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

  • 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
  • Feeling inspired. Ran some errands today to acquire some .925 Ag (sterling silver) - mostly excited to melt this down and cast some tears. I am thinking of ways to grow, to extend my heart and to live the life that are according to my own standards. 

    When I confront the very real anxieties of being a young black woman and it’s very real metaphysical dilemma of the burning that resides on my face and the Sahara desert that lives on my tongue. I found solace in the vision that I live to manifest. 

    I live for it like breathing, however there are unidentified bodies, like ghosts made of matter sucking breath like a newborn nursing from it’s mothers’ breast.

    Now The Vision is to live life according to aesthetics.

    To live life according to the spirit that is the marrow of my bones. I wish to transform this spirit of healing into matter, into talismans, fragrances, hand bags that you carry, utensils that adorn our place settings with fare that takes the place of medicine or the furniture that fill our temples.

    All in hope for a more beautiful, a more fulfilling life, to even be the source for others to manufacture the same.

    Love, Karissma Yve

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