In the cold, dark month of February, St. Valentines Day can either be a) a wonderful time to celebrate your love and lavish your honey-bunny-smoochy-poos with gifts and attention, or b) an excellent excuse to bitterly curse this cold-hearted, cynical world and wallow in misanthropy. Either way (guess for yourself which side I lean to!) I thought it was an excellent opportunity to list some more items from my Blood, Ice and Carbon collection, and you can see (and buy) all the new stuff right now through my Etsy shop. The collection includes a number of Valentines/Anti-Valentines themes: hearts, blood and subverted medical and religious imagery feature heavily, as does the theme of nature and organic life juxtaposed with hard-edged industrial styling. And of course, the whole collection is based on a strict colour scheme of black, white and red.
I’m particularly pleased to be able to list my Carbon Heart Choker. One of my most popular designs to date, it is a daintier version of the Terahearts Choker, featuring pictures of anatomical hearts and the sacred heart of Jesus amongst ECG traces and electron micrographs of blood cells and capillaries.
In addition, I was delighted when my Frozen Heart Choker and my Critical Condition Choker were featured in two awesome Anti-Valentines treasuries on Etsy: “I love to hate you” by Sarah, and “Anti-Valentine….” by paleorama, both on the theme of dark, twisted love/hate and heartbreak. I’m genuinely flattered! 🙂
With all this “love” in the air, I’ve decided to share some of it with any customers who want to treat their darling, or themselves, to one of my necklaces this Valentines Day. From now until the 14th February, I will dispatch all orders the next working day (I usually only ship on Mondays) by Special Next Day Delivery (for UK deliveries) or International Signed For Delivery (for international deliveries), at no extra cost – normal shipping fees apply. So if, like me, you are a fan of leaving things to the last minute, you can order as late as Sunday (if you’re in the UK) and you should receive your delivery by Tuesday 14th (note, this is subject to nothing going wrong with the Royal Mail, which I cannot guarantee!).
Hope everyone enjoys celebrating or ignoring Valentines Day!