Drawing Down The Moon: Witchy Woman
For those that know about my paranormal/occult podcast, Bizarre States (iTunes & Nerdist.com), and my goth/Vampire the Masquerade school days, it should come as no surprise that I am still heavily influenced by the "otherworldly" in fashion/ makeup and jewelry. I've been obsessed with the history of witches and witchcraft since around 6th/7th grade. One of my favorite memories was to ride my bike to the library and peruse through the Time Life: Mysteries of the Unknown collection.
I absolutely LOVE all aspects of the goth/paranormal/occult movement, whether it stems from an admiration of a young Stevie Nicks aesthetic to Lolli-Goth/BabyMetal or to the more, "In your face, b*tch!" club kid/pop/punk goth one finds in brands like KILLSTAR and DollsKill.
One major issue (similar to my issue with "nerdy/geeky" women's fashions) is that I often find a lack of diversity and quality within the products that are being sold. Some shop's offerings are better than others (and I'll be saving my opinions on the who, what and wear of that for a blog post at another time), but I find that the old fashion advice that, "the best way to spruce up an outfit is through it's accessories," holds true.
With that in mind, one is left with the task of what kind of accessories. Currently, there seems to be a, as referenced above," fantastic "Festival Wear" trend that plays off of the Stevie Nick's, "Gypsy" style. And while I, personally, am not a fan of Festival Wear, I can't deny that it's opened the doors for finding cute and affordable crystal jewelry (which can cover your White Witch/Earth Goddess type of gal to a more old school Candle Magick vibe). Just head over to your nearest Urban Outfitters or hit up Bauble Bar for a never-ending supply.
Aside from going the basic, mass-manufactured route, there's always the sterling silver dragons holding orbs while hanging from a leather string and faerie ear-cuff RennFest route which is...meh.
In my quest to find some unique, mystic, well made jewelry with a touch of the macabre, I've stumbled upon Omnia Oddities. The brainchild of Keri Newton and Nathan Allen, Omnia Oddities offers hand-crafted out of South Carolina by various artists. Self-proclaimed, "Jewelry for the Unearthly," Omnia offers rings, earrings and weights, pendants and some limited antiques. Prices range from $150.00 - $300.00 range, pretty much across the board (and gift certificates are available).
Pendants: The Seance.
You can buy via their collections: The Okkultist, The Witch's Hawk, Lunae, Fair/Feral, Skulls and Animals. In addition, you can also shop for rings, or necklaces in particular. The great thing about this jewelry is that it is infinitely more affordable because the jewelry is 3D printed and/or steel (depending on what you choose). Granted, this isn't as high-end as other options out there but they're definitely unique and due to the price (around $20.00, give or take), it's not as much of a punch in the d*ck if you lose them or they wear down.