Meet Boonestala, the local jewelry line designed by metal artist Sontra Stala and designer Erin Boone. The two combined their inspirations (and a great deal of research on lions' teeth) to create a collection symbolizing protection—and we've got it all right here for you to see with a quick click-through. Each Boonestala piece is hand-carved in wax, cast in silver or brass, and assembled in (suddenly snowy) Chicago. We love the wearable toughness of each Boonestala piece, and, if you like what you see, they're all waiting for you on Boonestala's Etsy. Ignore your holiday shopping this weekend and score a much-deserved gift for yourself. No toothpaste necessary.
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