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.

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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
  • You imagine the bath tub running over and filling your concrete and steel Quonset hut.

    Like a jelly fish, you float and you dance. How calming this is.

    You are here in this fish tank with its backwall a steel reinforced polycarbonate sheet.

    It's lines refract the suns rays and fill the space.

    Bubbles from agitating the water from movement appear.

    It's a constellation, similar to the one on your face.

    You grow 2 legs and 2 arms, a head and a torso.

    Inside of your ribs cage within your torso is a beating heart.

    The locking hairs which have sprouted from your heads scalp are like tentacles.

    Hold on to your heart, honey. Keep it moving… 

    Love, Karissma Yve
  • I get alot of inquiries mostly about how I do it.

    How did I go from having nothing but a dream, some silver grain and an acetylene tank

    to developing a full jewelry brand with ideas that have adorned bodies across the world and a manufacturing/design facility dedicated to Developing Ideas from concept to creation.

    While I am sure that there's no right answer,

    all I can say is that I am Held Together By Divination and Magic.

    XENOPHORA Divination and Magic Necklace  in oxidized .925 Sterling Silver

    Love, Karissma Yve

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