The opposite is true for 22-year-old jewelry designer Lili Murphy-Johnson, who designed a collection of rings, necklaces, bracelets and jewel-embellished apparel "inspired by menstruation and the frustrating, leaking female body," according to her website. Lili considered feminine care items like pads and tampons, the annoying AF symptoms of PMS and, of course, blood when creating the often sparkly pieces.
The collection include's Laila's Flower:
As well as this Period Paraphernalia Charm Bracelet, which on closer inspection is adorned with mini gold tampons and pads:This Bouncing Necklace is meant to imitate the swollen, irritating feeling of PMS:
And this Stained Shirt is embroidered with red beads:
The Carefree Cuff bracelet is engraved with a pattern lifted right off the wrapper of a Carefree pantyliner:
And don't forget this modern interpretation of a pad in the Used Sanitary Towel Ring:
Lili, who has a degree in jewelry design from University of the Arts London's Central Saint Martins, recognizes that there are still stigmas associated with periods, and hopes that her collection will heighten awareness and get people talking about periods more.
YAAAS, gurl! We have to admit, we never thought we'd be considering period bling, but now...
"I hope that [this collection] can give space for conversation about menstruation, and that it can be a way to enjoy wearing period stains," Lili told Refinery29. "Half of the population experiences [menstruation] regularly through their lifetime; it should be something people feel comfortable talking about."