Alchimia /
Detroit

Founder and designer of Xenophora, a multi-disciplinary accessory / jewelry brand and Casting de Khrysopoeia, the only boutique precious-metal manufacturing facility based in Detroit.

A sculptor of worlds with regard to aesthetics, romantic escapes of color and ritual ruin.

Follow me on Instagram: KarissmaYve
XENOPHORA: XENOPHORA

The most amazing thing about it all is the ability to be able to do what I love.

It's a challenge, really. I wouldn't be surpised if it came out that, that this is one of the reasons I do it. 
Forever chasing the moments (and the money) so that I can do it. I need to sustain the substance.

I often think about what pulls me to jewelry making and more recently 3D printing jewelry made up of the chemical compositions of tears and more specifically, its typography.

Is it the Possibility and Hope? Is it that I am among those yearning for Liberation? Or is it that I just need to release that which lives within me?

Maybe it is no one thing. But that I am made to do it.

Everyday is a new challenge. A new beast to be conquered. 

Yet - I am reflecting on where I was before this. I'm embracing the challenges, the desire to push the boundaries of design and the process on becoming my best self…

[until next time]

Cozy in XENOPHORA, Comme des Garcons, Yohji Yamamoto and Paco Rabanne

Love, Karissma Yve