Thursday, July 15, 2010
Cortez the Killer
My general fascination with mysticism, folklore, and all things witchy has turned in the past few years to Latin America, especially Mexico.
Mexican silverworkers in the '30s and '40s such as Pedro Castillo (his bracelet above) and Margot de Taxco turned to their country's Pre-Colombian roots as well as the art deco popular around that time and made jewelry of striking, timeless beauty. Nowadays, you can find original pieces on eBay if you're lucky (and relatively small wristed), but you can also find places that make copies of older works as well (and are mega expensive), or cheaper copies on eBay and etsy.
I love the bold jungle-y green stones on this guy! Bracelet is available on etsy.
as is this one...
I don't know when I became such a sucker for a cuff bracelet, or any chunky kind of bracelet really, but it's real, it's happened and can't be denied!