It's not often that I publish a blog post consisting solely of pictures.
But I think that these speak for themselves.
(thanks Justin for the tip)
"Crafted through ritualistic means and methods, maker and designer of XENOPHORA, Karissma Yve, personifies her own mystical nature through alchemy and aesthetics.
XENOPHORA is an exploration of jewelry as sacred objects of ritual adornment. These jewels become objects of poetry, as each piece is handcrafted of precious metals made possible by using primitive sculpting and casting techniques (sand and lost-wax casting). Our roughly carved jewels are divinely inspired by nature as we embrace imperfections as perfections and explore the natural occurrence of things.
Each piece of jewelry tells a vivid tale of an indigenous aesthetic inspired by the earth and the cosmos
and just as above becomes below, within becomes without."