Patch Give Away!

FREEBIE time! Autumn is getting closer and we are giving away 1 FREE patch with each order to get your patch game going 🍂 🖤. Choose between our Ram Skull patch or our Celestial Cat patch, simply write cat or skull at checkout! Offer valid from Friday 16/8 2019 to Midnight Friday 23/8 2019!

Custom made ram skull and cat artwork by illustrator Amanda Goldie de Aguiar.

High-quality screen printed patches with cover-stitched edges, a perfect addition to any jacket or denim vest. Made to be sewed on to your favourite garment.

Made by hand & printed with eco-friendly print colour without any harmful chemicals, safe for both the printer & the environment!

Click here to view all the Hellaholics patches.

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My Journey

Wearing our clear crystal quartz pendant with a non-allergic stainless steel chain.

 

Hi! You may have seen my face (or my cats) on Hellaholics social media. I’m Elina, a Hellaholics employee, an inked metalhead, cat mama to Alice & Romeo, 29 years old and living in Gothenburg, Sweden with my fiancé.

I have decided to speak openly about my unorthodox professional journey in hope that in some small way it may help to lift the social stigma that surrounds anxiety and depression. I am the other half of the Hellaholics team and this is my story.

Empowering accessories: Know your power pin by Glitter Punk.

 

Chapter 1. Everything started back in 2013. I had been struggling for many years with anxiety and was on permanent sick leave. One day I heard about this small group, a group of people who all like me had been struggling in their lives and that met daily at a workshop to sew. I decided to try.

At first I was scared; I had never sewn in my life, I hadn’t worked for many years and my self-esteem was low. But I was curious and I had the most wonderful teacher who gave me so much support and love. At first, I started with just two hours work two times a week and for every month we slowly increased the time with one hour until it was four hours every day. It took me about 2 years to get there. Yes, you read that right. 2 years, step by step!

After a while I actually started to enjoy sewing!  

Image by Cissi Krantz.

 

Chapter 2. I’ve always loved the rock’n’roll style of the 1970s. The flared pants, the bold colours, the unisex looks, the platform boots and the big hair. I had been looking for those perfect pants for many years so I decided to challenge myself. I didn’t care that I’d only been sewing for a little while. I was stubborn. I learned how to make the “perfect” 70s pants with a little help from my teacher. It was still hard to ask for help. I’ve always been that type of person who wants to learn by myself. By practicing, making mistakes, doing it again, crying, laughing and starting over. I want to do it my way. After sewing over 100 pants, I finally felt quite happy.

Then came this new idea. I wanted to sew pants for other people to wear too so I started my own brand with self-made kimonos and flares. Stone Dust Clothing.  I was really happy until…. I started to want more. I was surprised of wanting more challenges. This was new for me, wanting something more.

Me back in 2017, wearing velvet flares and a kimono made by me.

 

I first heard about Hellaholics in 2016. I met Hannah (my mentor, boss and founder of Hella) through a mutual friend and it just “klicked”. Hellaholics was growing, she needed help and I needed a job. We share a love for pretty jewellery, have a similar taste in music and are both vegans.

At first I started as a trainee. I had to start slow, 3 hours a day, 5 days a week and with a lot of breaks. I had to listen to my body and not force myself to do anything. I had to learn everything from scratch. How to pack orders, how to receive deliveries, how to take pictures, how to edit, how to think, how to write. It was so many impression; sometimes it felt like my brain would explode. I was scared every minute that I was not good enough to work here but Hannah had a different perspective, she believed in me and guided me every step of the way.

Hellaholics custom made birch wood jewellery inspired by our Nordic pagan past. Designed in-house by me and Hannah as a team. Click the image to view the collection.

 

I could never ask for a better boss. Hannah has been a big support, always listening to me, telling me to take breaks or go home when she sees that it’s too much. She has helped me grow, become independent and to trust myself. She is not only my boss. She is also my friend. She takes great care of both me and our customers with attention to details, with love and pure passion!

I never thought I would end up here in life. In a small company, working with social media, design and photography and actually feeling proud and happy! I’m now working 6 hours a day and have become an employee. My journey at Hellaholics continues, the brand is growing and I’m growing. 

I’m still learning, still having anxiety but I feel confident. I know there will be darker days, days when I question myself and that to is OK! Life isn’t perfect, it can be painful, but also rewarding and beautiful!

Read more about Hellaholics here: https://hellaholics.com/our-story/

If you read this far, thank you! And to all our truly wonderful customers who allows Hellaholics to exist- WE LOVE YOU!

Delivery Day!

Psst..we are packing up a BIG delivery from the one and only Rogue & Wolf today. We have now done a massive re-stock of their magical black goods, and as you may know Rogue & Wolf is a UK based brand, so therefore we made an extra large re-stock now in Mars so you do not have to worry about Brexit this or Brexit that. We ship from Gothenburg, Sweden and offer FREE shipping within the European Union!

Back in stock is their spell-binding Cauldron mug and a large selection of their classic black matte rings.

The Cauldron mug, perfect for pots, potions and your daily dose of caffeine.

New to us is their Sinbook, an elegantly dark illustrated notebook and diary, conjured to hold your innermost sins and worries.

Helps to de-stress and unburden your mind. Write your sins in the morning and your fortunes at night.

Click here to view all R&W items.

 

 

Leather weather!

Spring is in the air and what better way celebrate it than bring out that (vegan) leather jacket and load up with some new pins from Punky Pins.

Current leather jacket situation. Click the image to view all pins from Punky Pins.

“A witch bows to no man” – certainly not!

Welcome Glitter Punk!

We are thrilled to welcome brittish unicorn pin maker Glitter Punk to the Hellaholics family!  Glitter Punk is a London based brand who always produces super cute colourful enamel pins in high quality. Such as this Witches Brew enamel pin cup with a green glittery potion.

 

Know your power black glitter pin! Embrace your inner strength, and let this witchy enamel pin serve as a friendly reminder on your leather jacket 🙂

Click here to view all pins from Glitter Punk.

Raven hair and ruby lips, sparks fly from her fingertips …

Last year we did a blog post about raven beauty and alternative model @andreale.garcia . Since then we have had the pleasure to work togheter and Andrea has created several sets with magical photos, amongst other this dark enchanting set 🖤🖤🖤.  Andrea is wearing our Bold Skull Cross Necklace as a choker and Hella sterling silver rings.

Crystals, skull rings and roses models own. Find more inspiring dark images from Andrea on her instagram @andreale.garcia  🖤🖤🖤.

From the Dark North – Hellaholics Birch Wood Collection

Häxa Black Wooden Necklace:  SE: Häxa, ENG: Witch;  a title once given to free spirited knowledgeable women in both awe and disgust. This necklace is our small tribute to all the women who through centuries have stood their ground and ever to often had to pay with their lives.

High-quality birch wood necklace with the word Häxa written in nordic style inspired by runes. Designed in-house, custom made for Hellaholics and produced in Finland,

 

 

 

Birch wood necklace with a classic Helm of Awe symbol.  Choose between vegan suede cord (lets leave the animal killing with the Vikings) with non-allergic stainless steel settings or nickel free metal alloy chain.  The Helm of Awe is a Nordic protective symbol believed to offer protection from illness and disease, and to protect against the abuse of power.

Norse Priestess Black Wooden Necklace with a nordic triple moon symbol. Designed in-house, custom made for Hellaholics and produced in Finland. Light-weight, comfortable for everyday wear.

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