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Tatty Devine for Hoxton Street Monster Supplies

The wonderful people over at Tatty Devine have been beavering away on a fantastic new limited-edition range of jewellery for Hoxton Street Monster Supplies, released just in time for Christmas. The perfect way for the modern monster to express their ghastly feelings, each piece is hand-made, with just a little bit of magic, in Tatty Devine's London workshop.

The Uurghhh necklace (above) is allegedly crafted from sustainably-sourced human bone, and is said to be perfect for Zombies, Mummies, and any other vocally-challenged monsters. There's also an Urghh brooch (below) which is great for securing loose bandages and limbs with style and panache.

For a more general sense of terror, the Aarghhh necklace is ideal, being made from recently-petrified forests.

Or for something a little more restrained, there's the bijou Grrrr necklace, hand crafted from slime-resistant malachite-substitute, which is apparently quite a hit with trolls, ogres and other swamp-dwelling beasts.

They all come boxed up, ready to wear:

Tatty Devine also created a bespoke, one-off, super-sized piece for one of the shop's gigantic customers:

If you'd like to win one of the pieces from the main range, Tatty Devine are running a flash-fiction competition on Twitter - just write a 140 character tweet inspired by one of the words from the collection (Aarghhh, Grrrr, Urghh or Uurghhh), with the hashtag #monster140. You've got until 12 noon on Monday 12 November 2012 - so get tweeting.


posted: 8 November 2012
categories: Ministry of Stories | Shop
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