out it comes...

As with almost everything in life ( except for Delpozo) Queen Michelle and I couldn't be more different.

Out widely differing tastes are especially evident in jewellery. When it comes to rings, she always prefers something which could take your eye out. The pointier and stabbier it is the better. So I'm guessing that she will love these steel needles from Ana Pina.

Ana Pina was born in 1980, in Porto, Portugal, city where she studied, still lives and works.

When little, she’d always preferred to draw with crayons than to play with legos, but ended up studying architecture. After working a few years in this area, she decided to hear her inner voice and follow a more creative path as a freelancer, venturing herself in the wonderful world of jewelry.

In July of 2012 she completed the Contemporary Jewelry course in the school Engenho e Arte, in which she developed new creative and technical skills. In June of 2015 she launched a new project and opened the doors of Tincal lab - a virtual platform and jewelry atelier, in Porto's city center.

In her own jewelry line she creates unique pieces or in limited series, combining traditional jewelry techniques and contemporary concepts of design, in search of a modern and feminine style.She's influenced by drawing, color, the nature of materials, contrasts and textures, geometric relations and asymmetries.

With collections called Angular, Linear, Minimal and Tubular( her latest), its easy to see that she favours a certain architectural rigour to her jewellery.

Although I'm loving her more organic shaped pieces such as this lovely cuff bangle inspired by a Ginkgo Bilboa leaf. It's only £95 for sterling silver.

Pop over to her site and have leisurely look this Saturday morning...

Queen Marie