If one of Erica Weiner‘s mantras is “Make inexpensive jewelery that doesn’t look cheap,” the others must read something like “Make the most badassest jewelry on the planet,” “Use my own personal basass status to increase the overall population of badasses,” and “Eat badass for breakfast, lunch and dinner so that everything I touch may too become badass.”

If you’ve been a reader for awhile you’re probably no stranger to my slightly obsessive posts regarding lines of jewelry (including the amazing Alex and Chloe and Kimberly Baker), but something about Erica Weiner’s vintage-inspired designs are seriously getting me going. Her necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings — which are all humorous, peculiar, and charming — are little works of creative genius, and the pricetag rarely stretches over $80 a pop. Erica’s travels with good friend and business partner Lindsay Salmon keep the line bursting with interesting materials and concepts, and often result in incredible pieces like this one — the Be Prepared For Bears necklace. Taken from a vintage boy scout badge, this incredibly awesome slice of…badass…dangles a menacing grizzly from a few pithy words of truth.