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Harem Royal

The Harem Royal collection is completely hand-crafted from a mixture of metals. Mostly cooper with a palette of finishes, from the finest 24 karat gold plate to various forms of cupric patina and features some delicate yet fierce pieces.  

The collection is currently available at www.etsy.com/shop/HaremRoyal and prices range from $35 – $350.

FAULT: Can you tell us a bit about Harem Royal?

Harem Royal is young and hot, completely independent jewellery line.  Unique, glamorous and fierce, yet delicate femme fatal expression, already known for emotional power and raw energy, as well as the romantic and contemporary nature of its weapons in disguise. Integral to the Harem Royal jewellery is the apposition between contrasting elements: fragility and strength, tradition and modernity, softness and severity – all in dealing with tension that lies between attraction and aggression.

FAULT: What is your creative background?

I started my career as a costume designer in the theatre and continued to develop the technical costumes skills in the movie industry. Later on, I have worked as a fashion accessories designer, where I’ve been producing designs for fashion weeks in Milan, Paris and New York. It was very hectic and challenging but also ephemeral, so I lusted for something eternal and etheric, and that’s how Harem Royal – Screwpulous Jewellery line begin.

Susanoo

 

FAULT: Your pieces are exquisite! What materials are used?

In a world where not many new and exotic breeds are discovered, I use the most beautiful creatures in my pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and given a new life as the objects of astonishment. Pieces are completely hand crafted from a mixture of metals, mostly cooper with a palette of finishes, from the finest 24 karat gold plate to various forms of cupric patina. Exotic skins and fur, genuine butterfly, moth, dragonfly wings and pearls are incorporated on the highly tasteful level providing tactile and provocative experience.

FAULT: What has been the inspiration behind your latest collection?

I am interested in moments of transformation within the precious objects that bridge the gaps between who we are when we are vulnerable and who we are when we are unbreakable.

I have found the inspiration from pagan beliefs and Greek myths to Jung’s understanding of the psyche and boisterous nature of sublime, with the hint of therianthropy as an experimental view of identity and metamorphosis. I am trying to balance between the Oriental need for seduction and the Western hunger for the power, and also to satisfy the clashing demands of women’s secret desires. Beauty is weapon and this profound blend morphing with combustible attraction and personally, I get the immense arousal from perceiving objects that threaten to hurt or destroy with their turbulent nature.

FAULT: What is your favorite piece and why?

That would be tender thunder king Susanoo. The perfect gentle slaughter paraphernalia impersonating as crowned coat of arms cage medallion with genuine deerskin piebald pelt. While admirers will be busy connecting the dots, whether you’re armed or adorned, glamorous or dangerous, cutting edge or essentially classic, you`ll be already on the move to leave them out of luck. Blown minded with ripped heart, and no money, but with a smile. Pretty neat, huh?

FAULT: Who would be your ideal client?

Ice cold seductive vixen diagnosed by possessing a risk addiction factor. Slinky intelligent and brutally feminine lady, not afraid to express the need of taking risks and survive dangers that other people can’t, solves enigmas and exposed myths that other people don`t even dare to doubt.

FAULT: What can we expect to see from Harem Royal in 2012?

I would love to challenge myself to deliver perversely elegant greatness beyond all the possibility of calculation, measurement or imitation.

Peris

 

FAULT: What is your FAULT?

I’m impatient and get easily frustrated with indecisively people, slow systems or poorly designed things. A good screw is hard to find, so I`m working to improve my impatience by accepting the fact that some things do have limitations.