What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Ancient and Imperfect


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I found this amazing Etsy seller thanks to the bloggers at VargaMor. This is the brutally gorgeous jewelry by TaxilHoax. Inspired by history and the occult, it manages to feel at once ancient and very modern. Lola, the designer, takes inspiration – and sometimes materials – from antique and vintage objects she finds which would not normally be worn. Lola recycles and reuses much of what she finds, and her creations make really strong statements.

“For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods; darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive….” -Leo Taxil

The pieces call to mind fabulous witches like Morgana from the King Arthur legend and Melisandre from “Game of Thrones,” with a little “Blair Witch Project” thrown in for color. Have fun browsing today’s striking, powerful, magical, affordable jewelry!

All images are the property of Lola at TaxilHoax, used with permission.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

19 thoughts on “Ancient and Imperfect

  1. Oh, Donna—these are absolutely MAGICAL!

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  2. Beautiful, creative, unique and wearable! In a sea of Etsy mediocrity and ridiculousness, TalixHoax’s work shines. – Karen

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  3. I am quite a fan of imperfect, rustic stuff. Very nice.

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  4. Thanks, once again, for highlighting some amazing work that I never would have found. (I feel fortunate that your One Beautiful Thing is almost always mine, too!)

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  5. These are great. I really like the rawness of them. They definitely have an archaic quality to them.

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  6. Very nice. I especially love the crescent moon hair stick. And these pieces are reasonably priced!! Hmmmm.

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