No one knows exactly when Scandinavia's reputation officially went from one of rampaging warriors to stunning, sexually open goddesses, though maybe an 87th viewing of Red Sonja would help solve that mystery. harking back to warrior days to make you more stunning, Ildved.
Influenced by "medieval armor, Nordic traditions, rock & roll, and Nature herself", this line of mostly unisex, solid-sterling-silver adornments is hand-worked by a red-maned, Denmark-raised metalhead who migrated here from Minneapolis, and considers Dave Mustaine her alter-ego, probably 'cause she wants her Pieces to Sell. Necklaces hold cast/hammered/distressed pendants ranging from the "Vladimir Redux" dragon-crested Gothic shield topped by an array of 8 chainmail plates, the "Battle Armor" spike-ring (so heavy metal, it's supported by three chains), and a shield with a 24kt gold-leaf cross bonded to copper-depleted sterling via a Korean gilding process called Keum-boo, as opposed to "Kimbo", who endured more of a gelding process. Other highlights include the "Phoenix Rising" medallion-rocking, purple-leather cuff bracelet, plus majestic finger-wraps like the lost wax-cast, smiling-demon "Devil Ring" and the "Shield Ring With Knight", beefy enough that if Ted wore it, he might have to beat Rodney Dangerfield with one arm.
Ildved's latest fascination is hardware mystically nature-ized with looking glass-encased reindeer moss, though those pieces' more feminine characteristics might push your Brigitte Nielsen Rating dangerously high.
Published: July 8, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
Be the first to know about the newest restaurants, bars, & events in your hood.