Moroccan Bling is also the shop title of a contemporary jewelry collection coming out of Morocco. Put together by visual artist and blog manager Jess Stephens, who happily resides in Morocco. The collection is a natural progression to her attraction towards jewelry as a form of expression.
Fez’ first Pop Up shop was the latest venture platforming Moroccan Bling. Under the title of Bedouin BonBon this showcase included fine art paintings and the latest jewelry creations by Jess. Anne Graaf, art historian and writer made the following critiques on the collection.
Here are some more teasers of our collection that can be found on jessiculture.etsy.com
This piece titled Chikhat Choker is inspired by the outfits of female dance performers. The chikhat dancers, from the middle Atlas region, wear the fiber plaited belts around their clothed toresos.
One of many jalaba button necklaces that Jess has designed. They primarily consist of hand woven jalaba buttons, common all over Morocco but predominently around old jewish towns such as Sefrou. It was the Jews who predominantly bought the tailoring craft to Morocco. This style of jalaba button necklace contains an average of 150 buttons.
Taureg crosses the Circus was assembled in the south of Morocco with materials bought in the region. Its main pendant is a traditional Taureg cross; an emblem passed from father to son resembling the cross roads of life. Two bizzar puzzle pieces hang on either side of the main pendant.