The pieces offered by Lali Blue Jewels & Accessories are equal parts wearable art and fancy toys. If you have a whimsical side, these ornate necklaces are sure to please. Lali Blue’s necklaces are inspired by different novels and stories, worked in wood and given depth through paper cutting. Each one makes you feel like you’re getting to peer into a scene from a childhood tale.
The store is run by two people, the owner being Gemma Jericó Arnal. What started out as a hobby soon turned into a professional venture, and Gemma found extra support by teaming up with Cristina Arnau Tena. The two artists have come up with a series of playful designs that can only be considered “statement pieces,” and each is handmade for a personal touch.
You’ll find that Lali Blue is eager to experiment with more than storybook scenes alone. Along with their more traditional necklaces they’ve created shadow play lockets, which can be opened to reveal a shadow puppet version of the cover image.
Another of Lali Blue’s more amusing creations revives those little tilt-a-ball games that were weirdly addictive back in the 90s. Now you can enjoy a grown-up version of this pastime in a much prettier framing, though I can’t promise you won’t get odd looks if you start wrestling with your necklace.
These thaumatrope necklaces incorporate an even older invention from the 19th century. Each design has two images, one on the front and back. As you twirl the chain the pictures “fuse” and appear as a single image to the eye.
Who ever knew jewelry could be so fun? If you want to see more of these playful pieces, take a look at Lali Blue and find your fairy tale.
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