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CELIA ROSE LIBERACE 








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THE SELKIE CORSET

*NOT AVAILABLE*

SEW-TO-ORDER 

The Selkie Corset is a contemporary reiteration of the early Edwardian corset. These corsets are made with a cream linen exterior and a fine cotton lining. They are boned using Rigilene (currently making the transition to reed boning) and are flossed alongside the bottom edge using embroidery thread. *Note, your customized corset will be made using a silver metal busk to enclose the front, rather than a series of hook and eyes shown in the photos. Images of the busk can be seen here.











SELKIE LACED CUFF

*NOT AVAILABLE*

SEW-TO-ORDER

The Selkie Laced Cuff is sewn using two layers of fine cream-colored linen. They feature hand-sewn historic eyelets and are finished at the bottom with hand-woven Armenian lace trim. Repurposed glass beads are strung throughout the trim.




THE AWEN NECKLACE; EARTH, SEA, SKY

$35

10 IN STOCK

The Awen Necklace draws inspiration from the Celtic iteration of the Awen symbol, which features three emanating rays of light, each line a signature of Earth, Sea, and Air. These rays are also commonly interpreted as symbolizing the three divisions of the soul: mind, body, and spirit, or the underworld, middle world, and upperworld. The pendant features a copper circular base wrapped with silver wire and three wrapped dangling pendants. Hand-cut pieces of scrap metal are attached to the very center of the pendant.




SELKIE EARRINGS

$32

10 IN STOCK

The Selkie Earrings reference the often non-linear, interwoven geometric designs of ancient Celtic knotwork. These earrings feature shaped and hammered silver attached to sterling silver posts. The pendant is completed with a glass bead fastened in the very center and a dangling freshwater pearl.






SELKIE NECKLACE

$25

10 IN STOCK

The Selkie Necklace references the often non-linear, interwoven geometric designs of ancient Celtic knotwork. The pendant features shaped and hammered silver and is strung upon a cotton cloth cord. A small, irridescent bead is strung through silver wire, which is wrapped around the top portion of the pendant. The piece is completed with a glass bead fastened in the very center and a dangling freshwater pearl.







NELLIE EARRINGS BY AVA

$20

10 IN STOCK

“The Nellie Earrings feature scrap fabric hung underneath a sterling silver, hypoallergenic clasp. With its blooming hues and petal-like finish, the fabric is folded in half and slightly unravelled at the edges. A Marsh Cinquefoil flower is embroidered onto the cloth and tapers down into a tightly wound ball of thread. The visual weight of the ball is balanced with a wooden bead fastened at the very top. The balance of metal, fabric, and bone folds itself into a lightweight statement piece.”