Blunted Objects Creates Bling for the High Minded and Stylish
Gone are the days of tacky wacky tobaccy rings, bracelets and necklaces. With “a commitment to destroy the stigma associated with smoking weed, redefine the image of the once-taboo plant, and create a peaceful universe that everybody, smokers or not, can co-exist,” Blunted Objects is reinventing what a cannabis consumer looks like, one elegant piece of herb-inspired jewelry at a time.
Created to cater to a new kind of sophisticated smoker, this fun and fashionable jewelry line is inspired by the cannabis community’s culture with a keen eye on what’s chic. And, it’s working. Tastemakers across the industry are walking the green carpet, skipping through the playa, and dancing at festivals and clubs adorned in Blunted Objects.
“My goal is to elevate the industry in a beautiful and unique way to celebrate this miracle plant,” says Melodie L, the woman behind the bling. Enamored by Blunted Objects’ eye catching statement pieces, CANNABIS TOURS reached out to the L.A. based designer to learn more about what spurs her unique designs.
Where are you from and how does that inform your designs?
I’m from all over…born in Eugene, Oregon. I grew up in Chicago. Then, I moved to California at the age of 12. I attended UC San Diego and graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Economics. This is my third year living in LA. I’m very inspired by the laid back SoCal vibe and you can see that in a lot of the designs I create.
Who are you creating Blunted Objects jewelry for?
Blunted Objects is for the stoner ladies and gents who don’t relate to the lazy stoner stereotype, the ones who are proud to show they enjoy consuming cannabis in the hopes of connecting with likeminded individuals. They believe in the healing powers of cannabis and they want to represent their community by wearing this potent symbol whenever they can.
What prompted you to design a cannabis inspired jewelry line?
I’ve always loved the way cannabis leaves look. It’s such a beautiful plant. I was shopping for weed jewelry and couldn’t believe I couldn’t find anything subtle, fun or feminine. Everything was made with hemp cord or neon green leaves. There was nothing upscale or elegant and I felt everything I saw was very outdated, not indicative of the contemporary community I knew today. Thus, Blunted Objects was born.
What are your three favorite pieces on the site right now?
I love the Cannabis Sativa Leaf Hoops, because these statement earrings are big and bold. Right away you recognize they’re cannabis leaves because of the green color and it makes an assertive statement of where you stand on legalization.
The Trinity Leaf Glasses Chain comes in three different finishes and is perfect for summer and festival season. Stoners can always use the extra help in not losing things, why not do it in style.
We don’t have a lot of states yet, but I hope to include every state in the Rep My State Layered Necklaces. I think this is such a different, subtle way to show that you’re pro-cannabis while at the same time paying homage to your home state.
Where do you draw inspiration from for your designs?
In every aspect of my life, I think about the stoner girl today, what she likes, where she goes, what she wears. So, I will put my twist on things that have been popular before to make it my own to fit the modern stoner girl. For example, I was still in elementary school when those black plastic tattoo chokers were popular around the Spice Girls era. When they made the comeback the second time around, I was not a fan and thought of ways to upgrade it. That’s how I came up with the Tattoo Leaf Choker, it’s for the young, edgy modern stoner girl. Stoner Spice.
Do you use cannabis to spark creativity?
Absolutely. I try to avoid it when writing emails, but it definitely fuels my creativity in the design process. Most of the things you see on the site started as “highdeas” and ended up being bestsellers. I love a good sativa like Super Jack to keep me inspired.
What are some other ways you’re helping to push the cannabis conversation forward?
In encouraging stoners to proudly display their Mary leaves. I feel that it connects like minded consumers and cultivates a sense of community with cannabis, pushing the conversation ever forward. In the past, we’ve supported organizations like CAN-DO Clemency, which makes it their mission to support prisoners serving long sentences for cannabis-related charges. And, we’ve supported the LA Cannabis Task Force. They believe that the cannabis industry should remain inclusive, open to entrepreneurs and professionals, who are protected by fair and comprehensive licensing.
What’s next for Blunted Objects?
Blunted Objects will be coming out with a limited collection with ASCHE Industries, a NYC-based smoking accessories brand that highlights high-end functional pieces. Meshing our signature leaf aesthetic with their functional luxury, we hope to connect the two most fashion-forward cities to elevate the cannabis industry together. Watch out for our collection coming this Fall.