• BAHGSU JEWELS

It's no secret that we adore Bahgsu Jewels, we've used Maggies beautiful creations to style many of our campaigns! Good friend Lauren Hill sat down with her recently to find out more about the magic and meaning behind our favourite pieces.

Maggie Orli is a traveling, silversmithing, gypsy girl with bright eyes for nature. In 2008, she started Bahgsu Jewels and has been crafting one of a kind adornments ever since. Bahgsu's aesthetic is very much entwined with a respect for wild, natural forces and the products those posses, specifically raw stones and crystals. Maggie's passion for showcasing the many million-years old works of nature is obvious in her jewels. There is something anciently feminine about adornment with nature; Maggie plays into this magic and has made a living sharing it with other women.

What words describe women who wear Bahgsu Jewels?
Authentic, empowered, mystical, courageous, intuitive, and guardians of the earth.

We've seen your rattlesnake jewels pop up recently in a few Billabong Womens campaigns, what's the significance of the snake?
The snake is a symbol of eternity and evolution. through the shedding of it's skin transforms showing all that constant renewal and healing is not only possible but natural. My design is the rattlesnake with a lotus on its crown. An ode to the east and west connection for the rattler is only found in North America and the lotus is a powerful Asian flower.

Much of your work is with crystals, why?
On one hand, I believe that crystals channel, amplify and reflect pure cosmic and earth energy as light. They have a denser lattice and capture these slow moving frequencies creating a healing vibratory field for the care taker. This truth encourages me to spread 'crystal light'! On the other hand, crystals are simply beautiful and nothing makes me more whole than supporting beauty.

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