I received a beautiful necklace from Cindy Leper all the way from Italy just last week. I couldn’t contain my happiness because it’s just SO splendid!! But before anything else, let us get to know more about the brand, shall we?
CINDY LEPER is an independent jewelry brand focused on handmade one-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces. My aim is to conjugate the italian artisanal tradition of my family and a modern dark, edgy aesthethics.
Simple and clean geometries, black and white, dark fine wood essences, unusual industrial and organic materials (both upcycled and ethically sourced) are the main components of my work.
Inspiration and research for product making includes: ethnography, dark fashion, architecture, cultural studies, folk studies, underground culture.
I’ve studied Anthropology and I’m fascinated by symbolic and ritual meanings of adornment. I like playing with the opposites and sincretism: primitive/contemporary, natural/artificial, folk/pop.
All materials are ethically sourced and must reach top quality standards to be used and transformed. All the wood I use is reclaimed or comes from FSC sustainable market. All bones are found in the woods or at least bought from a trusted source, and professionally cleaned.
This is my actual job and I put every effort in it, with love and passion for details. My previous experience in independent underground music publishing and graphic design taught me to think every product as a whole: idea, research, design, quality, fine materials and packaging are equally essential to me.
What you get is a contemporary amulet, made with care and love.
I’m always happy to receive wearable works of art from independent makers because there is a sense of security that it’s unique in the whole wide world. And wouldn’t we want something exclusive only to us once in a while?
The packaging is superb in all aspects, it came in an origami folded black paper and inside is wrapped in genuine leather. I kept the leather because it would be a waste to throw it away~ I enjoy the dark fantasy atmosphere it yields to the wearer.
Full Moon from Opposites Collection
"But it is called "Opposites" for one more reason: the whole collection plays with the Opposites as a concept. Duality, ambivalence, the two sides of the same coin, call it as you want, is one of the most important and, for me, fascinating aspects of life."
It has magnet closure so I don't need to fuss over closing them when I'm in a hurry. The hold is pretty strong too and wouldn't come off unless it's yanked off your neck by force or if you remove them intentionally.
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