The next brand I want to talk about is the Australia-based:
Painfully Pretty creates beautiful acrylic jewellery themed around mental health and chronic illness. They also offer accessible jewellery options, such as magnetic clasps for necklaces.
The red cameo brooch is from the Melancholia collection. I have it in purple, but I also have my eye on this red version. John Keats’ poem Ode to Melancholy is engraved round the edges.
The Semicolon Parasol brooch is from the same collection. It is decorated with a semicolon, which has become a mental health-related symbol.
The Blossoming brooch is inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and is made up of three purple anemone flowers. It has a clasp on the back to thread a chain, so you can also wear it as a necklace!
The Flora Watch Dial brooch represents the ‘Radium Girls’, who worked in factories in the early 20th century and became victims of poisoning.
The Corset brooch is another piece from the Melancholia collection. Inspired by Victorian corsets, it is engraved with the phrase “Laced by expectations”.
Find Painfully Pretty at the following locations: