Monthly Archives: May 2015

∴ ◊ ∴ THË CØSMÎC BØX ∴ ◊ ∴

May 28, 2015

◊ We love Wild Honey Apothecary, so it was no question we would love The Cosmic Box. Our friends over at Wild Honey decided to make a box of chosen goodies for customers to receive each month. The surprise mix is made up of 4-6 trial size/full size goods curated for the free spirited and eco-consious. You will find everything from toxin free skin care, organic/gmo free artisan edibles, unique home goods, gems and more. ◊

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I love the New Moon spray! I use the spray on my linens before bed for a refreshing and relaxing experience.  

IMG_0294Indigo Magic Face Mask Powder (with organic blueberries and energetically charged with kyanite crystal) by Wild Honey Apothecary

I chose to add yogurt to my face mask which enhanced the calming effects, I let sit for about 10 minutes then rinsed. My face felt hydrated and refreshed, which was needed after a long holiday weekend! IMG_0304

Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder (dry shampoo, for days of unwash) by Lulu Organics          Gem of the month: Pink Quartz Seeker Stone (for meditation and intuition)

My hair is typically on the oilier end but this hair powder worked its magic and dried my roots. The beautiful lavendar smell concealed any possible odor of unwashed hair.

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We also got these rad little hand hammered lotus petal earrings in our box! by Bright Star and Buffalo

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» ◊ H Ü NG on HMØNG ◊ «

May 26, 2015

Souls and ghouls, sprites and spooks- we love ourselves the ancient folklore that ties us to our supernatural roots.  When it comes to glowing tales of silver and spirits, the Hmong do it best.  Ancestrally understood as the hill tribe ‘Miao’, the Hmong traditions drift mostly through Thailand, Laos, Burma, and Vietnam.  Notorious for their strong will and soft souls, the Hmong have a rich heart of tradition that radiates in their jewelry- and we really dig it.

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The Hmong are worshippers of the spirit, or ‘animists’, believing that every animate and inanimate object has a soul, spirit, or phi.  Silver plays a vital role in warding off negative spirits, keeping souls at peace, and directing those positive vibes to the places that need it.  The Hmong etch beautiful stories of culture and tradition by carving intricate motifs of good fortune or protection into their adornments.  Check out a few of our favorite Hmong pieces and the auras behind their designs.

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Our Healing Spirit Hill tribe necklace:

IMG_3481_1024x1024Handmade by the Hmong dwelling north of the Laos border in China, the metal tassel detail invites spirits meant to bring good health and well-being with their chime-like sounds.  Etched within the silver is a motif of an elephant, trunk raised, indicating good luck and fortune.

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Hmong forest warrior cuff:
IMG_2725_1024x1024The feather design represents protection in the forest, and is commonly adorned during ceremonies and festivals.

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Our Fisherman’s Kiss cuff:

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The fish is a powerful symbol of good fortune to the Hmong people.  This bracelet is worn during ceremonies and festivals to promote good luck and a successful season of fishing.

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Our Fire of Peace Cuff, Dragon Warrior Arm Cuff, & Dragon’s Fire Silver Cuff:

IMG_3576_largeDragons are a potent symbol of fortune, good luck, and strength.  Etchings and embellishments of dragon faces are meant to scare off negative spirits.

IMG_2269_3b3f619c-870e-4ffc-97db-ca6697d9748a_large Spikes, resembling the skin of a dragon, are also meant ward off evil, keeping the bearer of this bracelet and her family safe from harm.  While the shamanic spirit element is 100% Hmong, the dragon design is an influence from Imperial China, who invaded Hmong lands during the Qing dynasty.pro_1_large

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The folklore behind these ornaments are beautifully captivating.  Their use of silver continues to dazzle no matter the antiquity, and we just can’t get enough!

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May 22, 2015

♦ Currently obsessing over Luiny’s flawed leather choker, one of our favorite pieces to throw on for festivals or a night out! We had the pleasure of chatting with New York based jewelry designer Luiny Rivera for a little Q&A about her rad company! ♦
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How did you get into the business of jewelry design?

I was going to school for the wrong career and was depressed and bored… so I needed something to express myself and my talents and make money off of it.

Do you have a creative ritual when starting to brainstorm a new collection?

I have books that I sit and look at and the inspiration organically flows from there… sometimes I don’t even sketch, I just start working with the wax and I can go for hours.  I love wax carving.

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Are there any jewelry designers that you look up to or are inspired by?

Not really…  I admire other designers but I get my inspiration from tribal art.

What are some of your favorite key pieces from your Summer collection?

Really, all of them! But if I have to chose: the leather wrap necklace, the rugged leather choker, the ear cuffs and the rombo ring.

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Definitely a cat!

Can’t leave the house without which item of jewelry?

Ironically, I don’t wear that many accessories, but lately when I do, I want to wear everything: I like to fill my ears and wear stacks of rings.

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◊ DËSËRT RØMÂNCË ◊

May 7, 2015

Δ Rad photographer Jordan Voth and singer/ babe Quigley stunned us in this awesome       collab with our favorite For Love & Lemons. We love our gems paired with just about        anything love and lemons, this model and photographer duo did an amazing job                         showcasing that! ∇ For Love & Lemons x Child of Wild

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>> Red Moon Zuni Ring <<

>> Cloud Of Spirits Native American Ring <<

>> Chanda Moon Nose Ring <<

 >> Hmong Dragons View Bangle  <<

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>> Aponi Native American Turquoise Ring <<

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>> Chanda Moon Nose Ring <<

>> Native American Roped Turquoise Earrings <<