Wisdom Jewellery and Couture Collars

Hello there!

Summer seems to have finally arrived in New Zealand, so I’m making the most of the sunshine and getting on top of our mounting pile of washing!

While I wait for the next load to finish I’ll get you up to date on what’s been cooking at Cog & Compass!!

I’ve been adding to the Wisdom Jewellery collection with some new necklaces. Spooky yet refined these designs feature hand sculpted molars and bones.

I’ve also been working on a range of collars. These will be part of the upcoming Victorian Guilt collection.

Inspired by the opulence of 18th century fashion, 19th Century couture and tales of the debauchery or downfall of the wealthy (such as The Masque of the Red Death by E.A Poe), these one of a kind choker style collars combine rich silks and brocades with hand sculpted elements, vintage embellishments and beadwork.

The Prospero Collar

Silk collar with vintage lace and pearl embellishment

I’ll leave you to ponder the symbolism of wisdom teeth and read some Edgar A Poe. I’m off to bake some feijoa muffins for the Ever Patient Husband.