacred heart.
this symbol is often shown over the hearts of religious icons to show the fever and pureness of spirit. to me, it’s an oddness, to show the heart worn over the body, exposed, aflame, fragile. with this necklace, i’m not suggesting something pertaining to a specific religion but rather something spiritual, felt within and yet worn on the outside.
due to the locket compartment of this piece, it also holds the possibility of holding a special secret, something small such as a piece of a letter, a lock of hair, a dried rose thorn, making this piece personally customizable for the meaningful object of your choice, whether it be something romantic or used for mourning jewelry.
the locket measures 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, on a 28 inch long chain.
please allow 3-4 weeks for your locket to be created as each piece is handmade just for you!” [via]
“l’amour fou is surrealist term coined in the 1920’s by surrealist godfather andre breton in his book of the same title.
l’amour fou is mad love or insane passion, the love that is both exhilarating and dangerous. it is inspiring and deadly.
i’ve taken this term and appropriated it’s meaning into an large and stunning sterling cocktail ring, assembled from cast antique and vintage parts, in the sprit of surrealism and ‘objective chance’ in which seemingly unrelated objects are joined together in marvelous ways to create something new that is secretly connected.
here i’ve taken one half an antique french relic locket and ‘pierced’ it with two vintage swords. i’ve also mixed catholic symbols with that of the tarot, as seen in the 8 of swords necklace using similar components. i’m also interested in how this piece forms something akin to a coat of arms or shield… another way of revealing one’s self or defending one’s self, a bit of psychic armor to guard your heart from trespass.
this ring is labeled a ‘cocktail’ ring because it is large and a bit impractical and attractively absurd. if you’re a daring darling, this ring is meant for you. however, i should note that it is a bit sharp in places and is quite large on the hand.
the ring measures 2 and 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches long with a thin band, all cast immortal in sterling silver and oxidized to achieve my gloomy shade of gray/black.
this is handmade to order just for you ! please allow 3-4 weeks for creation and shipment.” [via]