Modern. Minimalistic. Experimental. That’s how Helena of Pulguinha’s shop describes her work, and i’m inclined to agree. A range of edgy, high-fashion, acrylic jewellery against a range of fabric and button floral pieces; it’s incredibly juxtaposed in terms of style, but I like it.
Acrylic jewellery has never been so in fashion as it is this season, but Helena’s designs stray away from convention, her more modern pieces remind me of modern-art sculptures at the Guggenheim in Italy. It’s no surprise she has so much originality, Helena has felt a pull to create since she was young, experimenting in any art form from knitting and embroidery to cooking and abstract sketching. When designers have creativity written in their blood, it’s no surprise they create such beautiful products.
Helena designs, saws, sands and polishes all her work by hand, which she creates in her garage at home, so you can be sure a lot of attention to detail and artistic passion has gone into every piece she creates, and for a handmade mini piece of art, the prices are incredible, ranging from around £10-£40 ($15-$60).
Pulguinha’s Shop can be found on Etsy, so that means you can request custom items and possibly even get your own one off piece, unique to you. I recommend you style these pieces with a sleek LBD and a modern bun hairstyle for maximum impact, make the jewellery the center of attention.