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"Ostrich Feather Tickler Attachment" Sterling Silver 925 in Stock

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The "Ostrich Feather Tickler Attachment" was designed by Betony Vernon in 1996 and continues to seduce BV collectors today. Fabricated using multiple lost wax elements, the anatomic sterling silver 925 handle is crowned with a feather bouquet composed of two extra long premium quality Ostrich Feathers. All materials were carefully chosen to insure the provision of a lifetime of elegance and sweet sensations too. The "Ostrich Feather Tickler Attachment" is a timeless BV jewel. It may be worn in combination with an O'Ring necklace or bracelet. It can also be hooked directly onto a belt loop and worn at the hip. The power of the feather tickler to stroke the imagination should not be under estimated! How to Adorn: The "Ostrich Feather Tickler Attachment" is a sensational couture piece. It can be enjoyed in and beyond the boudoir with elegance and ease. When used to provide sensations, there is not a single area of the body that will not enjoy being caressed with the "Ostrich Feather Tickler Attachment". Avoid using essential and massage oils with this object. Note: See chapter 13 - The Touch of a Feather in Vernon's book The Boudoir Bible for a full initiation to sensual tickling. Material: Sterling Silver 925 handle, Ostrich Feathers with Marabou inserts Color: Black / pink champagne / white Hall marks: BV-925 Size: Feathers length approximately 60cm, total length about 75cm Handcrafted in Italy, all BV materials are cruelty free

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About the Designer

Betony Vernon

The paradigm shift took place over lunch in Florence, Italy, circa 1992. Betony Vernon, a striking flame-haired jewelry designer, was showing off her most recent creation: the 18-karat-gold O-ring, designed with a nod to a bondage collar, with a smaller ring affixed to its front.

Playfully, Vernon's partner put his pinky through the smaller ring as she donned the larger one. Then, the unexpected happened. “There was an electric impulse running through this piece,” she recalls. “We both felt it.” The feeling changed her life. “That was the moment I knew that jewelry can provide sensation and reinforce an intimate bond.”

Enabling others to experience electric moments like that — to “bring luxury, fantasy and sensual possibilities to the fine-jewelry world” — has been Vernon's aim ever since. “Sex and luxury were never associated,” she noticed, and the jewelry designer set out to change that. The result was her 1992 Sado-Chic collection, which became the Paradise Found collection.

Vernon grew up in Virginia and studied art history, religion and goldsmithing at Virginia Commonwealth University. Following her graduation in 1990, she moved to Florence, later earning a master’s in industrial design from the Domus Academy in Milan. Europe has been home ever since.

Vernon's designs are provocative, sexy. But if you look no further than that, you’re missing a much bigger (and more interesting) point. Vernon’s rings, necklaces, bracelets and other accessories represent a vital part of what she sees as her life’s mission.

“Pleasure,” she explains, “has been associated with sin, wrongness and naughtiness, not with joy, happiness and bonding.” Vernon has set out to demolish that “pleasure taboo.”

So, how is pleasure reflected in the design of Vernon's jewelry (and remember, we are talking sensuality not sexuality)? Early in the design process, she asks, “How many senses can I turn on?” Every detail relates to a sensual experience.

That crisp snap a clasp makes when opening or closing? A pleasure to the ear.

The softness and spring of noble metals, silver and gold? A pleasure to the touch.

And always, Vernon believes, jewelry embodies memory, legacy. A pleasure for the soul.

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