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08 Nov

Jewel Goddess Celeste Twikler's Creative Process

In the summertime, it's easy to transmit beachy style vibes — living 24-7 in a bikini says "I'm a mermaid, no doubt about it." Come fall and winter though, unless you're lucky enough to live on a tropical island, transmitting endless summer vibes proves a bit trickier. When we discovered jeweler Celeste Twikler's gorgeously organic pieces crafted from seashells and precious metals, we realized we'd found a member of our tribe. Layered with abandon, the beachy baubles relay an instant seaside atmosphere, even if they're paired with piles of chunky knits. Based in Byron Bay, Australia, Twikler gathers exotic sea treasures from around the world to create her unique jewels. With a wordly view and a knack for turning Mother Nature's offerings into beautiful adornments, she's a source of creative inspiration — and styling savvy — that we turn to often.

Twikler's Bikini Questionnaire answers are below. 

Right now I'm in: Lakey Peak, Sumbawa Indonesia

I can’t stop listening to: Ocean Alley, Kyle Lionheart, and Dusty Boots

Hat or sunglasses:  Sunglasses

Favorite sunscreen: A combo of We Are Feel Good Inc. preservative-free sunscreen and Surf Mud natural zinc

Beauty product I can't live without: Olieve & Olie lavender, rose geranium and sweet orange body butter


At the beach I always have my: Surfboard–shaped by Wolf Craft or Joel Fitzgerald

Coffee or tea? I'm a nana; I love my cups of tea.

My favorite place to travel is: Anywhere with waves

Instagram account everyone should follow: @Slowtravelmagazine

First thing I do when I wake up: Eat as much as I can physically consume for breakfast, I love breakfast!

My go-to workout is: Surfing or bush walk

Favorite snack: Lollies

Must-have cocktail: Anything with apple or mint

Work of art/photograph/book/song I can't stop thinking about: I never tire of illustrator Esra Roise and photographer Renae Saxby, who shoots breathtaking travel, music and fashion imagery. She also gives back with charity and volunteer work.The last book I read sounds narcissistic, but my mom gave it to me — It's called Celeste! It's a true story about a Parisian courtesan who became a countess and a bestselling writer. I can't stop listening to Dusty Boots' Shake You Up. He's a super-duper rad human and musician.

My #lifegoals are: To be smiling and surfing every day

Biggest inspiration: Leah Dawson

Where I haven't been that I most want to go: Morocco

When I daydream I think about: Pictures I'd like to draw

If I wasn't a jewelry designer I'd be a: Child care worker

Real tan or faux: Real

I'm never without my: Hair tie and a snack

You'd be surprised to know that I: Would eat dessert for every meal if left unsupervised.

True personal style is: The ability to define your inner vibe on the outside.