However, when I come across a designer who creates something truly spectacular, something that makes my hair stand on end and my bank balance cry...I know they're doing it right!
So imagine the look of awe on my face as I stumbled across this sterling silver bat skeleton necklace from Miyu Decay...
The piece itself is a true labour of love as you notice the attention to detail and craftsmanship that obviously went into creating such an impressive necklace.
I love the way It sits on the wearer...It looks predatory and vulnerable all at the same time. I was also surprised at how frail a bat looks underneath those wings, despite being the object of so much fear through the centuries.
It would take a lot of guts to wear this...It isn't something that could easily be worked into the everyday wardrobe...Though I'd love to see it used in an editorial somewhere!
Anyway, here is the necklace in all its glory...You can buy it directly from the Miyu Decay etsy page!