Not so long ago I received am email from the lovely Charlotte Burkhart to see if I would like some of her jewellery to style in a post on my blog. After having a look on her Etsy shop I immediately said yes and chose the Essence of two necklace which contains a human wisdom tooth and human hair and the Conjoined teeth ring which contains two human teeth.
Wearing the jewellery has definitely attracted a lot of attention and I was asked about them several times during a recent shopping trip. Much to my surprise about 40% of people found the idea of me wearing human teeth and hair weird and my wearing them caused quite amusing looks on some people’s faces I have to say. I also found it quite funny that one of the people disturbed by it was actually wearing human hair extensions on their head! I however love the jewellery to bits but then I have always been quite open minded about most things and love owning things that cause a bit of drama and that can spark conversation and debate!
If you do have doubts I think you will reconsider once you read what Charlotte has to say about her materials ‘Since Getting my wisdom teeth removed I have been fascinated (some would say obsessed) with collecting teeth and turning them into jewelry. I believe teeth are more precious than diamonds, and certainly harder to come across. At first you may feel squeamish about them, but you may come to love their incredible beauty, and the sad reality that they are no longer needed. Wearing them on the body is then the ultimate form of recycling. Other materials I am inspired by and love to work with include Human hair (another great form of recycling!!), Silver, Antique Photographs, and Acrylic’
Etsy have also recently done a feature on Charlotte's work and have put an interveiw up with her here
Charlotte is also offering 25% off all items in her store with the code BLOGGER25